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Pumpkin Waffles


Meghan
The flavors of pumpkin and fall spices in delicious homemade waffles!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 full waffles (20 squares)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups well-shaken buttermilk (see note)
  • 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • Vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron or cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and preheat waffle iron.
  • Sift together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl with buttermilk, pumpkin, and butter until smooth. Whisk in dry ingredients just until combined.
  • In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Fold them gently into the waffle batter until just combined.
  • Brush waffle iron lightly with oil or spray with cooking spray (I like to use Pam for Grilling because it's a high temperature formula and holds up better to heat of my waffle iron). Pour or spoon batter into waffle iron, spreading quickly. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. When I make waffles, I like to transfer the batter to a pourable measuring cup and pour it onto the waffle iron. I don't even bother spreading the batter because the weight of my waffle iron's lid spreads it nicely.
  • If serving many people, transfer waffles to rack in oven to keep warm and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter. I just cool my extra waffles on a cooling rack, break up the squares, wrap them in waxed paper, and pack them up in freezer bags. Then they are ready to pop in the toaster from frozen.

Notes

Note:  In place of buttermilk, you may use 2 cups milk with 2 tablespoons vinegar and allow to curdle for 10 minutes.
Source: Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
You're Gonna Bake It After All
bakeitafterall.com
Keyword breakfast, fall, pumpkin, vegetarian