Pumpkin Waffles

I love my waffle maker.  The only thing I don’t like about it is cleaning it, but after eating these waffles, I’ll never complain.

What I love about these is that they aren’t too sweet – the pancake syrup is sweet enough.

Pumpkin Waffles (made 16 pancakes – each one: 110 calories, .9 fat, 20 carbs, 4.9 protein and 1.1 fiber = 3 WW points each)

  • 2.5 cups white flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (loved the addition of this btw)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until all the flour is combined.  Let the batter sit for 15 minutes.

Heat up your waffle maker (mine heats up in about 5 minutes) and cook for 4-6 minutes.  Serve with fresh fruit and pancake syrup.

The best part is that now I have 7 more breakfasts from this one recipe.  I put two waffles in each ziploc bag – I can just grab and bring to work – just have to pop them in the toaster.

I got my workout on yesterday too!  I went to the new gym.  I did 35 minutes on the elliptical, then did 25 minutes of strength and abs.  For the strength training, I did 3×12 reps – various machines – triceps, biceps, glutes, etc.  Except each rep I made a heavier weight – my last set of the lat pull?  70 pounds!

It was serious business:

I also laid out my workout clothes AND work clothes for the week – go me!  My mantra this week?  No excuses.  Oh, and no pretzels either. 😀

How was your weekend?  Try any new recipes?  Make it a great day!

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