Joel wasn’t coming home for diner the other day, and so it was the perfect excuse Ladybug and I needed to try something for dinner we knew he wouldn’t like – Pumpkin Waffles! Now these aren’t just any pumpkin waffles. No sir, these are ULTIMATE pumpkin waffles. So awesome, they need their own blog dedicated solely to them. Yup, their own blog. Now that is a serious waffle.
These waffles were a little more fussy than the average waffle to make. I made lots of dirty dishes. And there were lots of steps. But they were good! Maybe not ultimate, they did have a lot of spice to them (you know how I feel about my pumpkin to spice ratio) but they were good! I did just notice that this recipe is for a Belgian waffle, and I just made regular waffles with them. Maybe that would make the difference?
What do you think? Ultimate or not?
Ultimate Pumpkin Waffles (The Pumpkin Waffle Blog)
(Makes 4 belgian waffles or 6.5 regular waffles)
¼ cup light brown sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ¾ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
¼ tsp cloves
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or ¼ tsp dried pre-grated nutmeg)
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Lightly oil the waffle iron with cooking spray, and let it warm up.
In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cornstarch.
Add the remaining dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
Separate the eggs – yolks into a medium bowl and whites into a small bowl.
To the egg yolks, add the milk and pumpkin – whisk to combine and set aside.
Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks (about 2 minutes) and set aside.
Slowly pour the melted butter into the yolk/pumpkin mixture, whisking as you pour.
Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Slide the whipped egg whites out of the bowl and into the mix.
With a rubber spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the mixture until no whites are visible.
Once the waffle iron is heated, pour the batter into it to cook!
(If you have a Belgian waffle maker, its about 2 minutes and 3 seconds. If you have a regular waffle maker, until the light goes off!