Get excited. There’s a #VirutalPumpkinParty going on today (with 70+ bloggers!), and I’m bringing these Yeasted Pumpkin Waffles with Candied Ginger to the table.
First, let’s talk yeasted waffles, also known as raised or overnight waffles. I’m obsessed. A yeasted waffle is leavened with yeast instead of baking powder/soda, buttermilk or whipped egg whites. Prepared the night before, the batter bubbles and rises as the yeast consumes sugar. The finished waffles have a crisp, airy texture with a pleasant, somewhat sour yeast flavor. Aside from the flavor, what I love most about yeasted waffles is the advanced preparation. You can do all the heavy lifting the night before, and then crank out a A+ breakfast the next day with minimal effort.
Now, let’s talk about these yeasted waffles. Flavored with pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, my Yeasted Pumpkin Waffles with Candied Ginger are pure autumn. I’ve thrown candied ginger into the mix to amp up the ginger flavor in my pumpkin spice blend. Its mellow burn also adds some intrigue with each bite. The waffles are finished with maple syrup and toasted walnuts for crunch. Oh, and the AROMA!!! You guys, the smells that waft from the iron as the waffles cook are HEAVEN. Continue reading for the recipe plus all the other #VirtualPumpkinParty goodies.