To me, there's a warm and inviting feel in a home, if it smells nice. Even if our house isn't perfectly tidy or if the kids are wild, all of that is minimized when the smell of fall fills the air. If I could tangibly hold the smell of fall in my hand, it would be warm, relaxing and cozy. It would be like a deep, relaxing breath. It smells like a friendly, accepting place. The smell of fall makes even waffles for dinner seem special.
This recipe is what I served our kids last night for dinner. It was one of those nights where I needed something that I could make quickly and that I knew everyone would easily eat. Within just a few minutes, our house smelled amazing and dinner was done.
The complete recipe is at the bottom of this post.
In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir dry ingredients together and set aside.
Add milk, pumpkin, butter, and vanilla to the beaten eggs and mix well.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Cook in a waffle iron, making sure to grease well in between each waffle.
Top with honey, peanut butter, syrup or cream cheese.