I Love Fall!. I love the colors of the changing leaves, the crispness in the air and Fall decor. And even though I love this time of year, in previous seasons I never really caught on to the “pumpkin hype”…until the beginning of this Fall season. I finally tasted a Pumpkin Spice Latte and I instantly fell in love.
Where has pumpkin been all of my life????
Heck, my family nickname is Punkin so one would think I would have tasted pumpkin on a regular basis. Nope. I prefer sweet potato pie and have always been a fan of other Fall flavors such as apple cider, caramel etc. But now I am pumpkin addict. So of course that addiction translates into cooking and baking. This post is about Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles. Yes, you read that correctly, WAFFLES.
I originally came across my inspiration recipe while trying to decide what I wanted to serve at a recent brunch I hosted for friends. The recipe that I found is a healthy vegan recipe that looks A-Ma-Zing. I plan to try it one day. This particular day I did not have the required ingredients on hand. The recipe can be found here:
I came up with two versions of this waffle based on the ingredients I did have on hand at the time. One is a shortcut version using Bisquick (R) Baking Mix. The other is a modified version of a waffle recipe I make occasionally from scratch. I think they both came out delicious, although the Bisquick version’s texture was a bit lighter and fluffier. So grab your waffle iron, whip up a batch and enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles (Using Bisquick Baking Mix)
- 2 Cups Bisquick(R) Baking Mix
- 1/2 cup strong coffee
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 TBS vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- (When I did not have pumpkin pie spice I used this as a substitute: 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp clove, 1/8 tsp ginger. It worked really well.)
Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles (Without Pre-made Mix)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or substitute detailed above)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup 100% pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup strong coffee
- 1/8 cup oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
For either recipe first mix your dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Heat your waffle iron and use according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Be sure to use a non-stick spray.
Grab a cup of joe and your morning paper and sit back, relax and enjoy!
Keeping with my pumpkin obsession, be on the look out for my next post for Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Buttercream 🙂