Start Your Summer With Healthy Pumpkin Waffles #PumpkinCan

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I love to bake and have so much fun experimenting with different baking substitutions to come up with unique recipes. For instance, I’ve found that LIBBY’s Pumpkin serve as a substitute for my usual baking staples like oil and eggs. I’ve found that pumpkin lends a subtle taste to my everyday recipes like cookies, brownies, blondies – even waffles and pancakes! There’s so many things that #PumpkinCan do!

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe #PumpkinCan LIBBY'S Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin is such a versatile vegetable, and it can be used in a many different sweet and savory dishes all throughout the year. Really, LIBBY’s Pumpkin SHOULD be a part of your diet all year long because it’s a superfood! Libby’s Pumpkin contains fiber and Vitamin A, and is packed with Beta Carotene too! When you replace eggs and oil in recipes with pumpkin puree, you are both reducing the fat content and adding nutritional content to your favorite dishes! It’s a double bonus: make your favorite dishes a little healthier by reducing fat and sodium and sneaking extra vitamins and nutrients into your kid’s meals without changing the flavor of their favorite meals!

Tips for Healthier Baking With LIBBY’s Pumpkin Puree

Replace some of the butter in a recipe with pumpkin puree to reduce fat. 

Make sure it’s pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling, as the two are completely different and you won’t achieve the results you want! If you are making something that calls for one cup of butter, use 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of LIBBY’s Pumpkin puree.

Note: If you would like to completely eliminate the butter, don’t replace it with the exact measurement: multiply the butter requirement by 3/4 when replacing it with LIBBY’s Pumpkin puree. 

Replace vegetable oil in a recipe with LIBBY’s Pumpkin puree in equal parts. 

This works along the same lines as the butter replacement – just make sure that if you are substituting pumpkin puree for oil, you do so in equal parts. 1 cup = 1 cup, etc.

Use 1/4 cup LIBBY’s Pumpkin puree as an egg substitute in baking recipes. 

I have only tried this once and it did work pretty well! When making something that would normally be light and fluffy, you’ll want to add 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder to help it rise. Also, keep in mind that pumpkin puree will lend a slight flavor to your recipes, so make sure the flavors will compliment each other!

I created these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars a while ago when I first started writing about using LIBBY’s Pumpkin and while they did have a slight pumpkin flavor, it was minimal. They turned out SO good! Angeline said it was one of the best things I’ve ever made – and seeing as how I bake almost weekly, that was a huge compliment! 

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe #PumpkinCan

There are so many different uses for pumpkin in the kitchen, when it came time to make a second recipe, I had a hard time narrowing down my choices! With Angeline getting out of school in a few days, I decided to experiment with a new breakfast recipe – we really indulge in long, lazy breakfasts together during the summer because we are always rushed during the school year.

This healthy Pumpkin Waffles Recipe is a great way to add a little extra fiber and Vitamin A into one of our favorite family breakfasts and even though it uses a whole can of LIBBY’S Pumpkin Puree, it doesn’t actually taste like pumpkin! It just lends a slight flavor, and combined with the cinnamon and nutmeg, we didn’t even use syrup on our waffles!

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe #PumpkinCan LIBBY'S Pumpkin Puree

Healthy Pumpkin Waffles Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 1 heaping tablespoon LIBBY’s 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree (15 oz.) (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe #PumpkinCan LIBBY'S Pumpkin Puree

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk. Your batter will be very liquid!

 Pumpkin Waffles Recipe #PumpkinCan LIBBY'S Pumpkin Puree

Heat a waffle iron and set on your desired setting – we like “max” for crispy waffles.

This Pumpkin Waffles Recipe is a great way to get a little extra nutrition into your kids diet because they don’t have a heavy pumpkin flavor. It’s actually very, very light! We are also using extra pumpkin to take the place of the usual butter or oil that waffle recipes call for, so it’s a reduced fat version of your usual waffles.

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe #PumpkinCan LIBBY'S Pumpkin Puree

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Comments

  1. says

    I love this, pumpkin in June! I never thought to add the pumpkin puree for pancakes/waffles, as long as no baking is involved, I would love to try this!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Mitch

  2. says

    I hardly ever eat pumpkin i am not that keen on it.I would love to try this out for the kiddies and hubs as they love it,I just do not think i have ever seen pumpkin in a tin here.

  3. says

    My daughter would love these..she is a pumpkin flavor nut! I would of never thought to add pumpkin to pancakes – they sound delicious.

  4. says

    We use the LIBBY’s pumpkin puree for pancakes in the fall. I hadn’t tried waffles. I also didn’t realize I could use it as a substitute for items like butter.

  5. Elizabeth says

    Pumpkin is great all year round! I love pumpkin waffles and LOVE chocolate chip pumpkin bars!

  6. says

    My teen loves all things pumpkin. She hates that she has to wait until Fall to eat pumpkin flavored items at restaurants or get pumpkin drinks. I’ll share this recipe with her to try at home now.

  7. says

    i think my kids would like the waffles. thinking how else i can substitute in the kitchen, we tried a pumpkin puree pasta one time, that didn’t go over well

  8. Amy Desrosiers says

    I love canned pumpkin but dont really start cooking with it till September. I will keep this in mind for then!

  9. says

    Yum! I love the chocolate chips inside – which is funny because I would have never thought to pair chocolate with pumpkin but everything is possible with waffles :)

  10. Pam says

    My kids love anything pumpkin flavored. We still have a couple of cans of pumpkin we got cheap after Thanksgiving that I need to use. These pumpkin waffles would be perfect.

  11. says

    Oh my! The pumpkin waffles look absolutely delish! I only think to have anything pumpkin around Halloween, but that’s silly. I should try it over the weekend. Thanks! :)

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