Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

So, I think it is safe to say that there may be an addiction when you start making food based on your favorite candles. I have a problem with Bath & Body Works candles, I may have about 20 in just my living room/kitchen right now and that is not including the linen closet full... but that will not stop me from the next candle sale. No way.

So, when the new fall scents included a pumpkin pecan waffle, it was clear what my duty was for the year. Make them...while I burned my candle. and obviously find a way to work some bourbon in the recipe. Be serious.

Anyways, the all knowing world of pinterest showed me earlier this year how you can make waffles from cake mix. Then I saw the seasonal pumpkin cake mix and this recipe was ready to happen. If you can't find the pumpkin cake mix, never fear, check my notes and I will have another version you can switch out for.

Make the cake mix as it is directed on box, I did however use pecan praline coffee creamer in place of the water and I added a tbsp of Jack. The couple I nanny for was out of bourbon and I prefer Jack to Crown.  Then I added about half a cup of chopped pecans. 

Once you have  prepped the cake mix, turn your waffle iron on and once it is ready, pour in your cake mix and cook just like you would a regular waffle.

If you want ice cream, that would work perfectly or I made a maple bourbon cool whip topping. usually, I would make my won whipping cream, but it was not at my disposal at their house. I just took 2 cups of french vanilla cool whip, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1 1/2 tbsp jack and mixed together for a new cool whip flavor. Place on waffle and top with remaining pecans. So very tasty!

****notes if you can't find the pumpkin cake mix, just use yellow/white and add a cup of pumpkin puree and a dash of pumpkin spice. Or use regular waffle mix and do the same thing. 

These were perfect for a chilly, crisp fall morning or to have at an afternoon brunch.

Linking up with Love & laundry Simply Sweet Home What's cooking loveJessica, Ashley, Totally Posted Tuesday, Tasty Thursday  Wake Up Wednesday


  1. Love that you sneaked some Jack in there! Yum!

  2. Wait, pumpkin cake mix exists?! I need to find that asap! These look so good! Glad you linked up!

  3. They look fabulous. I found you through the Taste of Tuesday linkup. Love your stuff.

  4. I LOVE Bath & Body Works! I love that you make food based off their scents. Thanks for linking up! xoxo

  5. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Girl...I can always count on your for an awesome recipe!! Thanks for linking up!!

  7. These look great! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!