pumpkin waffles

Taking into account my love for waffles and all things pumpkin, it’s only natural for pumpkin waffles to top my list of favorite fall foods. This is a revised Weight Watchers recipe I found while browsing the Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion App for iPad. I used whole wheat pastry flour in lieu of white flour, pumpkin pie spice as a substitute for the cinnamon and nutmeg, white sugar rather than brown sugar, 1/4 cup additional fresh pumpkin in place of the oil and a 1/4 cup less buttermilk than the original recipe called for.  The pumpkin spice aroma that fills the kitchen while making these waffles is as delightful as indulging in the waffles themselves. :) Enjoy!

pumpkin waffle

pumpkin waffle

Ingredients:

pumpkin waffle ingredients

pumpkin waffle ingredients

 

1 Cup Buttermilk
3/4 Cup Pumpkin
1 Large Egg
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

Instructions:

Preheat waffle iron.

pumpkin waffles - preheating the waffle iron

pumpkin waffles – preheating the waffle iron

Combine buttermilk, pumpkin, sugar and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.

pumpkin waffles - mixing the wet ingredients

pumpkin waffles – mixing the wet ingredients

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice to pumpkin mixture and whisk together until smooth.

pumpkin waffles - adding the dry ingredients

pumpkin waffles – adding the dry ingredients

Let batter stand 10 minutes.

pumpkin waffle batter

pumpkin waffle batter

Lightly spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle waffle batter into waffle iron and cook, adding a tiny bit more cooking spray to the waffle iron between each waffle.

pumpkin waffles - cooking the waffles

pumpkin waffles – cooking the waffles

Serve immediately.

pumpkin waffles - cooked

pumpkin waffles – cooked

Yields 4 Waffles

Weight Watchers: 1 Plain Waffle = 5 points plus (toppings will increase points plus value)

oat waffles

Anyone who knows me, knows waffles are one of my absolute favorite foods. Waffles are great for breakfast and brunch…and when it comes to breakfast for dinner, they’re high on that list too! I love experimenting with different waffle recipes, so when I saw Alton Brown making Oat Waffles on Good Eats I knew I had to make them! I used old fashioned whole grain rolled oats, whole wheat pastry flour, egg whites and applesauce in lieu of regular old fashioned rolled oats, all-purpose flour, whole eggs and butter. The oat flour really gives these waffles great flavor!! :) Enjoy!

oat waffle

oat waffle

Ingredients:

oat waffle - ingredients

oat waffle – ingredients

1 1/4 Cups + 1 TBSP Old Fashioned Whole Grain Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3 TBSP Sugar
2 Cups Buttermilk
3 Egg Whites
2 1/2 TBSP Applesauce

 

Instructions:

Preheat waffle iron.

Place oats in a skillet over medium heat and cook about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant; stirring occasionally as they cook.

oat waffles - toasting the oats

oat waffles – toasting the oats

Let oats cool in pan a few minutes, then transfer to bowl of a food processor. Grind oats about 2 to 3 minutes or until they resemble wheat flour. (NOTE: I purchased the nutri-bullet a couple of months ago and read you can mill things, so I experimented with it for this recipe.)

oat waffles - milling the oats

oat waffles – milling the oats

Add flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar to processed oats and grind to combine ingredients.

oat waffles - mixing the dry ingredients

oat waffles – mixing the dry ingredients

In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg whites and applesauce. Add oat mixture at once to buttermilk mixture and whisk together just until combined. Let waffle batter stand 5 minutes.

oat waffle - batter

oat waffle – batter

Lightly spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle waffle batter into waffle iron and cook, adding a tiny bit more cooking spray to the waffle iron between each waffle.

oat waffles - cooking

oat waffles – cooking

Serve immediately.

oat waffles - cooked

oat waffles – cooked

Yields 5 Waffles

Weight Watchers: 1 Plain Waffle= 6 points plus (toppings will increase points plus value)

jumbo bran muffins

There are not many people I know that enjoy the taste of bran, and although I’m not really sure why, ever since I was a little girl I have loved the taste of bran muffins! They are one of my favorite baked good breakfast options (besides waffles and bagels, of course). I got the original recipe from the box cutout my mom has in her recipe collection from when I was younger. Today I use Splenda, egg whites and applesauce for a lighter, moist muffin. I also modified the ingredient amounts  to fit a jumbo muffin pan. :) Enjoy!

jumbo bran muffin

jumbo bran muffin

Ingredients:

jumbo bran muffins ingredients

jumbo bran muffins ingredients

1 ¾ Cups + 2 TBSP Kellogg’s All Bran Original
1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
¾ Cup Splenda
3 ¾ Tsp Baking Powder
¾ Tsp Baking Soda
¾ Tsp Salt
3 Large Egg Whites
½ Cup + 2 TBSP Unsweetened Applesauce

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine buttermilk and bran. Let sit for 5 minutes or until moistened.

jumbo bran muffins - moistening the bran

jumbo bran muffins – moistening the bran

Whisk egg whites and applesauce into moistened bran mixture.

jumbo bran muffins - mixing in the egg whites and applesauce

jumbo bran muffins – mixing in the egg whites and applesauce

Add flour, Splenda. baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix just until combined.

jumbo bran muffins - adding the flour, splenda, baking powder, baking soda and salt

jumbo bran muffins – adding the flour, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda and salt

Lightly spray jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide mixture evenly into 6 jumbo muffin cups and bake about 22 minutes or until cooked through.

jumbo bran muffins - baked

jumbo bran muffins – baked

Yields 6 Servings

Weight Watchers: 1 muffin = 7 points plus