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Pumpkin Pear Waffles

  • Pumpkin Pear Waffles 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 cup finely diced pears
    • 1 teaspoon oil (i.e. canola, coconut)

    Directions:

    1. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    2. Beat together eggs and sugar.
    3. Add in the flour mixture.
    4. Fold in the pumpkin and pear.
    5. Pour batter into a hot waffle iron coated with oil and cook until waffles are crisp and browned.
    6. If desired, top waffles with slices of leftover pear and chopped walnuts.

    Yield:

    3 servings

    Source:

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

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