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healthy pumpkin baby waffles on a fall decorative plate with ricotta, maple syrup, and beet dip in separate bowls

Healthy Pumpkin Baby Waffles

These healthy pumpkin waffles are the perfect texture for babies. Made with no sugar, they are suitable for 6 months old and up!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 14 waffles

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (235g) whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Wet ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole fat milk
  • 3/4 cup (195g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs beaten, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit if you want to keep waffles warm.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients together. Be careful not to over mix. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes or so.
  • Preheat waffle iron. Grease by brushing or spraying with oil. Pour in 1/4 cup batter (or more if using a regular sized waffle maker) and cook according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. If using the one I recommend here, 2 minutes and 45 seconds was perfect!
  • If desired, place the waffles on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you finish cooking the rest of the batter.

Notes

  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients really well separately to ensure that the waffles rise evenly.
  • Do NOT overmix the batter or you’ll end up with tough rather than light and fluffy waffles.
  • Be sure to preheat your waffle maker. If you don’t, the exterior won’t crisp up properly.
  • Don’t stack the waffles on top of each other as you wait for them all to be made. The heat and steam from them will cause the waffles to get too soft. If you wish, you can keep them warm in the oven while you wait for the rest to finish cooking.
Storage suggestions:
Let waffles cool completely after cooking. Then store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to heat, pop them into the toaster or toaster oven. These can also be enjoyed cold, making it perfect for your child's lunch box.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 2325IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg
Course appetizer, snack, breakfast
Cuisine American
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