Waffles and pancakes and french toast have turned into “breakfast foods I can’t eat” if you eat paleo. And of course we KNOW why, but sometimes the idea of a waffle soaked in syrup sounds DE.LIC.IOUS. Thankfully, our girl over at PaleOMG hooks us up from time to time with recipes that satisfy those cravings for NON paleo foods. Praise be! Here is a recipe posted on her website recently for Pumpkin Apple Spice Waffles. Doesn’t the name alone conjur up the aroma? Enjoy…
Pumpkin Apple Spice Waffles
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
3/4 cup almond flour (for nut free: 3 tablespoons coconut flour and 1 tablespoon sunbutter)
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoon maple syrup
2 eggs, whisked
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
Apple spice toppings
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced (I used Sweet Tango- holy moly bomb)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Heat up your waffle iron!! If you don’t have a waffle iron, you need to go buy one, or just make pancakes instead.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and pumpkin and mix together. Add a bit more coconut milk, if needed. The batter should be runny but still have a bit of girth to it. Ew, I just said girth.
- Ladle into your waffle maker. Be careful, they expand a bit so they will be pour over if you get ladle happy.
- Cook until done. Mine took about 3-4 minutes, I’d say.
- While your waffles are cooking, add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil to a large skillet and add your sliced apples to the pan.
- Mix around to help the apples coat in oil, add in some maple syrup, and sprinkle with your cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves and salt.
- Add a splash of water to the pan and cover to help the apples become soft. Cook for around 10 minutes, making sure to mix occassionally so they don’t burn.
- Once your pumpkin waffles are done cooking, add your apples on top along with a crap ton of maple syrup on top and/or coconut butter or regular butter.
- Eat with bacon. Duh.