Monday, October 19, 2009

No Falling Leaves or Snow Here . . .

. . . but I do have a wonderful fall recipe to share with you.

The weekend before last, the weather here was perfect. Out on the back patio, the mornings were crisp and the evenings were perfect for relaxing on the glider or curling up in a wicker chair and watching the sunset. Since then, it's gotten toasty again. But I took advantage of the great weather and did a little cooking.

I'd been in the mood for something that smelled and tasted like fall. Something that smelled and tasted spicy and pumpkin-y. I went in search of a recipe for waffles, and hit the jackpot with the very first one I tried. The recipe says that it serves 8. Since there are just the two of us, that meant lots to go in the freezer for quick breakfasts during the week. They toast up perfectly and smell divine coming out of the toaster. They're wonderful with good old fashioned maple syrup, but also great made into a sandwich with apple butter oozing out the sides. Perfect for dropping into my tote bag to eat at work - except that everyone wants one!

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
4 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat waffle iron. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin, sugar, butter, and vanilla in another large bowl until smooth. While whisking, add the flour mixture and blend until smooth. Generously coat the waffle iron with vegetable oil and cook the batter in the waffle iron as recommended in the manufacturer's
instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.

Enjoy!



P.S. If you're not in the mood for making waffles, I did find Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry cereals at Target yesterday. My son used to love them. I had to buy a box just because of the nostalgia!

8 comments:

  1. Hi, Janet! You have a wonderful place here. It's full of beauty and light. Very positive!

    Pumpkin waffles sound so delicious!

    May you be blessed!

    Andrea

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  2. Ooo...those waffles are calling my name--can almost smell the spice! I love pumpkin anything, spice anything! I didn't know you could still get Count Chocula cereal! I've not really notices the kiddies cereals for a while. Which one did you get? ;o) Slow do visiting these days I'm afraid... I've been in a bubble for days now--hubby & I have been up to our elbows in some interior painting & wallpapering. Finally back in blogland and catching up. Happy Week, Janet :o) ((HUGS))

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  3. Oh...how I would love to make some of those waffles. Unfortunately I don´t think they have pumpkin puree in Germany. Grrrr.

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  4. Yummmmm, these sound so delish...on a crisp, fall morn ~ as long as I don't have to make them, maybe my hubs?? Thank you so much for your sweet comment Janet, I can't even believe I'm in the magazine, but I'm oh so thankful!!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  5. hey janet, just stopped by to say thanks for the tag, i love it, got some pictures up, come by and see :))

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  6. YUM....I think I'll have to try this recipe soon...we have leaves falling and a small chance of snow flurries next week...so they would be perfect !
    anything spicy this time of year is a favorite of mine !!

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