This weekend, I decided to try a recipe for pumpkin waffles with orange walnut butter that I found in my September/October 2008 issue of Simple and Delicious. My eight-year-old and eleven-year-old boys were not impressed. My 11 year old would not even touch them after his first bite. My 8 year old said he only liked the edges. I think they both let the “pumpkin” in the waffles ruin their taste buds for them before they even tried them.
My husband ate them but said he preferred plain old waffles. He tends to not be very adventurous when it comes to food. I kind of drive him nuts, when I try all these recipes. However, he isn’t complaining when it’s something he ends up liking. Now, my four-year-old daughter and I loved these. She ate two whole waffles herself.
I have to tell you, that the orange walnut butter is what put these waffles over the top for me. The whole combination of the pumpkin and cinnamon waffle followed with melty orange walnut butter and finished off with sweet maple syrup was absolutely divine. This seemed more like something you would find in an upscale restaurant. My husband did agree the orange butter was where it was at with these waffles. So take my word, you have to try this. However, there are no promises for picky eaters.
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- ORANGE WALNUT BUTTER:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange peel
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, for orange walnut butter, in a small bowl, combine the butter, walnuts and orange peel until blended. Serve waffles with butter mixture and maple syrup. Yield: 4 servings. (For my waffle maker it was about 7 waffles.)