Monday, November 30, 2009

Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter and Nutmeg Syrup

I made these waffles over the weekend and loved them! I ripped the recipe out of a magazine last November and finally got around to making them. I am glad I did! I loved the pumpkin flavor of the waffles. It was just the right amount of pumpkin. The compound butter was amazingly delicious, too.

The star of the show, in my opinion, was the nutmeg syrup. Oh, my, YUMMY! It was so wintery to me... the perfect way to start December. So bust out your waffle irons and welcome December with this delicious breakfast!

Pumpkin Waffles
Simple & Delicious Sept/Oct 2008

1 cup plus 2 TBSP AP flour
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 TBSP butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine milk through butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
Bake in waffle iron per manufacturer's directions.


Orange Walnut Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 TBSP grated orange peel

Combine all ingredients until well blended.


Nutmeg Syrup
1 cup sugar
2 TBSP AP flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups cold water
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp rum extract (optional)


In large saucepan, combine sugar through water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and extracts.

6 comments:

HoneyB said...

Sounds yummy Cristine. I am so hungry right now but Grumpy isn't so I'm waiting a little longer to make dinner and drooling over your waffles! :-)

The McBride Family said...

Okay seriously I HAVE to go buy a waffle maker. Those look Bombtastic!!! (Yes spell check I know that's not a word!)

Leslie said...

Orange walnut butter???OMG

Anonymous said...

this was fabulous !! we liked it so much we stole the leftovers to take back to phoenix. keep them coming cristine, i'll be your guinea pig anytime. love mom

Katy ~ said...

On my to do list. These sound amazing! And with that gorgeous butter and syrup, now we're talking A Sunday Special!!! Hugs. This is terrific!

Ingrid said...

Oh, boy Cristine! That does look like a marvelous way to start the holiday season. I don't have a waffle iron but I can still make that compound butter and nutmeg syrup. YUM!
~ingrid

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