I usually try to diversify my recipes a bit throughout the week, but clearly this week was having none of that. I was just too excited to share this recipe with you!
Let me tell you this: it is versatile. I have made these twice now with butternut squash and pumpkin, with the recipe being the same, and they have both worked out great. I also think that mashed sweet potatoes would work, but I am still in the experimenting stage.
I topped the waffles with some greek yogurt that I whipped a bit with honey and cinnamon. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of maple, including maple syrup. The only real maple product I’ve fallen in love with is maple butter, to which I have been known to devour a few tablespoons in one sitting. So decadent.
I’m sure that syrup would be fabulous on these, but I prefer eating them with a thicker, creamier topping. It’s not like it really matters anyway. They are only on my plate for a total of five seconds.
Whole Wheat Butternut Waffles
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butternut squash puree
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat waffle iron. Combine dry ingredients, then stir in squash, egg, milk and vanilla. Scoop about 1/3 cup batter onto waffle iron and cook until heated through.
Top with cinnamon cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
sprinkle of nutmeg
Mix ingredients together until smooth. Add to waffles.
I’m an autumn addict.