Pumpkin waffles are a great breakfast, dessert, or snack idea. Simple to make and even tastier to eat, they will surely brighten up your day. Making them from scratch is very easy, but making them with a ready-made Pearl Milling mix is even easier. So, how to make Pearl Milling pumpkin waffles?
The essential elements for Pearl Milling pumpkin waffles are Pearl Milling mix, eggs, butter, milk, and pumpkin puree. Adding spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice can significantly improve the taste.
Considering that Pearl Milling pancake mix makes it very simple to make pumpkin waffles, you can feel free to focus on experimenting with the flavor. Still, it is good to have a few tricks up your sleeve. In the following text, I will explain how to make pumpkin waffles with Pearl Milling pancake mix, store them, and how many one pack yields.
How to Make Pearl Milling Pumpkin Waffles Using Pancake Mix?
Waffles are greasier and fattier than pancakes, so you need to up the fat content to make waffles with pancake mix. While you would need to use half a cup of oil for pancakes, you would need butter for waffles.
Another thing you need to consider is that while you can make pancakes with sparkling/still water, you will need milk for waffles. Also, it is good to add buttermilk, crème fraiche, or ricotta to the waffle batter for creamier and fluffier waffles.
So, to make pumpkin waffles with Pearl Milling pancake mix, you will need half a cup of melted butter, ¾ a cup of milk, half a cup of pumpkin puree, two eggs, one and a half cups of Pearl Milling pancake mix. This dosage will give you four medium waffles.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the mixing. The batter needs to be smooth and lump-free. This is all the more important because of the pumpkin puree.
If you leave pumpkin lumps, they will stick to the dry ingredients, which will cause your waffles’ surface to burn instead of caramelizing. So, to make sure you get a smooth and airy batter, the first thing you need to do is sift the mix to get rid of the lumps and create air pockets.
To make sure your pumpkin puree is smooth and airy, mash it until it becomes creamy. You can drop a few drops of olive oil to make it even smoother.
If you decide to add spices, mix them with the dry mix first. Do not add them after you merge the dry and wet ingredients. The spices will cluster, making some of your waffles too spicy and some not spicy at all.
After mixing the eggs, add the melted butter, the milk, and the buttermilk/ricotta/crème fraiche. If you add buttermilk/ricotta/crème fraiche, don’t go too far; add just a spoon. Mix everything well, and then slowly add the dry ingredients.
When you merge all ingredients together, put some elbow grease and mix everything nicely. Mix until the ingredients homogenize. The color you want is pale orange, and the consistency should be creamy, not drippy.
Preheat the waffle iron before cooking your waffles, and butter the plates up. Pour the batter slowly with a ladle, but see that you don’t overfill the molds.
Cook the waffles for two minutes per waffle. The final result should be creamy, fluffy, and elastic waffles. If your waffles turn out hard, add more butter to the batter.
How Many Pumpkin Waffles You Get from Pearl Milling Waffles Using Pancake Mix?
One Pearl Milling pancake mix usually yields about then waffles. But, since pumpkin waffles contain more ingredients, you can get up to fourteen waffles from a single Pearl Milling pancake mix.
How Long Do Pumpkin Waffles Last and How to Store Them?
Waffles, in general, aren’t a long-lasting dessert, and pumpkin waffles last even shorter than regular waffles. The reason for this is the pumpkin puree, which makes the pumpkin waffles even more perishable.
On the counter, your pumpkin waffles can be safe for no more than a couple of hours, and even then, you need to cover them, as they will dry up if left uncovered. In the fridge, they will be safe for up to two days, at the most.
The best way to store your pumpkin waffles is in an airtight container. If you store more than one waffle, which will probably be the case, do not stack them on one another. Instead, you should place one sheet of parchment paper between the waffles so they won’t stick.
Another viable storing method is to place your waffles on a porcelain plate with parchment paper sheets between them and cover them with plastic foil. Wrap them tightly to ensure that they won’t absorb the moisture from the fridge.
As a last resort, you can put your waffles in individual plastic freezer baggies and place them in a regular plastic container.
Do not freeze the waffles.
Pearl Milling Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
Pearl Milling Pumpkin Waffles With Pancake Mix
- 1,5 cup Pearl Milling Pancake Mix
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup Melted Butter
- 1 tbsp Creme Fraiche
- 1 tsb Ground Cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- Sift the pancake mix and add spices to it.
- Mash the pumpkin puree if it has lumps. Once it is smooth, add other wet ingredients. Mix well until they create an even texture.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients while constantly mixing. Wait until the ingredients homogenize.
- Preheat the waffle iron, and butter the plates up.
- Pour the batter slowly with a ladle, but don't overfill the molds. Bake each serving for two minutes.
- Serve the waffles with your favorite topping, but I suggest whipped cream and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.