Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles - Gluten Free

We welcomed in November with a yummy stack of pumpkin chocolate chip waffles.  They're easy since you use a gluten free baking mix as your base (I used Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix).  My husband isn't a pumpkin fan of any kind unless chocolate chips are added.  He was still a little skeptical when I set the plate of pumpkin containing waffles in front of him, but he changed his tune after the first bite and ate 5 or 6 waffle squares!  We ate these with a little butter and syrup, but they'd be great plain if you have to eat on the run.  For a special occasion (a birthday tradition at our house) serve the waffles with a scoop of ice cream on top.  YUM!

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

1 1/4 cups gluten free baking mix like Pamela's baking and pancake mix
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Heat waffle iron.  Mix together baking mix, sugar and pumpkin pie spice.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and mix until almost smooth.  It's okay if there are some lumps.
Stir in the chocolate chips.  If the batter seems too thick, add a little milk or water to thin it.  Scoop batter into hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturers directions.  Because of the pumpkin the waffles will be more dense and heavy than regular waffles.  This recipe makes about twelve 4 inch waffle squares.  If desired, serve with your favorite toppings.

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