Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles

There is nothing better for breakfast than warm Belgian waffles straight out of the waffle iron!  There’s something just so homey about it.  I make them a lot on the weekends when I have time and then toss the extras in the refrigerator or freezer so I can enjoy them all week long.  Keeping with the pumpkin theme of the week, I found an awesome recipe on a blog dedicated specifically to pumpkin waffles!!  How perfect!!

Homemade Pumpkin Waffles Recipe | FoodMarriage.com

I made them exactly the way the recipe said.  There were definitely a lot of ingredients and a lot of different steps, but I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing!  They were delicious, dense, and very filling, so I only needed to eat one to fill me up!
Pumpkin Waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Recipe will make about 4 round Belgian waffles.

Pumpkin Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons dried ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons of melted, unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Prep your waffle iron as you usually would (I typically coat mine lightly with vegetable oil).
  • Pre-heat waffle iron.
  • Mix your brown sugar and cornstarch in a bowl with a whisk to break up the cornstarch. Next, add in all remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg) and mix with the whisk well to blend. Set aside.
  • Using two additional bowls, separate your egg whites into one bowl and your yolks into the other.
  • Add your pumpkin and your milk to the egg yolks and whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Whip the egg whites on high with a hand mixer on high for about 2 minutes. They will become fluffy. Now, set this aside.
  • Pour the melted butter into your pumpkin/milk/egg yolk mixture and whisk.
  • Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and continue whisking to blend.
  • Pour your whipped egg whites into the rest of the ingredients and fold in with a spatula. Continue blending until you don't see any of the white anymore.
  • Pour your batter into your waffle iron. I found that because these were denser waffles, they took longer than a typical waffle to cook. (My best advice would be to go with how long you normally cook your waffles, and then just leave them in a little longer and continue checking on them)
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Recipe Adapted from: Pumpkin Waffles Blog
 

xoxo, Food Marriage

Patriotic Parfait!

Start your Independence Day morning off right with this healthy and tasty breakfast idea for a Patriotic Parfait!
Patriotic Parfait @FoodMarriage
All I did to create this recipe was to layer granola, vanilla yogurt, fresh raspberries and blueberries in a stemless wine glass.  It makes such a great presentation with its red, white and blue theme.  And, it makes eating healthy food fun!  I felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast (you can’t go wrong with that!)
Happy 4th of July from Food Marriage!!!!
 

xoxo, Food Marriage

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Okay, so I’m not sharing a fabulous recipe today.  I’m just sharing how DELICIOUS Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are.  If you are a fan of Cinnabon, but don’t want to leave your house in the morning to get them…Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are perfect to make at home, without even getting out of your pajamas!

If you forgot they existed, just go to your grocery store and pick up a few cans of the refrigerated, ready to make cinnamon rolls.  Just pop them out of their container, toss them into the oven for 20 minutes, and add your icing!  Quick, easy, and delicious breakfast, ready in no time!  Your husband will be impressed at how amazing they look and you will both be in heaven eating them!

xoxo,
BA

 

xoxo, Food Marriage

Baked Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

My younger brother is away at college and requested a breakfast recipe on the blog.  He was tired of plain old scrambled eggs, so was looking for a creative breakfast that is also easy to make.  Here’s what I came up with for him – Baked Cinnamon French Toast Sticks!

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray (I used PAM)
  • 6 slices of thickly sliced bread (I chose Texas Toast style sliced bread)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.  (Make sure you do this step!  If you do not, the bread will definitely stick to the pan!!  I learned this the hard way!)
  • Cut each of your slices of bread into three pieces.
  • Mix your eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a bowl.  Beat with a fork until blended well.
  • Dip each piece of bread into the mixture until fully coated on all sides.
  • Place each piece of bread onto the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for a total of 14 minutes (7 minutes on one side, the flip over and cook on the other side for 7 minutes).
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!  These french toast sticks are great for dipping in your favorite syrup!!!
 
This particular recipe will make 18 french toast sticks.  If you want to double the recipe to make more, you can also freeze your sticks!  They freeze very well and then you can pull a few out and either microwave them or re-warm them up in the oven again later!  Enjoy your breakfast!!
xoxo,
BA
 

xoxo, Food Marriage

Happy Breakfast!

Looking to put a smile on your husband’s face in the morning?  Or just want to get a good laugh while making breakfast?  Go ahead and play with your food!  It will be sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and may even help kids eat their breakfast in the morning!

Here’s just a couple things I’ve done to make a “Happy Breakfast!”

Smiley face breakfast with bagels, ketchup, scrambled eggs, and bacon!
Eggs with a ketchup smiley face!
 

xoxo, Food Marriage