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Pumpkin Waffles with Steamed Cinnamon Apples

If you love waffles like I do, you will find any excuse to tweak your regular recipe and this one may just be your perfect start to a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cooked pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
Steamed Apples:
  • 2 - 3 apples, cored and sliced thinly ( I use Gala with peel on)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Cook apples with butter, sugar and cinnamon on low/medium heat, stirring often,  for about 5 - 10  minutes, until tender. Keep warm on low heat.
  2. In the meantime, preheat waffle iron.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  4. Add buttermilk, pumpkin and eggs
  5. Beat with hand mixer until well blended. Let batter sit for one or two minutes.
  6. Scoop up (without stirring batter) about 3/4 cup batter and spread on hot waffle iron, leaving room to spread. (amount may vary depending on what kind of waffle iron is used) 
  7. Cook each waffle until waffle iron shows done. Carefully lift lid and remove waffles to rack in warm (200 F) oven until ready to serve.
  8. Serve with apples and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yields 5-6 round waffles
Also very good served with Judy's warm caramel bananas

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 - 3 medium bananas
Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar stirring until melted.
Stir in sour cream and cook one minute. 
Stir in sliced bananas and serve.

Note about oiling waffle irons: I've heard it said that you train your waffle iron in regard to oiling it. I don't normally oil mine as I don't wipe the inside after I use it. So do whatever you usually do.


  1. Wow - those look fabulous! Love the addition of the steamed cinnamon apples!

  2. Looks and sounds delish! Adding the apples is genius!



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