Best, Easiest, Quickest Pumpkin Waffle Recipe for the Holidays

Somebody told me a few years ago they made pumpkin waffles. I looked at the recipe, which looked overly complicated to me. I decided it was way too much work. Since I'm a bachelor, I'm all about easy and quick. So, as usual, I used more prepared ingredients to see what I could do, and created what I consider to be an easy recipe.

Wow! I wasn't expecting the big hit these waffles have become the last few Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings! "More, please!" We kept making batches off and on till almost noon, until I mandatorily shut down the kitchen to begin preparations for dinner.

Serve with your favorite toppings, but because of the wonderful taste of pumpkin, keep it simple. Maple syrup is always a good choice. Whipped cream is a hit, and a nephew even topped his with ice cream. (It's not a time to count calories or fat, you know.) I found toasted almond maple syrup which my daughter used, then took a bite, looked at me with exclamation points in her eyes, and declared, "SHUT UP! I can't even stand this, it's so good!"

further further ado, pumpkin waffles!

Ingredients:

2 cups prepared buttermilk waffle (or pancake) mix. Use a favorite brand.

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup pumpkin pie filling

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups water (milk is a possible substitute)

Procedure:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add oil and water, stirring until smooth. Note: you may want to reduce or increase the amount of water (or milk) slightly to achieve the consistency desired. A slightly thicker consistency will be easier to work with when making pancakes.

Add pumpkin pie filling and stir only enough to blend evenly.

In a heated waffle iron, use nonstick cooking spray to coat the iron and then fill iron with batter as you normally would.

This recipe will make 10 single waffle squares, or 5 double squares.

For Pancakes:

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan on medium heat, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Brown both sides. Turn when most bubbles on top have burst.

This recipe will make about 8 larger pancakes, or about 12 smaller ones.

Enjoy!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Woah! I gotta try this! You are a wizard in the kitchen, my friend :D Thanks, Daniel. Bookmarked!


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chigoiyke 6 years ago

Yeah gotta try the pancakes. I love pancakes but am never a good cook. gotta try rhis though. I guess you try more things when you are a bachelor mostly in the kitchen. Nice


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks, guys! Happy eating!


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

another bookmark! love waffles and these sound delicious!!

since we're eating Thanksgiving dinner away from home this year, this sounds like a perfect breakfast for the Thanksgiving day! I was trying to figure out something different. thanks! :))


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

So glad to have been of assistance, rebekah! Thanks for stopping by.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

sounds delicious! can't u just make them and send them over too? ok..ok...I know I have no excuse as they seem rather easy and quick to cook...so will have to try myself! lol...you just keep posting...


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

If you were a neighbor, I'd have you and bunch of others join me! But, unfortunately, that's usually not possible. Enjoy!


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keira7 6 years ago

Hello Daniel, nice to see another good recipe. I always try them and I am always please with the result. Great hub. Thanks for the tips and the fun.:) See you soon my good friend. God Bless.


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Hello, keira! It's nice to see you in the "neighborhood." Hope all is well with you and yours! Thanks for reading. I'm sure you'll enjoy the recipe!


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

My sons get tired of healthy, lol. Maybe this will give them ideas to collect their own recipes. Thank you for sharing! :)


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

I hope they enjoy them, DS! Thanks for stopping by.


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Dao Hoa 6 years ago

It sounds easy to make. I'll try it.


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Here come the pounds! I have just got to try these. Since you are also a health guru, what to send me some great tips to take off the pounds I KNOW I'm going to put on from just smelling these treats. :) Thanks again for a great recipe!


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

The best thing I know of to start cutting pounds quickly is to cut the carbs, stick with mostly good protein, lots of veggies. If you workout regularly, then make sure you have some healthy complex carbs right after your workout. That will help preserve muscle mass. But otherwise, have one "free" day and don't put too much restriction on your cravings. You'll soon find that by eating healthy for a while that eating too much sugar and junk *will* make you sick!

However, I have to say that I do enjoy my free days, and that's when I use such recipes as this one.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy these on a free day!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

How come you have not been snapped up yet Daniel? Not only are you handsome but boy can you cook...


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

:-)

I cook nice things because I like good food! I was married for over 24 years, and so far, single suits me! But you never know...


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

mmm I am going to book mark this I love pumpkin pie. These will be really good.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Looking forward to trying these out! Bookmarked!

Thanks for sharing what looks like a super recipe!

Love and peace

Tony


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks for stopping by, Tammy and tonymac!


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theirishobserver. 6 years ago from Ireland

love the recipe, juts done Irish Lam myself, hope you are well, keep up the good work...


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks for stopping by, Irish. I left you a message about your Lamb casserole. Nice to have another great recipe!


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cheaptrick 6 years ago from the bridge of sighs

This must be Serendipity lol.

I have been learning to cook the last year or so and just now got up the courage to try batters.These sound great,can't wait to try them!

Thanks Dan.

Dean


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

I hope you love them as much as I do, Dean. But beware! Too often and they'll change the size of all of your clothes! LOL


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I have already written this down and passed it on. It sounds like a definite try. thx 4 share


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sagbee 6 years ago from Delhi

lol.. whenever I listen to this word Pumpkin, it reminds me of my friend's face and cooking that indeed means a lot of fun! hahaha coming to your hub, I just love pumpkin.. a nice reciepe, will try for sure :)


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Sounds like quite a story, sagbee! Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to HP!


KAH 2 years ago

Look yum! I will have to try this recipe.

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