It’s our first reader submitted recipe! A big thanks to Kristina for this amazing waffle recipe.
The very first day we launched Shrinking Kitchen, a reader named Kristina posted on our Facebook wall asking if she could submit a recipe.
And I was like, oh HECK yes!
I love hearing from people and trying out what they’ve whipped up in their own kitchens. Kristina’s waffle recipe is wonderful – the combination of purreed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice transport you to Thanksgiving – without the guilt.
Kristina suggested topping with a smear of almond butter and maple syrup. I decided to try mine with a little light butter and a dusting of confectioners sugar. I bet apple butter would be incredible too.
Pumpkin Whole Grain Waffles
2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 c skim milk
1/2 can canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c flax seed meal
1/4 c wheat germ
1/4 c all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tbs sugar
Step by step
- Mix all ingredients together (I love my KitchenAid for this!), starting with the wet ingredients and slowly adding the dry ones.
- Preheat a waffle iron and coat with cooking spray.
- Using an ice cream scooper (that has the little thing that scrapes it out), pour batter onto iron. Using the scooper minimizes the mess and helps with portion control.
- Cook in batches until golden brown.
- I have found that these waffles take a little longer to cook than traditional "white" waffles, maybe 3 minutes or so.
- Eat immediately or cool and freeze between sheets of parchment paper.
WW Points Plus 3; Calories 112; Total Fat 3g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 227mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Protein 6g
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