It’s been over a week since I posted a breakfast recipe…it’s time for another. And not so surprisingly, it’s another pumpkin recipe. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love pumpkin and use fall as an excuse to eat it…a lot.
Plus, pumpkin is a nutrition super star. Not only is pumpkin low in calories and naturally fat-free, it is also an excellent source of not only fiber, but antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E!
Normally, Mr. Prevention isn’t a big breakfast food lover. These, however, he gobbled up…x2. I guess I should’ve doubled the recipe as I love to reheat waffles in the toaster oven for mornings to come. Are we seeing a familiar pattern with Mr. Prevention and my pumpkin recipes lately?
Pumpkin Waffles from Cate’s World Kitchen
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 egg whites
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
Stir the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger together in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, pumpkin, and buttermilk. Stir into the dry ingredients and stir just to combine.
Heat a waffle iron or skillet over medium high heat and spray with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter into the preheated iron or pan.
If making waffles, cook according to manufacturer’s suggestion. If making pancakes, cook until bubbles appear on the top, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or two. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup. Yield: 4 servings (4 large waffles or 8 pancakes).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 240 calories; 1.8 g. fat; 3 mg. cholesterol; 715 mg. cholesterol; 45 g. carbohydrate; 6.5 g. fiber; 7.3 g. protein
Result: Fall in waffle form! Cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger…oh my! While whole wheat flour can make waffles dense and heavy, the buttermilk is balances the batter out for a perfectly fluffy waffle (or pancake!). These are simple to make and offer up great nutrition stats, too. Enjoy!
TGIF! I am not even going to whine about having to work tomorrow…yet It has been another insane week so my plan is to workout this morning so that after work, I can go out to dinner with the hubs. I know myself well enough to know that Friday evening workouts are usually the easiest to skip!
Question: Anything fun planned this weekend?