Monday, September 27, 2010


I've heard some rumors that the Great Pumpkin shortage is starting to wane, and pumpkin is slowly becoming available in stores again.  Out here in the great wild west, we haven't been so lucky, so I bought a CASE of pumpkin online about a week ago.  It arrived a few days ago, and the cans are all nicely stacked in my canning storage area.  I've already made pumpkin spice muffins, and this morning I made pumpkin waffles!

I saw a recipe for these in the October issue of Food Network Magazine, and I decided I had to try them.  I set out to make them for breakfast this morning, and then realized I was missing one ingredient.  So I got on my trusty Weight Watchers site and found a recipe there - one that I'm sure was much more figure friendly - which I could make entirely from my pantry.

Here's the recipe directly from WW:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 egg
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/4 cup buttermilk

Mix the first six (dry) ingredients, then mix the remaining (wet) ingredients and then combine and whisk until just mixed and cook in waffle iron.

I made a few variations to this recipe.
I swapped 1/4 cup of the all purpose flour for whole wheat
I added 1/8 tsp ground ginger

I tasted the batter and it seemed like it wasn't pumpkin-y enough, so I added another 1/4 cup of pumpkin and 1 tsp of vanilla also.  I think my version is better, and the changes didn't increase the points value.  If anything, I think adding the whole wheat flour made them more filling.

I have a four waffle style iron, where it makes four connected squares.  This made four full squares (16 individual waffles), of which I ate three with a little light butter and syrup and was full.


On another note, I am excited that tomorrow is my first fit test since starting the INSANITY workouts.  I took it at the beginning, and its been two weeks, so I am excited to see the measurable amount of progress that's been made.

Today, I am going to enjoy my insanity day off with a bike ride!


  1. how many pts is it?? oooh i might make this. (((pumpkin)))

    btw it's reena711 from the boards lol

  2. those look delish!! I wish I had a waffle maker!

  3. I thought it was a shot in the dark looking for a pumpkin waffle recipe that was WW friendly - do you have a point value? Thank you!!