Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles

Because I was too lazy (and it was too dark at that point) last night to break out my DSLR and take real photos, and I have very limited time today between dropping my preschooler off and picking her up, I present to you a summary of every food blogger’s first “Fall/Autumn” post that involves something with pumpkin.

Autumn.

Fall.

Sweaters. That smoky smell in the air. Scarves, so many awesome scarves. Boots of unimaginable cost, but they’re so PRETTY! Boots with heels, and slouchy boots, boots that hurt your feet and boots that make it hard to walk. Hunter galoshes on every foot (seriously…is it time for that to not be a fad yet?).

Trench coats, pea coats, leather bomber jackets, hoodies, toggle buttons, fuzzy fleece and itchy wool.

Brown, orange red and yellow….

Leaves. Leaves that fall. Leaves that fall into my yard. Leaves that fall into my yard and make me put on my pretty Hunter boots and go rake them.

Chills in the air. Seeing your breath.

Defogging the windshield every morning.

Time for gloves. Time to find the gloves from last year. Time to buy new gloves because you can only find one glove of the pair of the sixteen pairs you bought last year.

Time to turn the heat on for the first time in six months. That gross smell of burnt dust. Who dusts their electric heaters anyway?

Time to close all the windows that have been open for six months.

Order firewood at the very last minute. Everyone else also waited until the very last minute. Firewood is sold out. Shit. Burn every scrap of wood in your yard waiting for the firewood guys to get more stock.

Chili. Stew. Crock pot. Oatmeal. Pulled meats. Soup. Order your turkey for Thanksgiving.

Squash, pumpkin patches, farmer’s markets full of nothing but squash and pumpkins. (Just kidding! There’s lots there, go buy stuff!)

Put away the barbeque with an empty propane tank, just to screw yourself next year on the first day you want to fire it up.

Pumpkin everything. Pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cake, pumpkin soufflées, pumpkin soup, pumpkin lattées, pumpkin pies, pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.

Halloween. Candy. Too much sugar. Trick or treating. Heartburn. Regret. Is it November Yet?

Pumpkin Waffles

One year ago: Paleo Zebra Cake with Caramel Frosting
Two years ago: Pear and Apple Spice Bread
Three years ago: Tiramisu No-Bake Cheesecake
Four years ago: Vegetarian Chili with Caramelized Onion and Bleu Cheese Sourdough Biscuits

Pumpkin Waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 waffles

Serving Size: 1 Waffle

Calories per serving: 173

Fat per serving: 10.8

Pumpkin Waffles

Delicious pumpkin pie goodness in a paleo waffle form. It's like autumn in the palm of your hand!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca starch
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Oil with coconut oil if desired (not necessary though).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, starch, flour, baking powder, salt and spices with a whisk until all lumps are annihilated and all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, coconut milk, pumpkin purée, vanilla and cider vinegar. Whisk until combined, then slowly whisk in the melted coconut oil.
  4. In another bowl (holy bowls Batman!), beat the egg whites with an electric mixer (with whisk attachment) until stiff peaks form.
  5. Dump the dry ingredients into the wet and mix. Fold in the egg whites. Keep folding until everything is well mixed.
  6. Spoon onto waffle maker and remove when done.
  7. Serve with butter, whipped cream (SACRILEGE!), berries, maple syrup, plain, with yogurt (DAIRY!), coconut butter or Aunt Jemima (just kidding!)...

Notes

These freeze very well and can be reheated in your toaster, toaster oven or in a pan on the stove.

Dietary information:

Calories: 173 Fat: 10.8g Saturated fat: 7.2g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 136mg Carbohydrates: 13.5g Dietary fibre: 4.4g Sugars: 6.3g Protein: 4.4g


 

What’s your favourite part about Fall?

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