Classic Pumpkin Waffles or Pancakes from one recipe!
I changed my menu to include pumpkin waffles rather than pancakes. A waffle iron seemed like less effort than a griddle. These waffles got a terrific review from TJ, but Erica however woke up on the wrong side of the bed! Nothing I offered the girl was satisfying. The only thing that would make her happy was if I were to remake the waffles and leave the pumpkin out. She refused to try them. I let her know she was welcome to eat something else for breakfast, but I wasn’t going to help her out, considering I already made breakfast. Ugh… why do girls have to be so stubborn!?
There are so many reasons to love pumpkin (even all year long!). Pumpkin is a great source of:
- Vitamin A- helping support skin health in kids!
- Fiber- helping kids stay regular. lol
- Vitamin C- of course, helping kids to build a strong immunity.
- B vitamins- you know, cause you want those kiddos to have more energy. (wink)
So, when we can add pumpkin to foods like pancakes, waffles, bread, or even cocoa– we do! What a great way to boost a food with a little bit of nutrients. It’s like “hiding veggies“, but not. It’s making something taste amazing, moist, and delicious!
To make these waffles, we first mixed the dry ingredients. (full recipe below)
Then in a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients and add them together. Do not over mix! Gently fold the dry ingredients with your wet ones.
Pour onto waffle iron and leave until crisp. I opened mine too early, and the waffle fell apart. Leave it closed until you know they are done.
I don’t cut waffles or pancakes for my kids anymore. But they still like it in bite size pieces. So I often find them like this, tearing their waffles up with their fingers.
And finally, Pumpkin Waffles:
Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice or 1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Then mix the wet ingredients together. Fold them together and give it a few stirs.
- Heat a waffle iron, and cook 1/4 cup of batter at a time. Or, using a griddle, make them into pancakes.
So, get out the pumpkin! Whether you are buying it canned, or making it yourself, you won’t regret having these for breakfast!
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie