Pumpkin Waffles

I was so unprepared for this dinner. Not enough eggs, so we didn’t have eggs. Not enough white flour, so I used all whole wheat flour (which makes “thick” waffles)! Not that that’s bad, I like to mix white and whole wheat flours! To the grocery store I go…tomorrow!

A simple dinner after a busy day! (Ssssshhhhhhh…don’t tell anyone…since I had $.50 to spare, I added some mini chocolate chips that I got at Walmart for $.98 last week! Yep Nestle! The chocoholic part of my brain forced me to do it! Pumpkin chocolate chip waffles…MMMMM! Guess I’ll just have to whip up another batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with the rest of the choc chips and pumpkin!)

1 1/2 cups wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 t pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 2/3 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter melted and cooled (Guesstimate of all waffle ingredients $2.25)
1 Orange and 2 apples ($1.25)
Butter and Syrup ($1)

1. Make waffle batter. Place on greased waffle iron. Cook until steam stops escaping from the waffle iron.

2. Cut fruit and serve with waffles.

Cost $4.50 (or $5 if you include the chocolate chips, but Ssshhhh, we’re not telling anyone we had chocolate chip waffles for dinner!)

Can you guess whose plate this is?!?!

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  1. Stephanie says

    Okay, anything with pumpkin in it I’m all about! Yummmyyyyy!!!! I think I don’t have a waffle maker, so I’ll try this with pancakes instead. Thanks for this delicious recipe!! :)

  2. BCholly says

    I love to serve breakfast for dinner….especially when eggs are on special. Fast easy, and everyone likes it…But I have never tried pumpkin in my mix before!

    I have a question…
    I have been trying to keep our meal costs down, too…..But what do you do when you want to serve a “special” dinner? Tonight is our anniversary (29th) and I went shopping yesterday hoping to find chicken, or seafood on special but I had no luck. The only meat I had (and that has been low enough in price to stock up on) was reg. ground beef. I couldn’t think of anything “fancy” to do with that meat. Lasagna. but I serve that frequently.
    Anyways I ended up making a cheese fondue….it was a bit pricier than I would have liked ($8.00 dinner) but it was the best I could do….
    So what menu do you use for “special” occaisions?

  3. $5 Dinner Mom says

    Answer to bcholly’s question

    …to be honest, we haven’t had a “special” occasion since I started this adventure. For my birthday we went out to eat and for my Hubs’ upcoming birthday, we haven’t talked about it. We will likely go out. I did just buy tonight a cake mix and frosting that were on sale and I used a coupon for, knowing that was his favorite kind of cake and I wouldn’t get that good of a deal if I waited!
    I always have a freezer stocked with the cheapest meats. I use them up within 2-3 months and restock when they go on sale again. That is my general “stockpile” rule! This way, when a special meal comes up, then I’ve got a good variety to choose from. Planning way ahead helps with this…If I see s filet mignon on sale, then I’ll buy it, wrap a piece of bacon around it and broil. That would be a pricier meal because it is a pricey cut of meat.
    My kids aren’t old enough to ask for this yet, but I do it anyways…I cook their favorite foods for their birthday. They choose the meal. For my hubs’ birthday, we might do this if we don’t go out and I hope to get it under $5!

  4. Rebecca says

    I once went through a little phase during which I ate a waffle every single day. This lasted for months! I have since cut down on my waffle consumption, but I may pick up the habit again once I try your recipe.

    We put up a pumpkin bar recipe on the Green Baby Guide a couple weeks ago, which is another great way to use pumpkin puree.

  5. Rebeckah says

    I am super impressed with your thriftiness and your great recipes. I can never spell that word… Hope you have a great day. God bless.

  6. DidiLyn says

    Why do I love recipe blogs so much? Maybe “pumpkin” and “chocolate” have something to do with it. They also have something to do with my “muffin top.”
    I’ll be back to peruse your recipes.

  7. MotherToMany says

    I am not one to mix chocolate with pumpkin for some reason.

    I think I would alter the recipe to use Craisins instead of the chocolate chips.

    We’ve done pumpkin pancakes before but didn’t think to add things like craisins in it. That’s a good idea.

  8. Ruth Ann says

    I was so excited to give this recipe a try! While the waffles tasted good – they didn’t cook well. I had to leave the batter in the waffle iron for a long time to ensure that they were done – but for some reason the waffles stuck to the waffle iron. No amount of cooking spray or oil solved the problem. I don’t understand what happened!!

  9. §wanny says

    does the melted butter go into the batter or is is for buttering them after?

    these sound sooooo yummy!! We love pumpkin here and my kids will love me forever if I make these for them!


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  11. Brooke says

    Hello, I have the same questions as above regarding the pumpkin pie spice and butter. You listed 2 t pumpkin pie spice–is this tablespoon or teaspoon? Also, is the butter for on top of the waffles or to be placed in the batter? Thanks for the help!!


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