Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Pumpkin Waffles

Oh my goodness it has been a while since I posted anything food-related. If you aren't into parenting or kids the blog has been pretty boring lately. Sorry! To make up for it, I'm sharing an amazing pumpkin waffles recipe. It's so amazing I highly recommend you make it this weekend. I used to think I didn't like pumpkin but I am totally reformed and love everything pumpkin. The pumpkin flavoring is subtle in these pancakes but pumpkin and spices makes for a killer combination. Cati was a huge fan, which is always a wonderful compliment.

Pumpkin Waffles
by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Yields around 8 waffles

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
4 eggs (separate yolks from the whites)
1 ½ cup milk
1 cup pure canned pumpkin (I used homemade puree)
¾ cup (12 tablespoons) butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

Next, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. *If you have a stand mixer, you can start beating your egg whites while you prepare the rest of the batter (or just beat them later with a hand mixer). Beat egg whites until they form peaks. Reserve for later.

In a separate bowl, add the egg yolks, milk, pumpkin, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add the dry mixture slowly until incorporated using a mixer.

If you haven't already, take the egg whites and beat with a mixer until they form peaks. Fold beaten egg whites gently into the pumpkin batter. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions.

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