Fall Squash Waffles Recipe

  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • water to cover
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 serving cooking spray
  1. Place acorn squash, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe dish; add enough water to reach a 1-inch depth. Cook squash in microwave until tender, about 20 minutes; allow to cool until easily handled. Scoop meat out of squash and discard peel.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves in a bowl. Blend squash meat, brown sugar, milk, eggs, and vegetable oil in a food processor until smooth; mix into flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray the inside of the waffle iron with cooking spray.
  4. Pour 1/4 to 3/4 cup batter (depending on size of waffle iron) into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.