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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

DSC_7493_2My husband and I went out for dinner last night, and we ate an entire pizza. We then proceeded to stop at the ice cream shop next door to the pizza place for dessert and howled with laughter the whole way home about the fact that we were most likely the two least intimidating people ever wandering the streets in the dark with our ice cream cones. Needless to say, we felt a little bit guilty about the ridiculous amount of food we had eaten (myself in particular since I had also eaten half a bag of cheese puffs earlier that very same day), so we went on a run this morning. Naturally, we decided to make waffles after our run.

The weather has been a little bit better the past couple of days in that it’s been breezy and not a zillion degrees outside. I am determined to make it Fall so I put up decorations yesterday, and I have big plans to go in search of a Fall doormat today. I am also drinking an inordinate amount of pumpkin spice lattes and making food that has pumpkin in it. The apple cider syrup is really what makes these waffles delicious, though. I just used the apple juice from Trader Joes because it is basically apple cider. These were scrumptious and well worth the run.
DSC_7510_2Pumpkin Waffles
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup milk (I used fat free)
1 cup pumpkin puree

Combine the brown sugar and other dry ingredients in a large bowl.
DSC_7464_2In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.

Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth, removing any brown sugar lumps.
DSC_7470_2Add the pumpkin and whisk together until smooth. Store the batter in the fridge until you are ready to make the waffles.
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DSC_7480_2Pour about 1/2 cup of the mixture into a waffle iron for each waffle. I ended up with 4 large waffles from this recipe.

DSC_7491_2Apple Cider Syrup
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 Tablespoons cornstarch + water
2 Tablespoons butter

Combine the apple cider through the cloves in a saucepan over medium heat.

Mix the cornstarch with a little bit of water and pour into the mixture over the heat. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer until thickened (about 5 minutes).

Remove the syrup from the heat and add the butter, stirring until melted. Serve over waffles!
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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
 
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Waffles:
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (I used fat free)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Apple Cider Syrup:
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch + water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Pumpkin Waffles:
  2. Combine the brown sugar and other dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth, removing any brown sugar lumps.
  5. Add the pumpkin and whisk together until smooth. Store the batter in the fridge until you are ready to make the waffles.
  6. Pour about ½ cup of the mixture into a waffle iron for each waffle. I ended up with 4 large waffles from this recipe.
  7. Apple Cider Syrup:
  8. Combine the apple cider through the cloves in a saucepan over medium heat.
  9. Mix the cornstarch with a little bit of water and pour into the mixture over the heat. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  10. Remove the syrup from the heat and add the butter, stirring until melted. Serve over waffles!

 

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