Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles with Cinnamon Vanilla Yogurt

We carved 3 pumpkins, this year for Halloween and let Queenie decorate 2 smaller pumpkins, with silly body parts. Once Halloween was over, I roasted our pumpkins, so needless to say, we have quite a stash of pumpkin puree in the freezer.

I'm still trying to get the kids to eat food items that include pumpkin. Mr.B repeatedly asks for pumpkin pie, every Thanksgiving. Only to take a bite and say he doesn't care for it. I figured if I snuck it into waffles and added some chocolate, I might be successful.

Sneaky? Perhaps....

Clever? Definitely!

The kids really enjoyed these. I'm sure the chocolate had a big part in that, but hey, what's a bit of chocolate, when you're having a somewhat healthy waffle? I decided to mix some vanilla yogurt with cinnamon sugar, for our sauce; forgoing the usual honey or syrup. I have to say that as a whole, it was a really great breakfast. The waffles were slightly creamy on the inside and the pumpkin and spices paired wonderfully with the chocolate. (Is there anything that doesn't pair well with chocolate??) The yogurt added a tangy-ness that cut the sweetness a touch, so it wasn't overly sweet. I'm glad I found something made with pumpkin, that I won't have to eat, all by myself.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

4 Tbs butter, melted
1 egg
3/4 C pumpkin puree
1 3/4C milk
1/4 C brown sugar
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 Tbs flax meal
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp cinnamon sugar, plus some to sprinkle on top of waffles

Preheat waffle iron. Mix together the egg, pumpkin and sugar, adding the melted butter and mixing well. Add dry ingredients and milk. Whisk well, to ensure no lumps. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter from cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle iron. Bake until steaming stops, about 5 minutes. Remove waffle carefully. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt with cinnamon sugar. Top waffle with 1 Tbs of yogurt and sprinkle waffles with more cinnamon sugar and pumpkin seeds, if desired.

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Shannon said...

Oh, this sounds delicious! I've been wanting to buy a waffle maker for a looooooong time. This just might push me over the edge to finally getting one.

heartofacountryhome said...

I just made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies! that combo just works right now, doesn't it! ;)

lulumusing said...

Saturday is our day for waffles or pancakes, and I have the ingredients so tomorrow is the day. Thanks!

Moogie said...

I'm your newest happy follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

What spectacular flavors... all for breakfast! How tasty... thank you SO SO SO much for linking this up to Friday Potluck this week! Hope you'll be back every week. I'm you new, newest follower :)

cheerful said...

waffles work for us well, we love it...new ideas to try! happy weekend! :)

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

oh my, these look so good! Love waffles for breakfast, or for dinner!

Cindy said...

Erin and Moogie, thanks so much for becoming followers!

We love waffles too, having some for dinner tonight, actually.

Julie M. said...

This looks really really good. I'm on a huge pumpkin kick right now and this would definitely cut that craving!

Thanks so much for linking up to family friendly Fridays and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Mangoes and Chutney said...

Been meaning to get a waffle maker. This is a completely new way of doing them, thanks for linking to Fat Camp Fridays!

Lisa said...

I'm a big pumpkin lover so I'm so jealous that you have such a huge stash of pumpkin just waiting to be made into delicious things to eat. Seriously, your children don't know what they're missing when it comes to pumpkin anything. But, with waffles like these, I think you could convert anyone into a pumpkin lover.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Two of my favorite flavors in one fo my favorite foods. Brilliant!

Cami Lopez said...

I really love this. Thanks for sharing this one!