Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
I’ve got a bone to pick with Reeses. First, they make the only store bought candy that I can’t stop eating. The only Halloween treat I’m actually tempted to eat in bulk.
But my real issue is with their so called Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins.
On first glance this Halloween treat seems like it contains, or at least tastes like, pumpkin. Which lures me into breaking my self imposed ban on store bought candy only to be left with the realization that the only thing Pumpkin about it, is the shape.
So I give to you the exact opposite. An Unprocessed, homemade treat that is not shaped like a pumpkin but contains real life, home roasted pumpkin.
If you want to make it a touch easier, you can combine canned pumpkin pie filling with peanut butter until it tastes right to you, but I like to roast my pumpkins myself. I just love real life produce that much, I pledge my allegiance to the framer and not the factory.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 eggs, divided
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 cup Pumpkin Ale
(Makes 6 to 8)
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Get out three bowls.
- In the largest bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking power, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, stir until well combined.
- Divide the eggs between the last two bowls, egg whites in one, yolks in the other.
- In the yolks bowl, add the milk and pumpkin puree, stir until well combined. Add the melted butter and stir.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.
- Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just combined, don't over mix. Add the beer and stir until combined. Gently fold in the egg whites.
- Spray waffle iron with butter flavored cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufactures directions.
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