Waffles always work somehow. How about some pumpkin waffles? They go baby-light, are great orange and taste delicious. Perfect for autumn with the pumpkin recipes.
Classic pumpkin waffles
They shine so pretty orange on the plate, are fluffy and also taste good: Pumpkin waffles are a good recipe idea for autumn. There are many recipes – without egg, pumpkin waffles without sugar, vegan, or from the Thermomix. I’ll show you my basic recipe and tell you how you can easily change it to a vegan or sugar-free version. But first to the very classic basic recipe.
- 1/2 Hokkaido pumpkin
- 4 Eggs
- 3 tbsp sugar (or syrup as an alternative)
- 1 EL Pumpkin Kernel Oil
- 100g soft butter
- 200g Dinkelmehl
- 100g cornstarch
- 1 good sip of sparkling water
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- Icing sugar for sprinkling
Pumpkin waffles – the recipe
Cut the Hokkaido pumpkin, core it and cut it into small pieces. Cook it with the peel until soft. Pour off the water and grind the pieces into a nice puree.
Now stir the eggs with the sugar. Then you add the softened butter and the pumpkin puree, continue stirring and then add the flour, baking powder and starch. Finally, add a good sip of sparkling water and the tablespoon of pumpkin seed oil and stir the waffle batter again. It should be liquid, something like pudding sauce, if it is like water, you have to add a little flour, if it is like cake batter, does it need some water or milk.
Now you grease a waffle iron and bake the pumpkin waffles. They don’t just taste good with powdered sugar, but also with maple syrup or jam.
Pumpkin waffles vegan (without egg): If you want to veganize the pumpkin waffles, then try using chickpea water as an egg substitute. This is wonderful because it also has such beautifully cohesive properties. The amount? About 5 tbsp should be enough. Make sure it is unsalted, however. For the rest of the recipe, simply replace the milk with plant-based milk. But you can also try to do without chickpea water, the pumpkin puree also has binding properties.
Pumpkin waffles without sugar: Would you like to bake the waffles without sugar? No problem, just leave it out. If you still want the sweetness, try it with maple syrup or birch sugar.
Pumpkin waffles hearty: Do you like hearty waffles better than sweet ones? Then leave out the sugar and add a teaspoon of salt to the batter. You can also add some cheese – yammi!