Pumpkin waffles with warm cinnamon syrup.
Pumpkins are everywhere. I love the colors of autumn. I have to say, God really knew what He was doing when He colored fall.
I’ve talked before about how my family is obsessed with Star Wars. Not a day goes by when I don’t hear things like, “If Luke and Obi-Wan battled each other, who would win?” or “Who do you think would win between the Rancor and a Bantha?” A lot of “Who would win…” scenarios.
Even my little Elmo will walk around the house saying things like, “hooo-pah… Luke I am your father.” My husband is so proud.
Do any of them ever say (over a plate of pumpkin waffles, maybe?), “Hey, do you remember that episode of Little House on the Prairie when Ma bought new fabric to spite Mrs. Oleson, but then instead of using it to make a new dress for herself, she selflessly used it to make new dresses for Mary and Laura, and then Laura stood in front of the whole school and the parents and spoke about how amazing and wonderful Ma is?” (for the record, I do remember it; it’s Season 1, episode 2, “Country Girls“).
No. Nobody ever says that.
Well sometimes me, but nobody listens.
And for the record, I’m pretty sure Pa could whoop Obi-Wan and Luke together, Jedi or not.
Wow. This is really not at all where I thought this post was going.
What I was going to say is that little Elmo is my only hope (help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi). Sure, she does a mean Darth Vader impersonation, but for the most part, she likes princesses and twirly dresses and sparkly things. So that’s why I let her watch Disney Princess movies when the kids are out. Like Cinderella. Which brings us back to
Cinderella knows about pumpkins. Or at least her Fairy Godmother does.
Pumpkin Waffles with Warm Cinnamon Syrup
adapted from The Idea Room
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- Beat egg with fork in a large bowl. Add milk, pumpkin, and oil, and whisk together.
- Mix in dry ingredients just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Cook in waffle maker.
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup water
- Stir together sugars, flour, and cinnamon in small saucepan. Stir in vanilla and water. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often. Continue to boil and stir until mixture thickens to syrup consistency. Remove from heat; cool slightly before serving.
This recipe got an enthusiastic 10 thumbs up from my Critics! It probably would have gotten 12, but I didn’t get to try any 😦 There wasn’t enough. Stupid sacrificing-for-your-children crap.
I should have doubled the recipe. Next time I’ll know.
Sarah Crewe: I don’t even know what to say, it’s so delicious!
Batman: I think it’s sooo delicious!
Curious George: It’s the best waffles ever!
Elmo: I’m sticky.
Don Corleone spent several minutes trying to come up with something insightful about Ray Bradbury, autumn, and pumpkin waffles, but finally decided on: I think they’re great!
Oh, and just a note about the artwork for this post. My kids did the pictures. Now, I’m not one to criticize the artwork of children; however, if I had said, “Please draw me some pictures of Star Wars; it’s for my blog,” I probably would’ve gotten several masterpieces worthy of the Louvre. But I ask for Cinderella pictures, and I get a big circle with scribbles all over it and a Jack-o-Lantern in a dress.
I’m just sayin’…