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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Sourdough Waffles

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Sourdough Waffles

Have you thought about a pumpkin and chocolate combination before? Well, I wanted to try something different with my sourdough waffles for breakfast by making pumpkin chocolate chip sourdough waffles from scratch.

And I am so glad I did!

At first, I was planning on making pumpkin sourdough waffles. But decided to sprinkle in some fall fun and add chocolate chips.

chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles

Here’s an honest confession.

My husband told me the waffles would not taste good if I added the chocolate chips. But the experimental side of me could not resist trying something new.

But…that was proven to not be true!

Surprisingly, the small bits of chocolate chips do not overpower the waffle at all. The pumpkin and chocolate balanced each other well, making the waffles savory and sparingly sweet.

I was also a little cautious about making the perfect recipe because I know my younger kids are not huge fans of strong pumpkin spice flavor.

Thankfully, the recipe was perfect and I did not have to add any pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice at all.

The pumpkin puree is very mild and blends well with the other ingredients.

I served the waffles with sausage links, eggs and apple cider.

I love serving foods with ingredients that are in season because they are usually much more flavorful and in abundance. But also, it’s great for teaching the kids about different foods that grow in our area throughout the year.

Enjoying a cup of apple cider, visiting a pumpkin patch, and of course trying new recipes with puree pumpkin are a few fun ways to celebrate with your family during the fall season.

Enjoy this relaxing time of year because soon a lot of focus will quickly change to celebrating the Christmas / holiday season. Gift shopping, visiting family, and getting our kitchens ready will soon become many people’s focus.

So for now, let’s use this time to intentionally indulge in all that fall has to offer.

I’ll be sharing about:

  • Vitamins and nutrients that pumpkin has to offer
  • Using sourdough discard for waffles
  • Steps for making chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles from scratch
libby's puree pumpkin for making chocolate chip sourdough pumpkin waffles

WHY PUMPKIN

This fall and winter squash is in abundance this time of year and they have much more to offer than fall decorations.

Eating fresh pumpkin does offer greater benefits, but canned pumpkin still offers many health benefits as well.

1 cup of pumpkin offers 2 grams of protein, 12.7 grams of fiber and has less than 12 grams of carbohydrates.

Pumpkin is also 90% water!

Pumpkin is full of vitamins and nutrients which is all the more reason to enjoy healthy pumpkin dishes this fall while consuming it’s many benefits.

Some of the vitamins and nutrients found in pumpkin include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Riboflavin
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Fiber

SOURDOUGH DISCARD WAFFLES

If you are new to making sourdough starter from scratch, you’ll be thrilled to know there are many recipes you can make with your sourdough discard before it become fully mature and active.

These chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles are just one of the many recipes.

Often times, people do not like the idea of throwing away their sourdough discard. Your sourdough starter can be used in several recipes that do not require a “rise”.

ingredients for making chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN SOURDOUGH WAFFLE RECIPE

Here’s some great news.

Feeding your family nutrient rich waffles or pancakes is a quick and easy way to add extra nutrients to their breakfast meals.

With a less than 10 minute prep time (minus fermenting your sourdough starter) you can enjoy these tasty waffles during the week or on a slow pace Saturday morning.

sourdough starter for chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup homemade buttermilk (you will need lemon juice and milk)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sourdough starter or sourdough discard
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (I use pink himalayan salt)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking poder

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN SOURDOUGH WAFFLES

  1. Prepare your homemade buttermilk by mixing 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Separate the egg whites and egg yokes in different bowls.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
  1. In a separate bowl, combine sourdough starter, egg yolks, melted butter, pumpkin puree and homemade buttermilk. Mix well, then add to dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk egg whites then add into waffle batter.
  1. Once all ingredients are mixed well add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. (feel free to add in a little more chocolate chips to your liking)
  1. Mix well.
melted butter for chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles from scratch
Tip: One of my favorite alternatives to use in the place of cooking spray is dipping a silicon pastry brush in melted butter to coat the hot waffle maker before adding the batter.
  1. Lightly grease waffle iron maker, then add batter to cook.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sourdough Waffles

Recipe by Andrea Felder
Servings

6-7

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Chocolate chip pumpkin sourdough waffles will add a fun factor for breakfast for the kids (and adults) this fall. See how easy it is to get creative with your sourdough starter by using pumpkin puree and chocolate chips. This may be the only exception to serve sweets at breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • 1/4 cup homemade buttermilk (you will need lemon juice and milk)

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup sourdough starter or sourdough discard

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (I use pink himalayan salt)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking poder

Directions

  • Prepare your homemade buttermilk by mixing 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and allow to sit for about 10 minutes
  • Separate the egg whites and egg yokes in different bowls
  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder
  • In a separate bowl, combine sourdough starter, egg yolks, melted butter, pumpkin puree and homemade buttermilk. Mix well, then add to dry ingredients
  • Whisk egg whites then add into waffle batter
  • Once all ingredients are mixed well, add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in batter
  • Mix well
  • Lightly grease waffle iron maker, then add batter to cook

Notes

  • This recipe does not include the necessary 8-24 of fermentation if you will be using an active, bubbly sourdough starter.

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