Monday, November 4, 2013

Pumpkin Walnut Waffles

Just a few facts,
1. I just wasn't feeling an egg dish on Sunday morning but I really am not a big fan of plain waffles or pancakes.
2. I had made some pumpkin cake donuts the week before so I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the refrigerator that just HAD to be used.
3. Whatever I made needed to be pumped up in the protein department. Especially, if we were having a bread product.

You put these three things together and you get pumpkin walnut waffles.

Pumpkin Walnut Waffles

Preheat waffle iron.

Mix together
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup ricotta cheese (you could use sour cream or buttermilk)
 3 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter

Sift together
1 1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon each; ground cloves, ground ginger, ground allspice, and nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon 

Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. If the batter is too thin sift in a little more bread flour. If it is too thick add a little more milk. You want this to be pancake batter consistency. Be careful not to over mix. You just want to incorporate them. Let the batter rest for 5 or 10 minutes. This lets the batter do its thing.

Ladle into the waffle maker. Cook until golden brown and yummy. Serve with warm maple syrup and roughly chopped walnuts.

JR was very complimentary of these waffles. He thought they were very fluffy and tasted like pumpkin bread. Which is what they really are so he nailed it. He wolfed down two of them before I finished my first one.

With it just being the two of us I had enough leftover for breakfast later in the week. I spread them out on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. JR will just have to pop them into the toaster and breakfast is served.

Stay groovy,


  1. Holy Mother of Pearl.

    Okay. I am SO stealing this one.

  2. Lord almighty you've gone and done it again - you've made me ravenously hungry. :) I'm with Jan - I'm SO stealing this one. :)

  3. I'm going to have to try this with a couple of small changes to the recipe, I recently found out you can substitute beer for milk in pancake and waffles. The carbonation makes them fluffier. I love milk but I think a pumpkin blue moon will do nicely.

  4. When I seen this link on FB I thought they looked scrumptious. My pumpkin is at my son's house or I would have tried them already. Some day soon I'll get my pumpkin here! But my freezer is still in WY that comes to this house.
    This moving thing seems to just go on and on. I dont know how you have done so much of it in the last years.