If you love all things pumpkin, crisp mornings and a hearty breakfast, you’ll love these pumpkin spice waffles. Made with things like whole-wheat flour, flaxseeds and pumpkin puree, one waffle will make your stomach sigh with contentment from breakfast to lunch.
You can make your own pumpkin puree from those leftover jack-o-lanterns, or buy canned pumpkin–either way, you’ll love these waffles–and not just because they’re good for you!
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Mix the following ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3 cups whole-wheat flour (I prefer non GMO flour such as Prairie Gold by Wheat Montana)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed (optional–but why not?!)
2 Tbs. baking powder
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Make a well in the dry ingredients and then add:
1/8 cup canola oil
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients. Slowly add about two cups of water–until the batter reaches the perfect consistency for your waffle maker–my husband describes it as ‘runny but thick.’ The amount of water you need will depend on the consistency of your pumpkin puree. Enjoy!
We always use a spritz of cooking spray on both sides of the waffle iron (even though it’s a non-stick surface).