Tuesday, March 8

Waffles with a twist

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of waffles. I know I'm the odd one out, and most people love them, but they just haven't been my thing. That was until I tried this recipe; pumpkin waffles. They practically melt on your tongue and taste absolutely fantastic. And I would like to think that they are a little bit healthy as well with the vegetables in it:) Anyway, here's what you'll need:

1/2 - 1 pumpkin (smaller, sweeter ones)
pepper and salt
olive oil
250 g flour
20 g baking powder
2 tbs sugar
2 ts vanilla flavored sugar (vaniljesukker paa norsk)
2 eggs
450 ml milk
100 g melted butter
confectioner sugar for decoration

First peal and cut pumpkin meat into squares, drip some olive oil, salt and pepper over the cubes and bake them at 180 degrees for about 25 minutes (until they start to darken and the sugar in the vegetables start to caramelize. Take it out of the oven and let it cool. Run the cubes in a foodprocessor until smooth.

Start making the batter by mixing all the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the eggs, milk, melted butter and the pumpkin puree. Mix the dry with the wet until a smooth batter.

You can either use a waffle iron to bake the waffles or you can bake them in a pan, like mini pancakes. I tried it both ways, and both was very good and definitely a hit with the kids. All they could say after shuffling down two hole plates each, was: do we have more, mummy????

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