Pumpkin Waffles

I love my waffle maker.  The only thing I don’t like about it is cleaning it, but after eating these waffles, I’ll never complain.

What I love about these is that they aren’t too sweet – the pancake syrup is sweet enough.

Pumpkin Waffles (made 16 pancakes – each one: 110 calories, .9 fat, 20 carbs, 4.9 protein and 1.1 fiber = 3 WW points each)

  • 2.5 cups white flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (loved the addition of this btw)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until all the flour is combined.  Let the batter sit for 15 minutes.

Heat up your waffle maker (mine heats up in about 5 minutes) and cook for 4-6 minutes.  Serve with fresh fruit and pancake syrup.

The best part is that now I have 7 more breakfasts from this one recipe.  I put two waffles in each ziploc bag – I can just grab and bring to work – just have to pop them in the toaster.

I got my workout on yesterday too!  I went to the new gym.  I did 35 minutes on the elliptical, then did 25 minutes of strength and abs.  For the strength training, I did 3×12 reps – various machines – triceps, biceps, glutes, etc.  Except each rep I made a heavier weight – my last set of the lat pull?  70 pounds!

It was serious business:

I also laid out my workout clothes AND work clothes for the week – go me!  My mantra this week?  No excuses.  Oh, and no pretzels either. 😀

How was your weekend?  Try any new recipes?  Make it a great day!

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29 thoughts on “Pumpkin Waffles

  1. Just used the PDF maker to save this recipe!

  2. Yes I tried two new recipes this weekends, pics on my blog tonight.

    The waffles look delicious Biz.

    And great workout too!

    Funny that I was thinking this weekend about deciding on my work clothes for the week in the weekend but decided to stick to what I already do: decide the night before what I’m going to wear to work and put out everything ready for my workout of the next day. The last thing is needed since I workout first thing in the morning and it saves time when everything is ready.

  3. Yum to pumpkin waffles! Great idea to freeze them in individual portions, Biz!

    Awesome job on your workout. You are going to ROCK this No Excuses Week! 🙂

  4. I am the same way! I absolutely love waffles, but cleaning that maker is the pits!!!!!! Yours look just perfect. Great job on the workout & on laying out your clothes (I always do that the night before too!). I made Two peas and their pod potato soup last night (sans cheese plus more broth)- so good!

  5. I’ll bet people you work with are all going crazy for the smell of those in the toaster. I quit making waffles because of the egg whites needing to be whipped.
    I see in your recipe you don’t whip them. I just might start making them again.

  6. Those pumpkin waffles look beautiful! (Umm..and I’m sure they taste great too!) I love the idea of making a batch & freezing them for work. Easy breakfasts are what I need and this looks perfect!

    You’re looking great & hard core! Love that photo!

    My weekend was great! Tried two new recipes. I have to do this weekly – it makes cooking fun!

  7. These are very similar to a pumpkin waffle recipe that I use and LOVE. So good!

  8. I do not have a waffle maker.

    I made some dijon-brown sugar glazed salmon this weekend. And chicken parmesan, but with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Both yummy and plenty of leftovers.

  9. I love waffles but haven’t owned a waffle maker in decades…and that’s probably a good thing, lol.

    Good on ya for setting yourself up for success this week with the clothes! Have a great day!

  10. Pumpkin is so awesome. It is so nutrient dense, full of filling fiber, has so few calories and is delicious. You can never go wrong with pumpkin. I need to stay away from the pretzels too. They’re always around because my kids love em’.

  11. Waffles are something I only eat out and it probably has to due with clean-up. I actually don’t even own a waffle maker any more. There’s a place right around the corner from us where the only thing I order is their Pecan Waffles. Yum.

    I’ve been laying my stuff out at night before I go to bed too. Not that I won’t get up and exercise, I just find it that much less aggravation when it’s C-O-L-D early in the morning.

  12. What is it about pretzels!? I’ve had my hands in them lately, too…and that’s not usually a food I can’t get enough of 🙂 Great job at the gym and I can’t wait to hear about your week of no excuses. You are tireless with work and working out and meal planning…it always amazes me 🙂

  13. haha…is it gross that when I make waffles at my Mom’s we never clean the waffle maker after we’re done? Unless some of the batter has poured down the sides? Haha! Now I want waffles and have no waffle maker…grr.

    And great mantra! Putting out your workout clothes is a great idea! When I feel extremely lazy I even sleep in my workout clothes sometimes because then I really have NO excuse!

  14. Way to go! I’m making those waffles this morning, can’t wait! Have a great week. 🙂

  15. I hear ya on the not-as-sweet waffles because you can get so much flavorful sweetness in the syrup!! I hope you have a great week, Biz! 🙂

  16. Laying out your clothes and workout clothes is such a good idea. I might have to steal it to ensure that I get plenty of workouts in this week!

  17. Waffles are such a great breakfast! And way to go with laying everything out for the week! I try to do that for myself and I do it for the kids too, it’s so much easier than finding everything in the morning!

  18. Wait – you are supposed to clean the waffle iron? I just give mine a quick wipe and pretty much nothing sticks to it now. Kind of like a good cast iron pan. We use the waffle iron probably 3 to 4 days a week between the 2 of us!

  19. I love those pictures of your waffles–meaning your cooking looks yum *and* those are really very good photos. You can almost pick the berries right off.

    Remember, at the gym, have fun!! I’m sure you got a lot of satisfaction to have strong lat pull-downs. Plus, your posture thanks you as well. 😀

    🙂 Marion

  20. yuuuum i love waffles. so much more than pancakes, actually!
    I just spotted this recipe and thought of you 😀
    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/seared-chicken-with-sriracha-barbecue-dipping-sauce-10000000671469/
    sriracha dipping sauce!

  21. I wish I lived in your kitchen, though I’m sure the aroma of waffle-making would kill me. I like waffles for their texture: they have a good mix of crunchy and cakey!

    Great job on the workout, Biz!

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    The waffles look fantastic Vat. And YOU look hard core in the gym photo!!! Have a great Tuesday!!!

  23. Great mantra! That’s the same mantra of this season’s biggest loser. The waffles look delicious and I love that you can take them to work with you.

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