My youngest son has to eat gluten-free, but he also reacts to sorghum. It’s so hard to find gluten-free mixes that don’t have sorghum in them now. He did have waffles he loved at Disney World, and the chef told us that they were using a Namaste Pancake/Waffle mix. Just an FYI, they use several different allergy-free mixes at Disney, so always ask a chef what’s in them before you order to be sure it’s safe for your allergy. So, when we got home we bought a Namaste pancake mix and a Mickey Mouse waffle maker, and that’s how we’ve always made them for him.
This August, I saw that an adorable Pumpkin Waffle Maker was on sale on Amazon that reminded me of Fall. I just had to buy it. In fact, it’s still on sale! You can get it on Amazon for only $9.99, or for 1 more day, you can win it on my FB page! Be sure to follow the instructions at the top of my post on Facebook.
I didn’t want to stop at just having Pumpkin shaped waffles, I also wanted them to taste like Pumpkin! I added a 14 oz can of Libby’s Pumpkin to the original directions on the Namaste Pancake and Waffle Mix box, plus 1 tsp of vanilla, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of Pumpkin pie spice. It did take a little longer to cook in the waffle maker than the original directions. We found that leaving it in there for about 4 minutes worked for us. If you don’t need to be gluten-free, I’m sure your favorite waffle mix will work in this waffle maker as well. Isn’t it too cute? We suggest enjoying these waffles topped with my Homemade Instant Pot Apple Butter!