It’s no secret that I love all things pumpkin in the fall. I’ve already embarrassed myself with my shameless PSL love story so I won’t bore you with details of how pumpkin foods, drinks, and smells make me feel. The problem is that many of my favorite pumpkin treats are just not at all healthy. So thank goodness for these awesome Pumpkin Spice Waffles!
A few months ago when I was visiting my parents my mom made these waffles for breakfast. I was hesitant to try them. I admit it. I knew they were gluten-free so I was not super excited to eat the waffles. So glad I did! My husband even said they’re his favorite waffles… ever. My picky eating little girl even loves them!
This recipe comes from The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life.
I highly recommend this book for a variety of delicious and healthy recipes including Mongolian Beef, Vegetable Minestrone, and Crispy Baked Fish Sticks. These recipes are not difficult or time consuming and will give you many new recipes to help you feed your family healthy meals.
1 cup rice flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1/8 cup flax seeds
2 tablespoons cinnamon
*We also add a dash of nutmeg and very light dash of ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
8 ounces pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, milk, and oil.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and mix together until you have a smooth and silky consistency.
Heat a waffle iron to medium and grease well before pouring the batter onto the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron to cook the batter and when the steam coming from the sides of the iron lessens, check the waffle to see if it is ready. It should be light and crispy.
Serve waffles with raw honey or real maple syrup. Makes 4 servings.
I’ll be honest, my waffles are served with real butter and maple syrup. Not totally vegan… but wonderful!