Breakfast Cake Dessert

Whole Grain Pumpkin Waffles w. Warm Spices

The other day I had my BFF Nanna over for one of our weekly cozy-dates. At the moment we are having our yearly Harry Potter movie marathon (guilty pleasure) and for those special occasions we need something to sweeten our already sweet time on the couch. There is something about the British HP-universe that makes me crave baked goods, candy, pumpkin and all sorts of things. I guess it could be the Christmas feeling that I always seem to get from this particular fantasy universe, well I don’t mind, in fact I embrace it very much! As a result I grabbed my waffle iron, a portion of homemade pumpkin pure and whipped up a golden batter and in no time we had ourself a portion of warm comfy waffles.

Pumpkin Waffles - A Tasty Love Story

Pumpkin pure is a wonderful thing to have on hands. You can add it to a variety of dishes and it has a great nutritional value. It is perfect in all baked goods from your favourite loaf to pancakes. It can be great in granola where it can provide sweetness and help give a chunky texture – you can even make Ice Cream out of pumpkin pure or what about healthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Here in Denmark we cannot buy canned pumpkin pure – and I actually don’t think I would prefer it anyway, so a great and very easy alternative is simply to make your own. It takes no time and can be stored in the fridge or freezer afterwards so that you always have it on hands when you need it. I have included a fast little guide o how to make your own pumpkin pure in the recipe section.

Pumpkin Waffles - A Tasty Love Story

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Whole grain pumpkin waffles w. warm spices

Makes around 8 waffles

150 g pumpkin pure
3 eggs
150 ml milk
125 g whole grain flour
75 g refined flour
2 tbsp soft or melted butter/coconut oil + ekstra for frying
4 tbsp sweetener (sugar/honey/substitute)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves

How to make pumpkin pure
I normally bake or boil a hokkaido pumpkin until tender (seeds removed, peel on). I will need around 15 min when boiling and around 40 min when baking. After preparation you blend the pumpkin into a smooth pure and voila. You can store the pure in the fridge for up to a week or freeze it in smaller portion so that you always have in on stash whenever you need it.

In a large bowl mix pumpkin pure, eggs, milk, sugar, butter, sweetener and all the spices. Add the flour and baking powder and whisk the batter together until smooth and creamy. If it seems to thick – add a little extra splash of milk.
Heat you waffle iron, add a little butter, and a dollop of batter and fry until golden. Continue with the rest of the batter. Enjoy the waffles with a dollop of yoghurt and/or a splash of maple syrup.

Pumpkin Waffles - A Tasty Love Story

Comments (12)

  • I love the shape of these! And the flavour! Such a perfect fall breakfast!

  • What a glorious plate of goodness <3 I love spiced pumpkin also, definitely perfect for autumn temperatures and friendly gatherings. Glad that you and Nanna got some cosy HP hangout time (I never get sick of those movies!!!) x

    • Me neither – I am a true fantasy nerd ;) So glad you like the waffles – they never get old, it’s just like pancakes, you can eat them at any times :)

  • this looks adorable, esp that heart shaped. i have not been very successful with pumpkin puree in waffles and pancakes. will have to give it a shot again.

    • Wonderful – truly hope they turns out great for you this time then :)

  • Først og fremmes, fantastisk side :) spændende opskrifter og flot opsætning.
    Et par enkelte spørgsmål, blender du HELE græskaret eller fjerner du skrællen når du laver pur ©n?
    og hvor meget pur © får du ca ud af et græskar?

    • Hej Maria – tusind tak :) Ja, hvis jeg bruger et øko hokkaido så blender jeg hele molevitten (minus skal og kerner), men ved et butternut vike jeg skrælle det, eller skrabe kødet ud af det bagte græskar. Og pure-mængden afhænger af græskarets størrelse – du får tæt på samme mængde pure som græskar, lidt mindre hvis du bager græskaret :)

  • Im obsessed with the spices in these waffles!! They scream holiday;)

  • Harry Potter movies make me want to eat cozy things too!
    & I love the heart-shaped waffle maker :)

    • I know – ha, so funny to hear that there are other HP fans out there :) I love the hearts too – but A belgian waffle iron are on my wish list too :)


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