I mentioned on Facebook how after I made these waffles, the house smelled like doughnuts.  It was incredible.  Then I sat down to shovel enjoy them, and it sealed the deal for me.  This is my favorite pumpkin recipe thus far.

I went with the traditional butter/syrup combo for the picture, but some apples or apple butter would be an awesome topping for these.  I also put some mini chocolate chips in round 2 of these, because I am obsessed with the pumpkin/chocolate combo (so good!!).

It is chilling down like crazy this week, so a warm filling breakfast (with hot tea) and a snuggly blanket is the perfect way to start a weekend in my book.  Also, when the house smells like farm doughnuts during this snuggle fest?  Forget it, I am in heaven.

Hubby jokingly calls me Linus sometimes because of my blanket obsession, but I got this one when we got married a few years ago, and I can’t help but to curl up with (and carry around) this blanket!!  Random tangent, or interesting fact?  Sometimes there is a fine line to me…

Looking at this list of ingredients it seems long.  Usually not how I like to roll, but 4 of them are spices so don’t be scared.  If you don’t want to measure them all out you can use the pumpkin pie spice.

Health highlight of pumpkin:  Pumpkin, humble though it may seem, is actually a superfood.  It is high in carotenoids (which are antioxidants), full of fiber, and low in calories.  Pumpkin is a good source of potassium, and a very good source of iron, and vitamin c.  Despite the natural sugars in pumpkin, it is a strongly anti-inflammatory food.  Pumpkin can help protect your vision, regulate your blood sugar, and may even help prevent cancer.  The best part is that you can get all these benefits by popping open a can!! Pretty sweet!!

Ingredients:

        Wet:

1 cup Pumpkin
1 ½ cups unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk (I used almond)
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (melted)
2 tablespoons Ground Flax

        Dry:

2 cups Oat Flour (gluten free)
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg
½ teaspoon dried ground Ginger
½ teaspoon Cloves

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat your waffle iron
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry (it will be thick)
  • Scoop the appropriate amount of batter into the waffle iron (for my iron its 1/3 cup)
  • Cook until crisp (they take a little longer then normal waffles, so be a little patient with them, they will get crispy!)
  • Smother them in your toppings of choice, and enjoy!!!!!

What is your favorite way to kick off the weekend?

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