It’s not fall yet but who doesn’t love a good pumpkin flavored recipe? These are easy to make and are delicious and super fluffy! The trick is the yogurt – it really creates a fluffy, light texture to the waffles. Also, my traditional waffle recipe uses bananas but instead of banana I do canned pumpkin – and pumpkin has fewer carbs than banana so if you are looking for a lower carb alternative in the form of a waffle, these are for you!
I LOVE these waffle recipes because it’s the perfect balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein and fiber. Oats are so good for you and the pumpkin is loaded with healthy carbs and fiber and the protein powder is what helps keep you full for hours (and the eggs!)
INGREDIENTS FOR 4 WAFFLES (cut ingredients in half if you want 2 servings instead of 4)
5 whole eggs (3 eggs if you are doing 2 servings)
1/2 cup (or a little more) canned pumpkin (try 1/4 cup if doing 2 servings)
2-3 dollops of organic full fat yogurt (1 big dollop if doing 2 servings)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (Ascent is my fav!)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Dash of pink salt
Splash of water or milk of choice (just to thin the batter some)
1-2 tsp maple syrup or monk fruit (optional)
Get your waffle iron and plug it in and let it get warm. Add your eggs and liquid ingredients to the blender followed by the dry ingredients. Blend over high speed until everything is combined well. You may have to open the lid and scrape the sides to ensure the protein powder is well distributed. When everything is blended well and the waffle iron is warm, spray coconut or avocado or other cooking spray on the iron and pour about 1/3 – 1/2 cup batter carefully onto the iron. Cook for about 3 mins. Repeat steps until all batter is used.
My waffle iron is a dual-face iron so I can cook 2 waffles at one time. It was the best purchase we decided to get on Amazon since we make protein waffles regularly! Really cuts the time in half!
Top with whatever you’d like. Sometimes I do Kerrygold butter, a small sprinkling of raw pecans or walnuts, drizzle of Monk Fruit syrup or maple syrup (just don’t do too much) and fruit! I like sliced bananas or blueberries or sliced strawberries.