Monday, September 6, 2010

Romancing Autumn

A week of temperatures more reminiscent of October than early September has gotten us all in the mood for fall around here.

(Well, most of us.  There is that one family member who thinks all seasons should be spent at the beach.  Today she did have a pumpkin spice frappucino, a concession to September.)

Saturday mornings are made for yummy, special breakfasts.  To honor a gorgeous, deliciously cool weekend, DD#2 whipped up Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Waffles.


She took our basic waffle recipe:

2 cups self-rising flour or

2 cups flour, 1 T baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs, separated

1 1/2 cups milk

5 T. shortening, melted

and added

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 T sugar, optional

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, if you don’t have self-rising.  In a small bowl, beat egg yolks, milk, and shortening, pumpkin, and spice.  Add to dry ingredients.  Beat egg whites and fold into batter.  Pour into hot waffle iron, sprinkle with chocolate chips (if desired, and who wouldn’t?)  and cook.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Yum.

DD#1 is wondering where the pumpkin cinnamon rolls are. I haven’t made those yet this year; I’ll save those for the leaf change, still a few weeks away.

Be blessed!


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  1. Okay, I am going to be using that recipe for my man! YUM!!
    We have had a couple October temps here this week too...I am SOO ready! :)

  2. YUM! We love pumpkin chip pancakes and can't wait to try the waffles, too :)
    It's been October here since August!

  3. Just the name of this makes me hungry!

  4. This looks wonderful, and I'm so in a pumpkin mood. :)

  5. YUM!! I heard there's a canned pumpkin shortage this year, so if I find some, I'm stocking up!

  6. I am making these for the kids this weekend for sure!