Whole Wheat Butternut Waffles with Cinnamon Cream.

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.

 

Ingredients:

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 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Cinnamon Cream

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • sprinkle of nutmeg

Directions:

Whole Wheat Butternut Waffles

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.

Cinnamon Cream

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Add to waffles.

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