Brunch at Sarabeth’s! If you’re a New Yorker, chances are you’ve said it at some point. If you’re not, pick up a copy of chef/owner Sarabeth Levine’s new collection of her famed breakfast recipes, skip the line and re-create these delicious dishes at home. 

One morning at my original restaurant, I was feeling adventurous during breakfast service. While we were scooping the pumpkin muffin batter into the tins, I also baked off a scoop in the waffle iron. I took a bite and thought, “This is really good.” I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Once I perfected my pumpkin waffles and started serving them, they immediately became one of our signature waffles. Customers have patiently waited in long lines just to eat them. Slightly sweet and accented with warm spices, this waffle is fantastic with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds. Raisins add a little extra sweetness, but some people prefer these with a bit of honey instead.

Reprinted with permission from Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook