Pumpkin Churro Waffles, reminiscent of the popular street fair snack, are loaded with all the pumpkin and warm spiced flavors of fall with crisp, cinnamon sugared edges and an interior texture that practically melts in your mouth.
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Pumpkin and warm spices are the quintessential flavors of the fall season. Be that as it may, the much coveted Pumpkin Spiced Latte holds little appeal to me. Sorry, Starbucks. I love pumpkin and spice as much as the next person, but you lose me with the addition of coffee. Yes, I’m one of those people that doesn’t drink coffee. Now, order up a grande chai latte with a shot of pumpkin and I’ll be a friend for life.
I’m not a complete savage.
In fact, I love pumpkin so much that I bake with it all year long. I spend a few hours every fall microwaving pie pumpkins to make homemade pumpkin puree to stock the freezer for the year. For very little effort, I have enough pumpkin on hand to make pumpkin cranberry muffins, pumpkin chocolate kiss cookies, and pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing on a whim. Besides, I read that canned pumpkin isn’t really pumpkin at all, but more closely related to butternut squash.
What the what?! Who wants squash in their baked goods? Oh, wait. pumpkin is a squash.
I’m honestly not that fussy about the whole is-it-pumpkin-or-is-it-squash affair. Pumpkin is an orange flesh squash just like the butternut variety. Most baking applications use enough butter and sugar in the mix that it hardly matters which squash varietal is in the recipe. Butter and sugar trump all other things.
Speaking of butter and sugar, these Pumpkin Churro Waffles are coated in both! We do waffles at least twice a week for breakfast. One afternoon, I was looking to make something special that included the flavors of the season to celebrate a double victory by my U(nder)12 soccer team. Since we’d already eaten a healthy breakfast of omelette muffins on the way to the games, I figured we could afford a little indulgence in waffle form.
Pumpkin Churro Waffles are the epitome of indulgence! Pumpkin Churro Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing have a sweet, buttery flavor that practically melts in your mouth. Not only are they are loaded with all the pumpkin and warm spiced flavors of fall, they also have crisp cinnamon sugared edges, a fluffy interior texture, and a generous drizzle of Cream Cheese Icing for an indulgence worth celebrating.
Indulge in Pumpkin Churro Waffles!
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