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Operation Baby Countdown: Freezer Meals: part 4 {Pumpkin Waffles}

Fall is in the air today at my house as I continue my operation baby coming soon obsessive quest to get a lot done! I am making a big batch of pumpkin waffles! I wish you could smell what I smell right now! I don’t have my own waffle maker, so was thankful that my mom let me borrow hers and am also thankful that it is super nice and makes consistently beautiful golden fluffy waffles!  Our baby is coming at the end of September/beginning of October which is prime time fall so I wanted to have something “fallish” ready for us because I love fall weather, food, décor and everything else! Is there anything else?

This is what I did here and I actually have a recipe to share today! yummmm and yayyyy because I actually wrote it down as I went!
Beka’s Pumpkin Waffles

This will make a lot of waffles, and I wish I would have counted before we started eating them so it can easily be halved if you don’t want a huge pile of waffles.

  • 5 cups of flour (I used half white and half whole wheat flour but you can do what you want)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 t baking powder
  • 3 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1/2 t cloves
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 8 large eggs separated (put the whites aside to beat and add very last)
  • 4 1/2 cups of milk (can use buttermilk or regular milk)
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) ~ about 1 small can will do as well!

I combined the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then combined all of the wet ingredients – except the egg whites in a separate bowl.  I then beat the egg whites until soft peaks formed. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet (not the whites yet) and stir until just combined but try not to over-mix! Last, I folded in the egg whites until evenly distributed but again not mixing thoroughly or too “rough”.  Then I made my yummy waffles one, by one! I laid them all out to cool before I put them into my baggies for the freezer.

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then bagged them up to freeze…

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…then my husband got home and wanted a snack… so I buttered one, threw some pecans on top and added a little bit of maple syrup to top it all off!

  2013-08-26 16.17.46If for some reason I get these out of the freezer in a couple of weeks and they are terrible I will let you know, but they are definitely a great NOW food if you are dying to get into the fall foods already!  I have already used a few out of the freezer and they were great… you can put them in the microwave or toaster and they are ready to go!

Have a great day – more soon!

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