I did it again. I made something else pumpkin.
I got the inspiration for these waffles from this recipe.
I basically followed the recipe I found for the most part, but I cut down on the butter to just under a 1/2 cup (because that’s all we had left in the house…) and substituted apple pie spice for the nutmeg.
This took a bit of effort and made for a lot of dirty dishes, but based on the reaction from the kids, it was definitely time well spent. The recipe makes about 6-7 waffles, and they were all eagerly gobbled up for breakfast…particularly since I sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar on them along with a drizzle of real maple syrup.
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Inspired by http://www.bombshellbling.com
2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp apple pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
Whip 4 egg yolks in stand mixer with whisk attachment for a few minutes until they thicken up a bit. Replace whisk attachment with paddle attachment, and mix the pumpkin, milk, and vanilla into the yolks. Slowly add the dry ingredients until mixed.
In a separate stand mixer bowl, whip the egg whites with the whisk attachment until firm peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into the pumpkin mixture. Prepare waffles in well-greased waffle iron, greasing between each waffle, and using roughly a 1/3 cup of batter per waffle.