I love pumpkin EVERYTHING. Are there any pumpkin lovers out there!? My friend @healthwithheidi reminded me of the many benefits of 100% pure pumpkin... Not only can it be mixed into pretty much anything, one cup of pumpkin has 50 kcal, 2 gm protein, 3 gm fiber, 564 mg of potassium and 22,650 IU of vitamin A. So eat up! At around 200 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving, these waffles are not only full of good nutrition, but they are DANG good too! Eat up!
Yields: 8-10 waffles
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk for that matter!)
1 (15 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin
2 Tbsp. raw honey
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. melted coconut oil
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder (*My favorite is Tera's Whey)
1. Mix first five dry ingredients. Set aside.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.
3. Preheat waffle maker and spray with olive oil/coconut oil cooking spray. Pour batter in to desired size.
4. Top with butter, maple syrup, or a dollop of plain yogurt mixed with cinnamon. Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.
Recipe slightly modified from a favorite from @getfitwithbritm