As soon as fall hits I start pulling out my chunky grey sweaters and craving pumpkin everything. So when it came time to make breakfast this weekend, guess what the theme was? A friend recently introduced me to the Epicure line of products, and I have fallen in foodie-love. My approach to nutrition has always been about what we now call ‘clean eating’; consuming simple, fresh, whole foods (local when possible), with most things in moderation.
If it wasn’t here a 100 years ago there’s a good chance you should avoid eating it. I’ve discovered that Epicure embraces much of the same philosophy, and I’ve really enjoyed getting products from them that I feel good about feeding my family.
I’ve never baked waffles before, so using a waffle mold (instead of a waffle iron) was a new adventure. If you don’t have one of these molds you can use a traditional waffle iron as described below. The Pumpkin Pie Spice really makes a difference.
If you have any leftovers (unlikely), you can freeze them in a plastic re-sealable bag and put them in the toaster for a quick breakfast during the week! Much healthier than the store-bought alternatives.Print recipe Waffle Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 c. flour
- ¼ c. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder (I used Epicure brand)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ tsp. Epicure Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 2 ½ c. buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Spiced Vanilla Greek Yogurt Ingredients:
- 1 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp. Epicure Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly brush the Epicure Waffle Mold with vegetable oil OR pre-heat your waffle iron if you don’t have the waffle mold.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool.
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the pumpkin puree, buttermilk, vanilla and cooled melted butter. Mix together with a whisk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix! It may still look lumpy.
- Pour approximately ¼ cup of batter (or according to your waffle iron instructions if you don’t have an Epicure Waffle Mold) and bake or cook until lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together the yogurt and the spice and set aside.
- Once cool to the touch, flip the mold upside-down, remove the waffles and serve with a dollop of the yogurt on top.