Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles. A gluten free and wheat flour version.

Everywhere you look right now, you will find a recipe whose star ingredient is pumpkin. That’s October for ya’. Who doesn’t love pumpkin anything in the fall? You certainly won’t find our family griping about too much of this tasty orange squash.  You know what else I love? Food that can be made in batches and then frozen for effortless meals in the future. This is one of those perfect make ahead meals. The recipe below yields 10 round waffles (a standard Cuisinart waffle maker). I made two versions of this, as I often do: a gluten free one, and a wheat flour one. I tried a new gluten free mixture this time. I have wanted to try using oat flour for quite a while. Something about fall flavors (especially pumpkin) seem like the perfect choice to try out this flour on it’s introductory run. I have taken the recipe for my all-purpose, gluten free mix, and simply swapped two of the flours out for oat flour (click to see the oat flour version). Yum. Just, yum. So perfect. If I keep coming up with tasty gluten free recipes such as this one, my yearning for many baked goods and pastries containing wheat will be only a memory.

Combine all ingredients for batter, except egg whites. Beat those separately with an electric mixer, until soft peaks form.↓

pumpkin waffles1With a large spoon or spatula, gently fold the egg whites
into the batter.↓

pumpkin waffles2Batter will be a smooth and slightly frothy/airy.↓

pumpkin waffles3Pour a ladle-full of batter into the center of a waffle iron.
Cook according to manufacture directions.↓

pumpkin waffles4Repeat this process about 9 more times. These freeze perfectly. Simply pop in the toaster oven, like you would with an Eggo waffle. πŸ˜‰

pumpkin waffles5Can you spot the gluten free ones? (Me neither)

Pumpkin Waffles
A gluten free and regular flour version of a fall time favorite. Yields about 10 large, round waffles.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour (regular or gluten free*↓)
  2. 3 tsp. baking powder
  3. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp. ginger
  5. 1 tsp. allspice
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum (for gluten free)
  8. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  9. 1 cup canned pumpkin
  10. 2 cups milk
  11. 4 eggs, separated
  12. 1/4 cup melted butter
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, salt, and xanthan gum (if using), mix well. Add the pumpkin, milk, egg yolks and butter. Mix well to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer, until soft peaks form. Using a large spoon or spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the pumpkin/flour mixture.
  3. Into a heated, electric waffle maker, pour a ladle-full of batter into the center of the waffle plate. Cook according to manufacturer instructions.
  4. Serve with choice of toppings. We like syrup and whipped cream, and sometimes walnuts. πŸ™‚
*Ingredients for 2 cups gluten free flour mix
  1. 2/3 cup oat flour (check labels for certified gluten free)
  2. 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  3. 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. potato starch
  4. 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. white rice flour
  5. 3 Tbsp. corn starch
  6. 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  7. Or make a large batch: http://comfortfoodinfusion.com/gluten-free-flour-mix/
Reheating
  1. These freeze perfectly. Simply toss a frozen waffle into the toaster like you would an Eggo waffle.
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