Cara's Cucina: Pumpkin Waffles

This week Cara DiFalco gets into the fall season with some delicious pumpkin waffles.

Cara gets into the season with pumpkin waffles.

Cara gets into the season with pumpkin waffles. (10/18/13)

Ingredients:
2 1/2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed tightly
1 very rip banana
1/2 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 15 oz. can pumpkin (or about 1 cup)
1 1/2 c. half & half
1/4 c. butter, melted

Directions:
*Prepare waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

*In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and next 4 ingredients.  Whisk to combine.

*In a medium bowl, mash banana with a fork, add in apple sauce and stir to combine.

*Next add pumpkin to banana mixture and again combine. Finally add in half & half and whisk until smooth.

*Pour liquids into bowl with dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in butter.

*Using a 1/2 c. measuring cup and a spatula, pour batter onto waffle iron, spreading evenly with spatula - cook according to manufacturer's instructions.

*Place cooked waffled on a plate in a warm area - serve warm with butter & syrup!

Buon Appetito!  

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