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Celebrate Fall - Fun Waffle Recipe Your Kids Will Love

By Greg Lane Hingham Current Staff, Oct. 9, 2020
Pumpkin spice waffle with cinnamon apples and whip cream  | Hingham Current photos/Greg Lane

I like to spend time cooking with my daughter. Since we aren’t rushing out of the house each morning now, we have extra time to make breakfast together and that’s where this pumpkin waffle with sliced apples and cinnamon recipe comes in handy. 

Like most kids, my daughter is crazy about waffles. She loves to eat and prepare them and as the cook in our home, I think it’s a lot of fun to let her help in the kitchen. We started cooking together before she could reach the counter, and she still loves to use her "cooking chair". It’s really easy to let your kids assist in the waffle preparation process. Here are a few suggestions on how to involve them:

  • Let them measure all of the ingredients 

  • Allow your kids to crack the eggs

  • Give them a whisk and let them mix the batter

  • Let them help spoon the batter onto the waffle iron

  • If you decide to top your waffles with fruit, let them arrange the toppings on each plate

I love being in a kitchen with uninhibited adventurers who don’t worry about getting their hands and space dirty (I drive my wife crazy). As chaotic and untidy and messy as making breakfast can be, putting a meal together as a family and sitting at our kitchen counter to eat it, bonds us in a way that few other things do. These mornings together I hear about exciting activities about to be explored and help needed to tackle difficulties (often Zoom related), now that we are both home during the day.  

As the temperature dipped early this fall, pumpkin spice felt like the natural way to begin the day. It's also a nice way to hold you over until October 26, National Pumpkin Day. Does anyone know what's up with all of these national days? I developed this delicious and easy to prepare pumpkin waffle recipe after some trial and error. Added benefit, it's nut free! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Yields about 8 waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 3/4 cups milk or buttermilk 

  • 1 1/4 cups of Gold Medal all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup of Pillsbury Quick Break & Muffin Mix 

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 teaspoons Davis Baking Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Beat eggs in a large bowl until fluffy 

  • Add remaining ingredients and mix together 

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