Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Waffles

I have 2 pumpkins worth of puree in my freezer so I will be making A LOT of pumpkin recipes over the next month. I'm pretty excited, though, because I love pumpkin and all things pumpkin. Actually, I usually just have sweet pumpkin things. The other night I had my first savory pumpkin dish - pumpkin soup. It was so delicious! So, I will be making it soon and I will post pics and the recipe (um.... Monica... can I get the recipe???).

Wow... kinda got off topic there! I am a big breakfast girl and love waffles. These pumpkin waffles were absolutely delicious and I added some nuts on top for some crunch. A perfect fall (or winter with the weather we've been having!) breakfast!

Pumpkin Waffles
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

Vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron or cooking spray

Preheat oven to 250°F and preheat waffle iron.

Sift together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices.

Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl with buttermilk, pumpkin, and butter until smooth. Whisk in dry ingredients just until smooth.

In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks (as in, far soften than the over-beaten whites you’ll see in my picture above). Folk them gently into the waffle batter, until just combined.

Brush waffle iron lightly with oil and spoon batter (about 2 cups for four 4-inch Belgian waffles) into waffle iron, spreading quickly. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Transfer waffles to rack in oven to keep warm and crisp. Make more waffles in same manner.


HoneyB said...

Great looking waffles Christine. I haven't eaten yet and I wish these would magically appear in front of me this morning. :)

Pamela said...

Oh, YUM! They look wonderful and the nuts really make it more scrumptious.

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