It doesn’t quiet feel like Autumn yet in New Jersey since it’s still very warm out during the day but there are so many reasons to look forward to the season. The cool weather is beginning to set in at night which means sweaters, cozy blankets, football, changing leaves and PUMPKIN!
Pumpkin can be prepared in a variety of ways but I love having breakfast for dinner so I’m sharing Savory Pumpkin Waffles to help change up your dinner night and bring a little fall into your home.
We’re also getting into the spirit of Halloween so what better way than with pumpkin right?
Pumpkin is mostly known as a sweet treat but it actually pairs very well with savory flavors like the combination in this recipe.
These waffles are simple to make and a fantastic change-up for pumpkin because they are on the less side of dessert by adding in cheddar cheese, jalapeno and scallions.
I eliminated the syrup here and topped mine with an egg that paired exceptionally well with the hint of spice from the jalapeno. The recipe batter can be customized to your favorite flavors if you prefer the sweeter side but I can see these going well with some sliced avocado on top or even some finely chopped red pepper in the batter.
I love recipes where there can be endless possibilities and I find pumpkin one that can be tailored.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 medium jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, minced
- 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced, reserve some for topping
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients; be sure to break up any lumps which will help the batter come together easier.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and melted butter then stir in the pumpkin puree.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- When there are no visible lumps, add the cheddar cheese, jalapeno and 1/2 the scallions; mix.
- Bake the waffles in your waffle iron; do not preemptively open the waffle iron because the batter will need a little extra time to cook with the added cheese. It took about 3 minutes for each waffle but the first one will always be the tester!
- Remove from the waffle iron.
- I wen't ahead and made some turkey bacon to go along with my waffles and a sunny side egg was the delicious "syrup".
- One more thing: Go ahead and use per-made waffle mix! Just follow the directions on the box and add in the pumpkin, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, scallions and spices. 🙂
These are definitely not a traditional pumpkin recipe but so simple to make why not give it a try?
If you give these waffles a try let me know how it wen’t in the comments below!