Happy International Waffle Day!! It is so fitting that it fell on a Wednesday this year too, because that means it is also Waffle Wednesday! I just found out about this important food holiday last night, and told my brother and he knew that meant we had to make waffles with his Star Wars waffle maker! I’m sure that beings in the Star Wars galaxy would also love these waffles, so perhaps we should say that it’s InterGALACTIC Waffle Day instead of just International Waffle Day - any Star Wars creatures, feel free to give me your feedback!
We chose to do pumpkin waffles because we had a can of pumpkin puree in our pantry and both love pumpkin. I think the combination of pumpkin and blueberry is really delicious, so we also added blueberries! Because the Millenium Falcon shape makes the waffles fairly thin and we wanted to preserve the detail of the shape, we didn’t add the blueberries to the batter, but if you are making these in a regular waffle maker, I would recommend doing that because then your blueberries will get warm and toasty and add lots of flavor to the waffle! We just warmed the berries up before adding them on top of the waffles, which was also quite delicious!
We had to get creative with our ingredients because we ran out of milk, so we added some water to almond milk yogurt to make it have the same consistency as milk - surprisingly, it worked really well! But if you have regular milk, definitely use that! I think these would also taste delicious if you added chocolate chips - we topped them with chocolate and it was a great addition. Here’s how to make these waffles:
Makes 5-6 full-sized waffles
¾ cup oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 ¾ cup milk
3-4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
Splash of almond extract (optional but recommended)
1 tsp baking powder
Blueberries (can use fresh or frozen)
Chocolate chips (optional)
1. Blend all ingredients except blueberries until a smooth batter forms. Then fold in the blueberries and chocolate chips.
2. Heat and lightly grease a waffle iron.
3. Pour a few spoonfuls of batter in the middle of the waffle maker and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the waffle is evenly cooked.
4. Let cool slightly, add toppings and enjoy! I also added peanut butter and chocolate chips after the picture was taken, which were delicious!