Pumpkin Waffles

You have to try these!
Make sure you top them with the Buttermilk Syrup.

P.S. Ben carved this little pumpkin!

Pumpkin Waffles

2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separated
1 1/2 c. milk
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl combine egg yolks, milk, pumpkin, butter and vanilla. Add to flour. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into waffles. Cook in a waffle maker, and serve with Buttermilk Syrup.

Buttermilk Syrup

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk (no substitutes, use the real thing here)
1 tsp. Karo syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large saucepan combine and heat all ingredients but baking soda and vanilla. Dissolve sugar. Stir in soda and vanilla. Mixture will fizz and double in height (beware, it boils over easily and makes a sticky mess!). Stir occasionally until fizz is gone and syrup is thick and caramel like. Serve hot over Pumpkin Waffles (or ice cream if you have any leftover!).