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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Waffles!

So last week I made KB a pumpkin pie (his favorite) before I left town. I had the ingredients in the cupboards leftover from last year, so I followed the recipe on the back of the can, threw all the ingredients in my stand mixer and pre-heated the oven. I had the large can of pumpkin, which makes two pies, but to my surprise I only had one pie crust in the fridge. I made the pie, poured the extra filling into a sealed container, popped it in the fridge and drove to San Luis Obispo. When I got back and opened the fridge there the filling was staring me in the face and I didn't want it to go to waste! 

So what do you do when you have leftover pumpkin pie filling? Well, you make pumpkin pie waffles for breakfast, of course! It's super easy and once the filling is made all you need is pancake/waffle mix and a waffle maker. 

So you will have to be the judge on how much pancake mix you add to your filling because everyone will have a different amount of leftover. I poured in 1/2 cup of the pancake mix at a time and stirred until it was completely combined. I added in that interval until I had the same consistency of normal waffle batter. The thicker the batter more bread-y your waffles will be, mine was a little more runny and resulted in waffles with a more pumpkin pie-ish texture. They were so good and I didn't even add syrup or any kind of toppings! 

Follow the instructions for your waffle maker and pour in your delicious smelling batter! Also, I recommend spraying the waffle maker with Pam or your favorite cooking spray in between each waffle. I noticed these stuck to the plates a little more than a regular waffle, probably because the pumpkin pie filling makes them a little stickier and sweeter than normal.

When they are done they have an amazing pumpkin color and they smell amazing! I served these for brunch to some friends and they were a big hit! I would recommend trying them plain, but if you want a little something extra go for a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon! Or mix your fall flavors and bust out the maple syrup!

I am definitely going to make these again! Since we don't need two pumpkin pies every time I bake them I find myself with a lot of leftover filling. Pumpkin Pie muffins and cupcakes are a good way to use it up, but these waffles are by far my new favorite! I can't wait to make these all fall! 

Spread some sunlight and make these for your friends, they'll love you forever! (Plus you'll get a pie out of the deal, too!) 

Lots of love, 

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