October 8, 2012

I have always loved fall. Every stinkin' thing about it. Upstate New York in the fall is breath taking. I miss it so. I just want to go for a super long run at Green Lakes Park and take in the beauty of the all the  fascinating colors and smells. So this weekend it seemed appropriate to welcome the season with the first of many pumpkin dishes. I have made this recipe a few times and we have come away happy little breakfast eaters. These waffles are light (probably because of the whipped egg whites) and have a great flavor to them. I caramelized some pears and strawberries and added them to the waffles with pure maple syrup and a pinch of confectioner's sugar ;) Enjoy! (Also, I halved the recipe and it was perfect for two! -and a little girl who loved her first waffle)

Pumpkin Spice Waffles via Smitten Kitchen 
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 large eggs, separated
2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
Vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron or cooking spray

Preheat oven to 250°F and preheat waffle iron. Sift together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl with buttermilk, pumpkin, and butter until smooth. Whisk in dry ingredients just until combined.

In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks (as in, far softer than the over-beaten whites you’ll see in my picture above). Folk them gently into the waffle batter, until just combined.

Brush waffle iron lightly with oil and spoon batter (about 2 cups for four 4-inch Belgian waffles) into waffle iron, spreading quickly. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Transfer waffles to rack in oven to keep warm and crisp. Make more waffles in same manner.


  1. This looks absolutley delicious! Jared loves waffles and pumpkin so I will have to try these soon for sure!

  2. Trying this. :) And, I miss NY too, and yup-so many good memories of running on the trails at Green Lakes. :) I loved how you could taste the crisp air as you ran. Ahhhh...