Spiced Waffles with Lemon Syrup

I went into this recipe wanting to make gingerbread waffles, based on this Martha Stewart recipe. However, I didn’t have molasses, and I feel like gingerbread simply cannot be without. So, we’re going to go ahead and call these “spiced.” Yes, that works for me.

I also felt the need to healthify them just a bit, since, you know, that’s how I roll. They turned out pretty delicious, I must say. And, the lemon syrup is not to be missed. It’s killer with the spices and the sweetness of the waffle.

I know that I’ve been in total pumpkin overdrive to the point where I’m actually kind of sick of it. I also know that there is pumpkin in this recipe (I know! I know!), but you barely taste it. It really serves to keep the waffles moist, and adds a delightful golden hue. So, if you are sick of pumpkin, don’t be, ain’t not thang but a chicken wang. And, if you’re still hyped on the orange stuff, then eat your little heart out.

Spiced Waffles with Lemon Syrup

For waffles:
*makes 10 waffles
2 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
cooking spray

For syrup:
* enough for about 8-10 waffles
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoon maple syrup

1.) Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.
2.) In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, pumpkin and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, and whisk until smooth.
3.) Heat a waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each mold, and cook until golden brown. I have a pretty low-end waffle iron, so mine took 9 minutes each to cook. If you have a less-depressed waffle iron, perhaps it will be speedier.
4.) Meanwhile, combine the lemon juice, maple syrup and brown sugar. Simmer in a small pot until thickened.
5.) Serve waffles with the syrup. Yum!

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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5 Responses to Spiced Waffles with Lemon Syrup

  1. Janice says:

    You should try topping them with chocolate chips! My sister and I made pumpkin waffles, and threw a bunch of mini chips and pecans on them while they were still hot, so they got all melty with the syrup. Then we topped with a generous portion of whipped cream. DELISH. Dessert for breakfast!

    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  3. Jemina says:

    YUM YUM YUM, LOVE this, thanks for sharing dear


  4. Pingback: Gingerbread Loaf with Lemon Icing | sweeter salt

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