Pumpkin Waffles

Give the kids a treat for Halloween breakfast and make these delish pumpkin waffles. They are light and mildly pumpkin flavored and spiced. If you want to kick them up a notch you can use cranberry honey butter (recipe on my blog, under spreads) or serve with fresh sliced pears and hot maple syrup. I wouldn't even be opposed to a sprinkling of pecans on top. The possibilities are endless but the truth is they are tasty just the way they are.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
4 eggs
1 cup well-shaken low fat buttermilk
1 cup whole milk
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (can use salted butter, just omit the other salt in recipe)
spray cooking spray on waffle iron

Whisk dry ingredients together and then add wet ingredients. Whisk until smooth.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat.

I have a 7 inch in diameter waffle maker and this recipe made 8 waffles.