What do you call a beautiful pumpkin?
What do you call a beautiful pumpkin that is mashed with some almond milk, oat flour, and a couple other simple ingredients?
A: Vegan Pumpkin Waffles, baby!
Pumpkin Puree. Because, well, these are pumpkin waffles! You can also make your own pumpkin puree if you are really feeling ambitious, but canned pumpkin puree is really so easy and quite fresh, actually! Just make sure you don't accidentally get "Pumpkin Pie Filling", which also comes in a can.
Oat Flour. Oat Flour gives the bread a great chewy and almost nutty texture. If you don't have any oat flour on hand, simply blend up some Rolled Oats in a food processor (I love this one) or blender! For a Paleo or Grain free bread, you could sub in Almond Flour. But, I would not recommend using Coconut Flour.
Almond Milk. Almond Milk keeps the pumpkin waffles moist, as well as vegan. Note, if you are not vegan, you can also use regular milk or even buttermilk. Or, if you prefer a different plant based milk, go ahead and use that too!
Banana. These Pumpkin Waffles are sweetened with 1 ripe banana. Remember, riper = sweeter! And the bananas also help with binding the waffles together, in lieu of any eggs. Also, you can't really taste the banana, they are more for structure; If you prefer to skip banana, you can add a couple tablespoons of Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar to sweeten the waffles a bit.
Baking soda and baking powder. These help the Pumpkin Waffles with their texture, and help them rise in the waffle iron. So, I would not skip!
Cinnamon & Pumpkin Pie Spice. Duh! Bring out that delicious fall pumpkin flavor!!!
This healthy pumpkin waffle recipe relies on natural sugars in pumpkin puree and banana to sweeten the waffle. So, if you want a sweeter breakfast option, you have two options:
1. Add some sweetener to the waffle batter itself. (See recipe notes)
2. Top the waffles with sweet things, such as Maple Syrup, fruit compote, or fresh berries!
More Pumpkin Recipes you will love!
The Granola Diaries is full of healthy and simple recipes, like these gluten free pumpkin waffles! I love breakfast foods and baking, so you will see plenty of those recipes around here. But, I am always open to making new healthy recipes! Have a recipe in mind you would love to make but don't see? Drop me a note in the comments!