Vegan Pumpkin Waffles

Although it doesn’t feel like late October outside (75 degrees yesterday), it sure does look like fall!

These vegan pumpkin waffles come together quickly and are perfect for a relaxed weekend breakfast. Delicious, whole grain spiced pumpkin waffles that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This pumpkin waffle recipe’s secret ingredient is oat flour! 

  

Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
(Yield: 2-4 waffles)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons warm water, mix then set aside for about 5 minutes or until consistency of egg white)
  • Coconut oil spray (or other cooking spray)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl. 
  2. In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk together the wet ingredients until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up.
  4. Preheat a waffle iron and coat with spray coconut oil or cooking spray. 
  5. Once 10 minutes is up, give the batter one more, gentle swirl with your spoon. The batter will be pretty thick, but don’t worry… Your waffles will turn out great!
  6. Spoon about ⅓ – ½ cup batter per waffle onto iron and spread batter out to edges. Cook according to waffle iron directions, repeating until all batter is used.
  7. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter. Once the waffle is deeply golden and crisp, *transfer it to a cooling rack or baking sheet.   
  8. Repeat with remaining batter and serve with desired toppings on the side.

*RECOMMENDATIONS:

    Don’t stack your waffles on top of each other or they’ll lose crispness. If desired, keep your waffles warm by placing them in a 200 degree oven until you’re ready to serve .

     FREEZE IT: 

    These waffles freeze nicely. So, you might want to make a big batch and treat yourself to pumpkin waffles are busy weekday mornings. Just store in freezer-safe plastic bags and pop individual waffles into the toaster until warmed through and you’re good to go!

    Happy National Pumpkin Day!!!

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