This weekend was action packed with all things Fall.
I made pumpkin waffles. I got all dressed up and went to a Halloween party. I burned my fall candles, took a scenic drive down my favorite street to see the leaves, and snuggled on the couch with a thick blanket.
Not to mention grocery shopping, cleaning, re-stocking our pantry at Costco, and loads of laundry. It's hard to get back on track after an improv trip to Miami.
I'm absolutely in love with these waffles. I think they're the best ones I've made so far. And they're healthy...since they're made with whole wheat flour. The chocolate chips aren't necessary, but when do I pass up a chance to add them to something? I'd do it if I were you.
Note: I was only able to make three waffles with this recipe. Perfect for two people, but double up if serving three or four.
Source: slightly adapted from The Spiffy Cookie
Servings: 3 waffles
1 cup milk
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup plain pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, combine milk, egg yolk, pumpkin, vanilla, oil and brown sugar together. Stir to combine. Shift flours, baking powder, salt, and spices. Pour in remaining dry ingredients to the wet and slowly incorporate. Fold in chocolate chips.
Butter your waffle iron. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto waffle iron. Close the top slowly. Cook about 2 minutes or until waffles are crispy. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.
Happy Halloween! How are you celebrating?