Recently we celebrated Ryland’s 4th birthday, and as per his request I made Pumpkin Waffles for his celebratory breakfast!

2 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl cornstarch (I use arrowroot)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs, separated
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 Tbl melted butter (I’ve sometimes used oil)
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl. Combine egg yolks, milk and pumpkin in a medium bowl and mix well. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Stir in the melted butter or oil. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks from. Gently fold them into the batter mix.

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Pour in batter and generously sprinkle with nuts (I’ve discovered that many kids do not like nuts in their waffles, so I do the first half of the batch without this step, then add the nuts to the second half).

Delicious served with yoghurt and pumpkin maple sauce – which I make by mixing pumpkin puree with cinnamon, adding maple syrup and heating on the stove top.

Ryland obviously THOROUGHLY enjoys these:-)