Grain Free Pumpkin Waffles are quite good if you ask me or my kids. We make these all the time, even in the months that don't begin with O or N. Pumpkin is an ingredient that we like year round.
I can usually get about 10 waffles from each batch but it really depends on your waffle maker. Honestly, I hope that Santa brings me a new waffle maker. Ours just stinks. It has hot spots that make the waffles stick and the grooves are shallow. I really like the Belgian Style Waffle Irons--just in case Santa is reading this-- that flip over.
I have tried this with pumpkin pie seasoning and we don't like the flavor so I just stick with cinnamon. I use an amount that is not over powering. If you want a cinnamon punch with your waffles then you will need to add more than what I have suggested.
I beat the egg whites before adding them to the pumpkin mixture and this creates a fluffy waffle while baking. The waffles, when cooled, feel firm but when you add your syrup they melt in your mouth. They kind of shrivel too. Don't let this discourage you from making them--they taste amazing!
We eat our waffles with real maple syrup, lots of butter (see the picture), molasses, apple pumpkin butter or plain. The baby likes hers just plain-nothing fancy for Miss Finnley.
Let me know how you like them or if you have any questions.
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Grain Free Pumpkin Waffles
1 cup pumpkin (I use organic canned pumpkin)
6 eggs, separated
1/2 cup coconut milk
4 tablespoons Ghee or Grass Fed Butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup almond flour
6 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon --use more for a stronger flavor
1. Preheat waffle maker. I don't have any fancy switches. Just two lights: when it turns green I know that it is ready to use.
2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients EXCEPT the egg whites. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff. Gently fold in pumpkin mixture to the egg whites.
3. Spray waffle maker with your favorite non stick spray. Add enough waffle mix to cover the bottom of the waffle maker. Close the lid and let cook. Mine take about 2 minutes to cook.
4. Remove and let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes and then serve.
Written by Sherron Watson
This is the pumpkin I use in our home. I buy it by the case. It is cheaper than buying it by the single can in our area.