So I purchased a bunch of canned pumpkin and now I am unsure what to do with it all.  So today I decided to break out the waffle iron and make some pumpkin pancakes.  Pumpkin goes great with breakfast.  Pumpkin pancakes are awesome, and honestly, who doesn’t sneak a slice of pumpkin pie in the morning. So here are some awesome pumpkin waffles.

Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin Waffles

These go great with warmed natural maple syrup.

Pumpkin Waffles – (adapted from Spiced Pumpkin Waffles)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk – optional if you don’t have any up the milk to 1 2/3 cups.
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in large bowl.

Dry Ingredients
Dry Ingredients

In a second bowl, add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, milk, and butter; beat well.

Gently fold in the flour mixture.

Waffle Batter
Waffle Batter

Waffle irons vary, so add as much batter as the manual says.  My cheap POS waffle iron uses about 3/4 cup of batter and cook for 4-5 minutes until perfectly done.  In my previous waffle experience I wrote how I burned my hands by holding the waffle iron lid closed.  Well I finally pulled a MacGyver and fixed it with a coat hanger.

Homemade lock made out of a coat hanger
Homemade lock made out of a coat hanger

When they are browned and the steam has stopped coming out of the waffle iron, they are done.

Browned and ready to eat.
Browned and ready to eat.

These are great with a fresh maple syrup.

Topped with butter and syrup.
Topped with butter and syrup.

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  1. I see that you are well prepared for the Great Eggo Shortage of 2010.

    I was laughing my butt off over that national news item this week. My thought was, “Do people REALLY not know how to make a waffle?”

    • I did not hear about the the Great Eggo Shortage of 2010. Wow, I am totally glad that I am prepared though. Could you imagine not having waffles. I sure couldn’t. Haha. Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I should make extras and freeze them.

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