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No matter which side of the pumpkin debate you defend — too soon with the pumpkin-spice everything, or not soon enough — we think we’ve found something to bring everyone together.
This mini waffle maker doesn’t just create adorable little pumpkin-shaped waffles at home, it’s also multi-functional. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker Machine, which is only $14.99, promotes itself as a one-meal gadget, and a closer look does inspire some fun food ideas. Plus, it’s a funky orange color to go along with the pumpkin theme.
Besides waffles and pancakes, you can create pumpkin-shaped paninis, hash browns and even biscuit pizzas. The size of the iron means the treats it makes will take on the traditional pumpkin shape, but it’s is also perfect for a grab-and-go meal. For busy families with kids going to school, lessons or sports practice, it’s an ideal solution to simply grabbing a sugary snack on the rush out the door.
If you’re going to have pumpkin-shaped waffles, you might as well go all-in with the pumpkin theme and get some pumpkin-flavored waffle mix, too. Just add water to Kodiak Cakes’ pumpkin flax mix and you’ll be making pumpkin-shaped and pumpkin-flavored waffles in no time.
The waffle maker is the perfect size for smaller kitchens, college dorms or even a first apartment where space is at a premium. It also has a dual non-stick surface and only needs to be plugged in, no dials or buttons to figure out. Just wait a few minutes and it’s heated up and ready to go.
But this isn’t the only way to celebrate fall with fun-shaped treats. Williams-Sonoma has Nordic Ware Harvest Delight “bitelet” pans that will let you create a dozen muffins or mini-cakes in fall-inspired shapes such as acorns, maple leaves and pumpkins. The pan’s a bit pricier than the waffle maker: it’ll cost you $39.95, though Nordic Ware is known for quality kitchen goods.
So, who’s ready for pumpkin waffles and mini cakes?