Pumpkin-Ginger-Pecan Waffles

by Jessica on September 6, 2009

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Since I’m in the middle of what I call “business trip-season”, I can’t make this week’s Sweet Melissa Sunday (yummy Fallen Chocolate Souffle Cake) or Tuesdays With Dorie (a Chocolate Souffle, imagine that!).

Instead, I offer you a little Fall treat… Pumpkin-Ginger-Pecan Waffles. See, starting in January, I weirdly count down the days until Fall begins. It’s my favorite season – I love the smells, the sights, the holidays, Horned Frog football and the cool weather. Ahhh yes… the weather.

And you can bet that when September 1st rolls around, I will have an Iced Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte (decaf, nonfat, no whip, please!) in my right hand. It’s a tiny addiction, but what can I say? It is what it is.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Altered photo by Cherry Street Photography.

So, with Fall on my mind, I arrived home from work and opened up this month’s Country Living to find this little gem… the Pumpkin-Ginger Waffle. Admittedly, I went straight to the kitchen and made these for dinner (who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner once in a while?). I also changed it up a bit and added pecans… which took them over the top. You know, I think I might even like these better than Chocolate Waffles (for shame!).

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Pumpkin-Ginger-Pecan Waffles

Yield: Five (5-inch) round waffles

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 3/4 c skim milk
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 1 c chopped pecans

Instructions

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside. Whisk eggs, milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and butter together in a medium bowl. Stir in pecans, then combine with flour mixture. Do not overmix. Heat a waffle iron and make waffles, using about 1/2 cup batter per each one.

Adapted from: Country Living, October 2009

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 bmk September 6, 2009 at 9:32 am

I love pumpkin too! These waffles look delicious. You made my day about the iced pumpkin latte, I didn’t know you could order it cold! I’m taking another trip to Starbucks.

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2 Kayla September 6, 2009 at 9:39 am

Omg I want one of these!
And I loooooove fall too! And pumpkin…. though I’ve never tried the Starbucks treat….

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3 Amy (Sing for your supper) September 7, 2009 at 10:22 am

I love breakfast for dinner!! 🙂 These look yummy, J – have fun on all your trips!

PS. I got a pumpkin latte on Saturday and totally thought of you!! 🙂

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4 Jill September 8, 2009 at 12:19 am

I’m not ready to let summer go, but then I read your post and I think I might be closer to letting it go–those waffles look DELICIOUS! 🙂

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5 Kayte September 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

Oh, yeah, I would rather see these than a chocolate dessert anytime, no complaints here! They look and sound wonderful. Happy business traveling.

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6 Joelen September 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm

What a fab flavor, especially for the coming months! I hope to make them soon!

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7 theeclecticconnoisseur September 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Oh, these sound fantastic! Fall is my favorite season too. The first cool snap we get sends me into to pumpkin bread baking mode.

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8 Eliana September 8, 2009 at 5:57 pm

If this is an option for dinner I will pass up chicken anytime.

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9 Tracey September 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I love breakfast for dinner and these waffles look like a terrific option! I’m super excited for fall foods 🙂

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10 emily227 September 8, 2009 at 11:08 pm

These look awesome! Can’t wait for more fall weather around my parts so that I can cook more with pumpkin! I’ll probably go ahead and start soon anyway.

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11 nutmegnanny September 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

Now I need to buy a waffle maker because these look awesome!!!

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12 Spike September 9, 2009 at 10:29 am

love breakfast for dinner! Sounds like the perfect treat heading into fall.

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13 Michelle September 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Okay we have three things in common from this post…Starbucks Pumpkin spice latte( I like mine hot), Fall(my very fav. time of year..the smells, the colors, the crips cool air and the best time to bake!) and I LOVE these waffles..you are on the same page with me Gilr!

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14 Michelle September 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Sorry that is GIRL!:)

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15 Cecille September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Fall is here!! Fall is here!!! I will make these waffles this Saturday! They look so yummy!

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16 JimmyBean October 1, 2009 at 7:56 am

I don’t know If I said it already but …Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

A definite great read..Jim Bean

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