Friday, October 7, 2011

Celebrate Fall with a Pumpkin Breakfast

Today is picture day at school.  I am hoping that my two made it to picture day still looking like they did when they bailed from the car this morning in the dropoff loop.  Because, man did the photography company want an arm and a leg for the most basic package.  I take a lot of pictures of my kids, but I mean, c'mon...you've gotta have all 13 of those posed pictures with the grayish background for the album, right??

   To help get them out the door in good spirits, I made one of our favorite fall breakfasts.  Spiced Pumpkin Waffles.  Maybe last year sometime I saw that Amy (from Angry Chicken fame) mentioned these delicious waffles she'd made and I had to try them.  You know, me with the freezer full of pumpkin and all...  So I did.  And the reaction--YUM!  The kids love them.  Chris is gone by the time the kids and I get up in the morning so he never eats breakfast with us during the week and he makes breakfast on the weekends, so I'm not sure if he's ever had any of my delicious pumpkin waffles, but he's missing out.  ;)

  The recipe is from Country Living.  Make these this weekend.  You'll be glad you did!  And just on a side note...these are also great served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and warm maple syrup or even caramel sauce for dessert...I'm just saying if you wanted to go that route...

photo via  Country Living
SPICED PUMPKIN WAFFLES
INGREDIENTS

  2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  1 teaspoon(s) ginger
  1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground nutmeg
  1/4 teaspoon(s) cloves
  4  large eggs
  2 cup(s) buttermilk
  1 cup(s) pumpkin purée
  1/2 cup(s) dark brown sugar
  1/4 cup(s) (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract

    
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin purée, sugar, butter, and vanilla in another large bowl until smooth. While whisking, add the flour mixture and blend until smooth.
  3. Generously coat the waffle iron with vegetable oil and cook the batter in the waffle iron as recommended in the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.

Enjoy and have a very wonderful weekend!  Hopefully I'll check in with some real progress on my bee blocks and fall quilting...

5 comments:

  1. Kelli, those sound so good! I've made pumpkin pancakes, but never waffles! Maybe if I'm feeling perky in the morning we'll have some. Don't even get me started on pictures! We've only dealt with sports and preschool so far, but MAN! Preschool's weren't too bad, but the sports ones were outrageous! And they don't even offer the option of just regular pictures. It's all magnets, cards, tickets, buttons....Blah!

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  2. Oh man, how good do those waffles look?!?!
    The Kid's picture day is next week and I'm scuurd to see the pricing packet come home. :(

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  3. Those waffles sound great! I never would have thought of using ginger.

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  4. Ok, I'm back! I made these this morning and they were super! Everybody loved them and I think I'll even have some leftover to freeze. Thanks!

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