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!
Maple Syrup. Nature's best sweetener. You could sub in honey or actual sugar here too, but the maple flavor goes so well with pumpkin to make the bread really feel like fall.
More Pumpkin Recipes you will love!
Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread (Gluten Free)
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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!
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|Prep Time||3 Minutes|
|Cook Time||10 Minutes|
- 1.5 C rolled oats Rolled oats ground into flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice Or more cinnamon
- Add all wet ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the dry ingredients on top and slowly fold everything together until combined, do not overmix!
- Let mixture sit to thicken up for about 5 minutes while you heat up your waffle iron. Cook, according to your waffle iron instructions. (See what I use above)
- Enjoy! Top with maple syrup, almond butter, or coconut whipped cream!
These waffles are sweetened only with a banana so they are not overly sweet. If you want a sweeter waffle, you can drizzle with maple syrup or add a couple tablespoons of sugar to the batter.
These look delicious! I love pumpkin everything this time of year, and these are so healthy! I'm going to make these this weekend.
Pumpkin is just the best! Hope you enjoy!
Anjali @ The Picky Eater
Omg these pumpkin waffles are exactly what I need to make for brunch this weekend! Love that they're naturally sweetened with banana and made with oats for even more fiber and whole grains! Love this recipe!
Thank you so much! Glad to see this recipe can appeal to even self-proclaimed "picky eaters"! 😀
These waffle look so pretty and perfect. I will try these vegan version soon. Yum!
I love how you used a banana to sweeten these vegan pumpkin waffles. I tend to find most waffle recipes too sweet but this one looks perfect.
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy them!
Such a savory dish and perfect for fall! Excited to enjoy this all season long!
One of the best parts of the season - all the pumpkin dishes!