I know, I know ANOTHER pumpkin recipe! Here is the thing this recipe not only makes a large enough batch to freeze and tastes absolutely delicious but it makes the whole house smell divine. I love making waffles! All you have to do is mix the batter and pour it every 3 or so minutes! Super easy, and in between there is more than enough time to clean!
I am not a play by play gal, maybe I should get better at it since I love blogging, but I am going to leave it to an expert. Check out SMITTEN KITCHEN’S blog post for more photos!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar (I used the regular brown sugar I had, is that light??)
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sale
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tps ground cloves
4 large eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk, well shaken
1 cup canned solid packed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
3/4 stick unsalted butter melted (6 Tbsp)
Vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron (if needed)
Preheat oven to 250F and preheat waffle iron. Sift together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, salt and spices. I don’t sift so I simply will use a beater to get some air in there!
Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl wit buttermilk, pumpkin and butter until smooth. Whisk into dry ingredients until just combined.
In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment or how I do it, old school with a hand beater, whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Fold them gently into the waffle batter, until just combined.
Brush waffle iron lightly with oil if needed, ours is not stick so I don’t use anything, and spoon batter into waffle iron. I made smaller waffles so used a small scoop, spread out and quickly closed the lid! Cook according to your waffle iron instructions.
Transfer waffles to a rack in the oven oven to keep warm and crisp. Keep on making them!
These waffles freeze really well and are great for busy weekends when you don’t want to create a mess! Simply take them out, place them in the oven at a low temperature until heated through.
TOTAL COST: $4.95 for 24 waffles which works out to 20 cents each! Now that’s frugal.