Pumpkin Waffles...with a punch!

With Autumn now in full swing, restaurant menus and home meals alike are changing their focus towards more seasonal dishes. One of the staples of many an Autumn food is the Pumpkin. Make a satisfying Fall breakfast with this spin-off of the classic, and if you're feeling adventurious, venture out and make your scrumptious Pumpkin Waffles in the shape of a Fleur de Lis or Texas state with our best-selling waffle makers!

The Texas Waffle Maker:

 

The Fleur de Lis Waffle Maker:

Pumpkin Waffles Ingredients 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 What You'll Need: Waffle Maker (Have you seen our Texas or Fleur de Lis shaped waffle makers?) Mixing Bowl Wire Whip Fine Sieve What You Do 1. 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. 2. In a mixing bowl 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). Fold them gently into the waffle batter, until just combined. 3. Brush waffle iron lightly with oil and spoon batter into waffle iron, spreading quickly. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions. 4. Transfer waffles to rack in oven to keep warm and crisp. Make more waffles!! Enjoy!    Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Smitten Kitchen!
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