Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple-Walnut Sauce

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple-Walnut Sauce

1 1/4 cps whole wheat or regular flour
1/3 cp sugar
1 TB baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Mix these together in a large bowl.

In another bowl, mix
3/4 cp milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cp melted butter
1/4 cp melted shortening,
1 extra large egg

Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk together to create batter which will be slightly lumpy. Use this to make your waffles!

For the topping, melt 2 Tb butter in a skillet. Add 2 peeled and sliced apples and cook for about 4 minutes or until apples are slightly browned. Add 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup toasted walnuts and toss to coat. Then pour this fabulous-smelling-and-even-better-tasting concoction over your waffles and prepare to roll your eyes with bliss.

And make sure you invite me for breakfast!

Love, Misty

misty krasawski

Misty Krasawski, Louisville, CO

Misty Krasawski is hopelessly flawed but eternally optimistic, because God has promised to be the Author and Finisher of her faith! She is also wife to Rob, mama to eight precious children and two beautiful daughters-in-law, and spends all her free time trying to avoid the laundry by reading classic books, painting with watercolors, lighting too many candles, baking copious amounts of cookies, and studying as much theology as she can lay her hands on. She's currently pursuing a degree through Colorado Christian University and is a regular contributor to both The Better Mom and For the Family, and also occasionally pours her heart out at www.mistykrasawski.com and the brand-new www.itsabeautifullife.org. She loves encouraging people to chase the dreams God has placed in their hearts, preferably over steaming cups of tea and coffee and probably something chocolate.