I pull out all the stops when my nephew comes to visit! After all, Blake is a one year old toddler who deserves the best his aunt can serve him for breakfast.
Auntie decided to boost Blake’s favorite morning meal – waffles – with a little more nutrition. It was easy enough to add antioxidant rich pumpkin, and lace the batter with fresh orange juice, to give my darling nephew a good start on his busy day.
Blake can sure pack the food away! Two whole waffles later, and he was off and running, and Aunt Kristi is exhausted. Good thing I had a waffle or two myself!
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup low fat milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
- ½ cup flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1. Combine ingredients in a blender, putting wet ingredients in first. Blend until smooth.
- 2. Preheat waffle maker and pour batter onto waffle grids according to manufacturer's directions. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's directions.
- 3. Serve with butter and syrup.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Pumpkin contains vitamins A and C. Both vitamins support our immune systems. It’s also a good source of potassium, fiber, manganese, folate and omega 3 fatty acids. Pumpkins phytonutrients that support lung health and men’s prostate health.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 165, Weight Watchers Points 3
Total Fat: 4.53g
Total Carbs: 26.56g
Dietary Fiber: 2.91g
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.