The holiday season is the best time to prepare special treats for breakfast. I like to have a few loaves of sweet breads on hand. It is wise to stock up on flour, eggs, and milk as pancakes and waffles are also on the menu. They may take a little time to prepare but that is not a problem at all since there is no need to rush for work and school.
When I saw Mellisa of Chindeep sharing her ♦ Chai Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles ♦ on Facebook, I knew I had to make them soon. They look so golden and delicious. I had all the ingredients needed in my well stocked pantry and it took just minutes to prepare. I did swap out the all-purpose flour with Bisquick and made minor changes to the amounts of the other ingredients to suit the needs and tastes of the family.
I was able to make 10 eight-inch waffles with the amount of batter available. We each ate one and I froze the rest. The boys totally enjoyed the waffles and look forward to another batch tomorrow. The waffles were light, fragrant, and delicious! The molasses and pumpkin gave them a nice golden color, so perfect for the holidays!
Thanks Melissa for a wonderful recipe, one that I will make again and again!
Treat your family to these light and deliciously spiced Chai Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles. They are perfect for the weekends, holidays or any day.
- 3 cups Bisquick ** (420g)
- 1 pumpkin spice chai tea bag (remove tea and spices from the tea bag)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (250g)
- ¼ cup molasses (60ml)
- 2 tbsp butter (melted)
- 2 cups low fat milk (480ml)
In a large bowl, combine Bisquick, tea leaves, ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until well mixed.
In another large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin puree, molasses, melted butter, and milk. Stir to mix.
Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture. Stir to get ingredients well incorporated and a smooth batter forms.
Pour ½ cup batter onto a pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, or jam.
**Please substitute with 3 cups (450g) all-purpose flour and 3 tsp baking powder, if preferred.
Let’s put the kettle on, it is time for tea! 😎