Keto / Low Carb / Grain Free / High Protein / Easy
It’s that time of year again. End of August rolls around and I fight it with all my being. Summer is NOT over yet! By September though, the feelings start creeping in. The stores fill with fall and Halloween items and I officially give up and embrace all things pumpkin. I do love pumpkin! I just also love summer and have a hard time letting go. These pumpkin waffles are packed with protein and pack fall flavor. You won’t be able to leaf them alone!
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Cup Plain/Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 Cup Golden Flax Meal
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbl Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Egg
- 1/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
- About 3/4 Cup High Protein Milk (I used Fairlife)
the how to
In a medium size mixing bowl, add 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup whey protein powder, 1/4 cup golden flax meal, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Whisk dry ingredients and create a well in the center. Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 cup pure pumpkin puree and whisk together. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture then add the high protein milk 1/4 cup at a time until a medium thick batter is achieved. I usually have to add 3/4 cup total. Let batter sit for a few minutes while you heat the waffle iron.
Heat the waffle iron to medium heat. Brush a small amount of coconut oil onto the waffle iron or use a nonstick spray. Spoon 2/3 cup batter onto the preheated iron and spread the batter across the entire iron surface evenly quickly. Close the lid and allow to cook 3 minutes. Depending on your iron, this could take between 1 to 5 minutes. Watch the waffle after 1 minute to get an idea of how your iron cooks. Once the waffle feels cooked, you can hike the temperature to high to get the outside crunchy. Carefully lift the waffle out once it is crunchy and browned.
You can amp up your syrup experience by combining:
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Free Syrup of your choice
- 1 tsp Salted Butter
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Melt the 1/2 cup syrup, 1 teaspoon salted butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a microwave safe container for 1 minute. Stir and pour.
- Serves 6 = 1 Full Size Waffle
- Calories: 339
- Total Fat: 23.3g Saturated Fat: 9.6g
- Total Carbohydrates: 10.5g
- Fiber: 5.1g
- Net Carbohydrates 5.4g
- Protein: 23.2g