I don't post a ton of shortcut recipes here, but you readers seem to love them... Am I right? I'm changing that today with a really fun and easy breakfast recipe that's perfect for a fall weekend.
I've been all about a good weekend breakfast lately-- especially the kind that's heavy on the carbs. It's not the best for me, I know, but it must be something about the chilly weather that makes me crave all things bread. So when I woke up early this past Sunday I decided to make a homemade breakfast while Alex slept in a little later with whatever I had in my kitchen. My go to ingredient for shortcut breakfast cooking is definitely Bisquick... This was a staple in the pancakes and waffles I grew up eating and while I love the idea of a homemade buttermilk pancake in theory, Bisquick just makes it so darn easy to put together a hot breakfast! In addition to the Bisquick, I located a can of pumpkin purée and my trusty pumpkin spice seasoning and decided that pumpkin spice waffles were the perfect breakfast for that fall Sunday.
The pumpkin gives these waffles a dense cakes texture along with a beautiful color. And the spice blend makes them just taste like "fall." They tasted perfect topped by real maple syrup (a breakfast ingredient that no shortcut "pancake syrup" compared to!), but would also be great topped by toasted pecans, cinnamon apples, or a little fresh whipped cream.
Whip these up for your family on Halloween or Thanksgiving morning for a festive fall breakfast! And be sure to make extras-- they reheat perfectly in the toaster!
- 2 cups Bisquick Heart Smart
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 skim milk
- 1/2 Tbs. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. ground pumpkin spice
Preheat waffle iron and coat lightly with cooking spray.
Whisk all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Pour batter directly into center of hot waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron. Bake for about 5 minutes or until steaming stops (or according to the directions for your waffle iron).
Carefully remove waffle and serve warm.