Pumpkin Spiced Waffles

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Timing is apparently not my thing. To start, I've been pretty absent lately in terms of coming up with new recipes - definitely have not been posting as often as I had been previously. Ordinarily I'd blame it on work or a man (since I've been told pretty much anything can be blamed on a man), but I'll admit that I've just been lazy and in a not-so-creative funk. Hey, I figure you guys could probably have used a break from my smart ass and somewhat offensive commentary anyways. 

Another exemplary moment of poor timing is the fact that it's December and I'm just now getting on the pumpkin recipe train for this year...whoops! I'm a couple months late, but honestly, my #basicwhitegirl recipe for pumpkin waffles would have definitely gotten lost in the myriad of intricate pumpkin recipes this season. Not so confident anyone would have batted an eyelash in this direction after all the "head to www.imthegreatestpaleochefintheworld.com to snag my recipe for pumpkin glazed donuts battered with fairy dust, fried in angel tears and topped off with homemade nutella" posts breaking the internet. I mean COME ON! Meanwhile I'm over here barely able to open a can of pumpkin puree without slicing my finger open.

Hyperbole aside, now that November has cooled down and "cookie dough stuffed brownies dunked in organic peppermint mocha infused unicorn pee" are all the seasonal rage, I'm throwing you a stupid easy waffle recipe to satisfy your morning breakfast cravings with minimal work and preparation. Since most people don't have grass-fed organic unicorn pee readily available (you'll probably have to go to Whole Foods for that), I wanted to give you something that uses staple paleo ingredients that you (most likely) already have on hand. Just toss everything in a bowl, pour into your waffle maker and voila. Even though Thanksgiving is over and pumpkin pies may be behind us, pumpkin spice flavors taste good all year long in my opinion!

Speaking of Thanksgiving - did everyone enjoy their holiday? I sure hope so! I personally opened up my Thanksgiving Thursday with a round of hungover family yoga. In hindsight, this wasn't the greatest idea...turns out hungover yoga sucks. Plus, I hate yoga and really only find joy in lifting heavy shi*, so the odds were not stacked in my favor. Next up was an excessively early turkey dinner capped off by an evening showing of the final Hunger Games...which was a bad ass movie...and totally perpetuated my ongoing girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence. 

Happy waffling! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar (or 1/2 tbsp maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. Plug in and turn on your waffle maker. 
  2. While your waffle maker heats up, mix all the ingredients together, starting with the wet ingredients followed by the dry.
  3. Grease the ready waffle iron with coconut spray or ghee and pour the batter in a thin layer. Cook according to your waffle maker's directions and repeat until the batter is all used up.
  4. Top off with whatever! Pure maple syrup, fresh fruit and bacon are all good choices!