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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!
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)
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.
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.