Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Say Hello to My Little Friend........

My waffle iron.

Ahhh....I've missed you so.  Its been so long since I've even posted a waffle recipe...maybe July???? 

This reunion is way overdue......

Nothing says waffle love this time of year like Spiced Pumpkin Waffles.  And since everyone else in blog land is loving the pumpkin, I thought I would too (this is the healthy version of peer pressure, right???)

So funny thing about waffles.  When my friends hear I'm making them, they all want to come running.  Good thing I'd already planned a dinner with my neighbor or else I would have had a mutiny on my hands!  (Hi Ashley...glad you come come over and catch up!)

These were what dreams are made of...fluffy, spicy, a bit sweet, and very nutritious.

What?  You don't dream in food? ;)

Thats okay, I do.

These were accompanied by some turkey sausage patties.  It was the perfect choice, at least in my opinion.  The spice of the sausage paired very well with the spice from the pumpkin. 

I'd say waffles better come back on a more regular basis....I've missed them!

Doesn't it feel good to return to an old friend?  Its comforting, satisfying, and fills us up.  Makes our souls just take a deep breath and smile.  

Does that make you feel better on a gloomy Wednesday?  I hope so.  It certainly cheers me up.

What kitchen appliance and/or food do you consider an old friend?  What is it and why?

See ya'll soon~

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

inspired from Taste of Home

Print this recipe!

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1 1/4 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
4 1/2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
non stick cooking spray

1.  Preheat waffle iron.
2.  In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour through ginger).  In a smaller bowl, combine the wet (milk through egg).
3.  Pour wet into dry until well blended.  Batter should have very few lumps.
4.  Spray waffle iron with non stick cooking spray.  Ladle batter onto iron and cook until desired degree of golden brown color.
5.  Remove from iron, place on a plate, and repeat with remaining batter until batter is all gone.
6.  Serve with butter and syrup if desired.  These can be frozen and toast up really well the next morning.


  1. Oh I love anything pumpkin!!! Now I just need a waffle iron! :)

  2. @The Atwoods

    Yes you do! I love mine. It was a gift a few years ago (the belgian waffle maker you see on the blog). I've since added a 4 square waffle iron when I want smaller ones. You won't be disappointed! Did you know you can make french toast on it too? Thanks for reading!