Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles were on the menu this morning at our house and it's not even Saturday morning...who are we?! With the kids out on break and schedules out the door we are a bit off our routine and made our usual Saturday breakfast this morning instead. The leaves are slowly turning here in North Georgia and we have apple picking and pumpkin patches on our mind so it was a great week to create a new pumpkin inspired recipe.
We've always made our own gluten free waffles but I wanted to make then dairy free and sugar free for a healthier version. Now I know what you must be thinking...that it probably tastes like cardboard, am I right? I promise...you won't even notice the difference with these mouthwatering waffles and when you top them with pecans and warm maple syrup you've got a delicious Autumn inspired breakfast.
One of my staple items I use to replace sugar is Stevia. You can purchase it in liquid or granulated form. I tend to prefer the granulated form from SweetLeaf in most my recipes. Added bones...Stevia is 200-300 sweeter than sugar so you don't need as much! Less sugar= less inflammation so Stevia is a clear winner in the health department!
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
3 cups gluten free oat flour*
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
5 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin pie puree
2 tsp. stevia
1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
Plug in and heat up waffle iron while combining ingredients.
In a large bowl combine the measured oat flour, baking powder, stevia and pumpkin spice. Mix and set aside.
In another bowl combine the almond milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie puree.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Spray the preheated waffle iron with coconut oil (or oil of your choice).
With a ladle place the pumpkin waffle mixture in the preheated waffle iron. As your waffle cooks, it's natural for it to release steam. Wait about 3-5 minutes (depending on your waffle iron) and until the steam stops before checking.
Top with pecans and drizzle with warmed maple syrup.
If you desire a thinner consistency add a few tablespoons of water or almond milk.
Makes 8 waffles.