Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles - finally!!

I know I said I'd make pumpkin waffles with a sweet nutty topping about a month ago in a prior waffle post HERE.  As is typical, they didn't make it to the table until about two weeks ago.  And now they finally make the blog.

Recipe found in Food Network magazine and modified slightly.

1 can pumpkin
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup fat free yogurt
1 cup skim milk
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup dried cranberries

To make the topping, combine almonds, sunflower seeds and pepitas in a bowl.  Add maple syrup and dried cranberries.  Stir to combine and set aside.
For the waffle batter, whisk the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl.  Whisk the sugar and eggs in another bowl then whisk in the pumpkin, yogurt and milk.  Add your melted butter and stir to combine.  Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and fold in until just combined - it will have some lumps.

Cook on a preheated waffle iron to desired doneness.  Remove from iron and top with your nutty topping and extra syrup.  They are pictured in the magazine with whipped cream as well.  Mmmmm.  Enjoy!
These were really, really good.  I will make this again.  Best part is that I made the batter and topping the night before and stored in the refrigerator.


  1. yum yum YUMM!! come to my house and make some for me! haha. i wanna share with you one of my favorite cooking blogs that i think you will appreciate. i've used her potato leek soup recipe and it's SO delicious and easy to make. (i always add corn).

  2. Thanks Pretty. I'm always looking for new blogs to follow. Can't travel myself, but I will fed ex you some waffles whenever you like. You can have a waffle date with Blix and think of me. :)

  3. Ugh! YUM!!! I am printing out this recipe so I can try it this weekend. YUM!

  4. What a great idea for our Sunday morning b-fast. I could make it on Saturday night and still have a nice hot breakfast on Sunday without all the work (because I have to be out of the house before 9h30 for hockey)... thanks for another great looking recipe. Who needs cookbooks anymore when there are great blogs like yours to read.

    Make it a great day!

  5. You are so it was ready to go in the morning for breakfast! That's nice to know, when I come to breakfast at your house we'll have time to chat and you won't be slaving over a hot waffle iron! ;D

  6. I have yet tried pumpkin in my pancake or waffle. Sounds good with nutty topping! Thanks! Probably, Lyndz & I hop over to join you for this. haha.... Have a wonderful day.

  7. I will gladly make waffles for anybody who cares to visit. :)

    Thanks everyone for reading.

  8. The recipe for the waffle batter looks really good and it is made better with the nutty topping.