It’s fall, which means pumpkin is everywhere! If you can add pumpkin to a recipe people are doing it! For this pumpkin waffle recipe they not only have the delicious pumpkin taste, but include other healthy ingredients like chia and flax meal. I don’t use any refined sugar, I use honey to sweeten them! And the nutmeg gives it subtle spice flavor. Yummy!
Now that I live in southern NM, fall is a little different. This year I am trying to grow my own pumpkins! I am also trying to make lots of yummy treats that others have always shared with me during this time. Baking and sharing food is such a wonderful blessing.
Although it will take a little longer to get cold and the rainy season is mostly behind us (it primarily rains during summer here because of the monsoons), I still look forward in anticipation of the holidays, all the yummy fall foods I get to make and the sweater weather that will be here eventually! My dad will call me soon with the lively accounts of the annual hunting trip, and tell me of all the wonderful food they ate and that I missed out on! I will also get to see the leaves change color because we don’t live too far away from a beautiful forested area! Fall is so wonderful!
As a side note, have you all ever preserved leaves? If you gather up a bunch of beautiful yellow, orange and red leaves, stick them in a mixture of one part glycerin and two parts water for a few days. Then dry them off and enjoy! They will be nice and soft and a beautiful decoration!
Now, back to these healthy pumpkin spice waffles! You are going to combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Then mix the two and cook them in your waffle maker. I’m pretty sure you could make them into pancakes too, if you didn’t have a waffle maker!
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
This pumpkin waffle recipe is simple and delicious, packed full of fiber and that delicious pumpkin taste!
- 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Tbs flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cups olive oil
- 1/2 cup pure honey
- 2 eggs
Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
Combine flour, baking powder, chia seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
In a separate bowl or blender, mix together almond milk, pumpkin puree, olive oil, honey, and egg.
Pour wet ingredients in to dry ingredients. Stir just until batter mixed together. Allow batter to sit for 5 minutes.
Pour 1/2 cup batter in the center of the greased waffle iron. Bake until desired doneness.
Serve with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup.
The recipe calls for pastry flour because it adds a lovely chewiness to the waffles, but cake flour also works if pastry flour isn’t available where you are at.