Fall is upon us! Well, not technically in Hawaii…but a girl can dream 🙂 That nip in the air, trees changing colors, apple picking, steaming pumpkin lattes! I love fall.
My mom gave me this Belgian waffle maker when we moved to Hawaii. She’s been collecting gadgets while I’ve been gone, but never uses them. So now I am the lucky recipient of a waffle maker, Kitchenaid mixer, and breadmaker! I’ve never used so many kitchen gadgets in my life!
I’ve been on a waffle kick ever since I made my whole wheat banana bread waffles. This one has all the goodness of pumpkin and whole wheat, along with warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. It’ll make your whole house smell wonderful 🙂 Like my whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip bread, I put some cornmeal in the batter to give it a nice crunch. If you don’t have cornmeal, you can just add extra whole wheat flour. One of my readers said they put Nutella on the whole wheat banana waffles instead of maple syrup…what a fabulous idea! I think these pumpkin waffles would be great with some melted cookie butter (Biscoff spread) on top 🙂 I love getting feedback from you all on the recipes and hearing if you tried them…it really does make my day, so keep the comments coming!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 T honey or maple syrup
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cup milk
2 T melted butter
Mix dry ingredients together. Whisk wet ingredients together and add to dry. Grease and preheat your waffle iron. Pour by 1/3 cup measure into waffle maker for 5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
Note: if you don’t have cornmeal, you can do 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour instead.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget?
What are some of your favorite things about fall?