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Pumpkin Spiced Waffles


To make the most out of your pumpkin, you really have to try these waffles. If you don't have a waffle maker, you can use the mixture to make delicious low-carb pancakes!

Adding pumpkin purée to baked goods makes them moist and soft, while keeping them low in carbs.

Coconut oil, which is one of my favourite ingredients, makes the waffles moist, adds flavour, has many health benefits and helps with weight loss.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 waffles):

4.5 grams 4.1 grams 18.2 grams 26.1 grams 18.4 grams 337 calories
Total Carbs8.6grams
Fiber4.1grams
Net Carbs4.5grams
Protein18.2grams
Fat26.1grams
of which Saturated18.4grams
Energy (calories)337kcal
Potassium202mg

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5.6%), protein (22.4%), fat (72.1%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings, 4 waffles):

Notes: If you use the optional ingredient listed above, don't forget to add extra carbs (~ 2 grams).
When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them with melted coconut oil, Erythritol and Stevia.
    Note: To melt the coconut oil, microwave for about 10 seconds. Make sure the oil is not hot when you add it to the bowl with eggs!
  2. Add the pumpkin purée and process until smooth.
  3. Pour in the cream (or coconut milk) and mix well.
  4. Add protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda and the gingerbread spice mix.
    Note: Instead of ready-made (sugar-free) spice mix, you can use a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves.
  5. Preheat the waffle maker, typically, in the closed position. Do not pour the batter in until it's heated according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Close the waffle maker and cook for a minute or two. Time depends on the waffle maker.
  7. When done, place on a serving plate and enjoy! :-)
    Optional: Top the waffles with crème fraîche, sour cream, full-fat plain yogurt or coconut cream! You can find how to make amazing dairy-free whipped coconut cream on Vanessa's website, the founder of HealthyLivingHowTo.

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Just wondering what can be used in place of the eggs?

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You can try "flax egg" or "chai egg" instead. You can make them by mixing flax meal or chia seed meal with water: 1 tbsp flax/chia sees meal + 3-4 tbsp water for every egg.

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I love this recipe! But is it possible not to include stevia or Erythritol? I don't eat sweetners 😊

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I think it depends on you palate. Pumpkin is mildly sweet so it might be ok, especially with all the spices Smile

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Hi Martina, I have noticed different pumpkins have different carbs values etc, if I was trying to stay as low carb as possible should I worry about what type of pumpkin purée I make, e.g butternut pumpkin purée, I know quarter cup isn't excessive, I suppose I could take out the pumpkin and spices for a simple waffle version and make pancakes out of them, I know they wouldn't be the same though!!

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Yes you can do that but I wouldn't worry too much. 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree will be almost the same for different types of winter squash. Or just use the pumpkin spice mix and add some coconut milk or coconut oil if the mixture is too dry Smile

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Did I miss where to add the protein powder? I don't see it on the directions, just the ingredients.

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Hi Jaime, it' where it says to add the coconut flour (coconut flour is a possible substitute) - I'll add it now, thanks Smile

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I assumed that's where it went, but thank you just the same for updating the recipe. I made these last night and then again today, they're so good! I just discovered your site a few days and I love all the recipes I've tried (I bought the ebook). I've been doing keto for 6 months and this a godsend.

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Thank you Jaime! If you ever find something missing, please, let me know. I'm glad you like my book Smile

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These are FABULOUS!  We used all coconut flour as we didn't have the protein powder and they worked great!  Thanks for the options making them user friendly to all!  Love your recipes and your blog!  Thank you for making this lifestyle "livable"!

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Thank you so much, I really appreciate your words! Smile

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Am I missing something? The recipe says baking soda but I don't see where to add it?

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Good point! Thank you for telling me - I'll add it now.

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I don't have a waffle maker, can I make pancakes out of these?

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Sure you can Smile I didn't have a waffle maker until later this summer and used to make these as pancakes. You can make 2 big pancakes or many small. I always make small pancakes - they are easier to handle (1/2-1 ladle per pancake).

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I made them this morning as pancakes, My girlfriend and I loved them.  Thanks so much for the recipe, we are now feeling the fall spirit!

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Thank you for the support and kind words!

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I only had chocolate whey protein, so did it this morning with coconut flour only (it works with 2-3 tablespoons. Thanks!

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I'm joining the pumpkin mania! Looks delicious, thanks Smile

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