Monday, December 7, 2009

Gingerbread Waffles

My husband has been taking care of pancakes here for a couple weeks now. Ever since his star oatmeal pancakes graced our table. But this past Sunday, I felt a change was in order. With a little pumpkin puree left over in the fridge I thought it might be good to try out this recipe. While I am not a big fan of RR, I do find a recipe here and there that is just irresistable. This is one. However, next time I might beat the egg whites seperately to give them an extra little lift.

Gingerbread Waffles
adapted from Rachel Ray's recipe here.

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter, plus some to butter the iron

Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar until fluffy, then beat in pumpkin, milk, molasses and melted butter. Stir the wet into dry until just moist. Do not overstir the waffle batter. Brush the iron with a little melted butter and cook waffles. Serve with toppings of choice.

*I drizzled mine with a sugar glaze. I just mixed a little confectioners sugar with milk.

Update: You know, I have to tell you because I believe in truth in advertising, these babies are jammed with calories. I made 14 pancakes and they roughly work out to 250 calories per waffle. Yikes! So one is okay-two might be okay if you are a man. But, oh my gosh, by golly (can you hear the jingle?) don't go eating more than that unless you want to consume your caloric intake in one meal.


Justin said...

ooh, that glaze makes these really drool-worthy

Laura [What I Like] said...

Sounds delicious! And what a lovely photo, it makes me want to dive on in.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

These look beautiful! I'm not the biggest fan of RR either but these sound pretty amazing. It's making me want to get a waffle machine :)

Grace said...

her gingerbread waffles are one of rachael's finest recipes as far as i'm concerned. what a delicious and pretty touch, adding the sugar glaze.

kat said...

I can see that being so satisfying on a cold winter morning

Ingrid said...

Pancakes or waffles I'm there!

I have to admit you don't strike me as someone impressed with RR.

Debbie said...

Oh they look sooo delicious! What a great breakfast!

Mary said...

These do sound delicious. They look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I may need to get a waffle iron to make these! Yum!

HoneyB said...

A few weeks ago I got my mom's recipe for Gingerbread waffles! I haven't tried it yet though. I have to have a time when Grumpy is home for breakfast!

What is the topping on your waffle? Is that a confectioner sugar glaze?

ellie said...

Oh i bet the house was bursting with festive aroma after cooking up those!

I have to admit for some reason when i saw the title i assumed they were going to be much darker in colour but then i guess the pumpkin probably lightens the mix?

Katy ~ said...

This looks good! I see these in our future very very soon. Good find. Thank you for sharing.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh I want one looks great

Cakebrain said...

this looks perfect for xmas morning! yumm!

Anonymous said...

First off, these caught my eye immediately when I opened your site, and the first thing I thought was.."Hmm..I wonder if I could use that instead of *fill in Dec challenge*, and construct it like Drew Barrymore did in 50 First Dates?"

Secondly, not a fan of RR either, but if you liked 'em..I know they must be good :)