Autumn Breakfast: GF Pumpkin Spice Waffles

The leaves may not be turning just yet, but September suggests that pumpkin spice is making it’s yearly debut. These delicious, gluten-free pumpkin waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This pumpkin waffle recipe’s secret ingredient is oat flour! These waffles freeze beautifully, too, so you might want to make a big batch and treat yourself to pumpkin waffles are busy weekday mornings. Just pop them in the toaster and you’re good to go!

GF Pumpkin Spice Waffles
  1. 2¼ cups (200 grams) oat flour*
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. ¾ teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. ½ teaspoon ginger
  6. ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  7. ¼ teaspoon allspice or cloves
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. Scant ⅔ cup milk of choice (I used plain, unsweetened almond milk)
  10. Scant ½ cup melted coconut oil or 7½ tablespoons butter, melted
  11. ½ cup (122 grams) packed pumpkin puree
  12. 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  13. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  14. Suggested toppings: more maple syrup, nut butter and/or toasted nuts, coconut whipped cream...
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and all spice or cloves. Whisk to combine.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Then add the milk, coconut oil or butter, pumpkin purée, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the oat flour mixture. Stir with a big spoon until just combined (the batter will still be a little lumpy). Let the batter rest for 10 minutes so the oat flour has time to soak up some of the moisture. Plug in your waffle iron to preheat now.
  4. Once 10 minutes is up, give the batter one more, gentle swirl with your spoon.
  5. The batter will be pretty thick, but don't worry! Your waffles will turn out great. Pour batter onto the heated waffle iron, enough to cover the center and most of the central surface area, and close the lid.
  6. Once the waffle is deeply golden and crisp, transfer it to a cooling rack or baking sheet. 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. Repeat with remaining batter and serve with desired toppings on the side.
  1. MAKE YOUR OWN OAT FLOUR: Simply blend old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats in a food processor or blender until they are ground into a fine flour. You'll need to blend about 2¼ cups oats to make 2¼ cups flour.
  2. *A NOTE ON GLUTEN FREE OATS: Be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats or certified gluten-free oat flour to ensure your waffles are gluten free.
  3. FREEZE IT: These waffles freeze beautifully. Just store in freezer-safe plastic bags and pop individual waffles into the toaster until warmed through.
Adapted from Cookie and Kate
Adapted from Cookie and Kate
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