I’ve just been preparing for the week by making up some foods in advance, so I thought I’d share this recipe with you, it’s for Pumpkin Spiced Waffles. These are great for making in advance and freezing, so you can just take out when needed. I have these for breakfast most mornings, usually with some Greek yogurt and either warmed berries or a sliced banana. I just place the waffles into my bowl, microwave for 1 minute to ensure that the waffles AND the bowl below are hot (to keep the waffles warm for longer), then add the toppings.
Here’s the recipe.
Pumpkin Spiced Waffles
Makes around 20 waffles (using my waffle maker but others will vary).
1 can (400g) pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
1.5 tsp. cinnamon
1.5 tsp mixed spice (pumpkin pie spice)
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted if solid
Blend everything in a blender, introducing a little air into the mix by using high speed mixing.
Heat the waffle maker and place a quarter cup of mixture onto the plate for each waffle.
Close the plates and leave until ready (around 3-5 minutes depending on your heat setting), remove with a wooden spatula.
When removing the waffles from the pan I always fan them out on a plate, I find they cool quicker when not stacked directly on top of each other.
With all the waffles cooked, tear up some squares of greaseproof paper or baking parchment and place a piece between each pair of waffles (assuming you want to eat 2 waffles for your meal – you can put 3 or 4 together if you need more than I do!)
You could also make standard pancakes with this mixture but make sure you make them quite thin, there’s nothing worse than squidgy under-cooked pancakes!
A little preparation can lead to a lot less faffing later on, so get prepping today and save yourself some time each day this week!
One last note, you might have noticed I’ve had a change of theme for this blog, New Year just makes me want to start a fresh, so here it is!