Protein-Packed Pumpkin Waffles

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)

2 eggs


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