Pumpkin Waffles with Apples & Spiced Maple Syrup Recipe
The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, Lynchburg, VA introduces it’s signature recipe, pumpkin waffles, for the month of October. November and December are also great months to use pumpkins. What would Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner be without pumpkin pie. In the spirit of fall, colored leaves, pumpkins and warm spices this dish is always a crowd favorite. Once you’ve enjoyed these fabulous waffles you too may request them upon your return visit, even if it’s not October!
Pumpkin Waffle Ingredients:
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites
Apples & Spiced Maple Syrup
- 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 2 crisp apples, Granny Smith, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Waffles: Preheat Belgian waffle iron to medium heat, according to manufacturer’s directions. In a large bowl, whisk flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together half and half, pumpkin puree, melted butter, oil and egg.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk together lightly to make a slightly lumpy batter. Allow to rest for 30 minutes. In a third bowl beat the two egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold egg whites into batter mixture.
Pour and spread about 1 cup batter into the center of the waffle iron. Cover and cook until crisp on both sides and a rich golden brown. Keep warm, on oven rack only, in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve garnished with hot apples and spiced maple syrup.
Apples and Spiced Maple Syrup
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add spices. Add apples and let cook until warm but still crisp, about 2-3 minutes. Add pure maple syrup. Toss to coat. Keep warm until ready to serve atop waffles.
We hope you enjoy this recipe from the kitchen of Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our last guest that had this said it was too pretty to eat, but they ate it anyway and loved it! If you hate to cook breakfast give us a call and reserve a room. We would love to serve you our legendary breakfast each morning of your stay.
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