Monday, September 23, 2013

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles (Paleo Version)

Let me admit something before I begin.

Deep breath…ok, here we go.

I’m not a fan of Pumpkin flavored things.


I know, right? I’m like the world’s worst Fall loser. When it comes to Winter and peppermint, I’m all on the bandwagon…but I just  can’t bring myself to get excited about Pumpkin Lattes and Pumpkin Coffee Creamer. I also don’t like Pumpkin Pie. What kind of American am I, anyway?

However…yes, there’s a however here…growing up, my mom used to make Pumpkin Muffins and I LOVED them. My love for Pumpkin Muffins spurred on my curiosity of Pumpkin filled Cinnamon Rolls, which I love and now make every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast. (Makes no sense, right? I know…I’m crazy!)

On Saturday morning, heavy rains and flooding in the area prevent my friends and I from getting out for our usual long run.  We even made national news for the large amounts of rain – more than 14 inches in just a few hours!


(This was taken a 7:30 a.m. – at 5:30 a.m., this road was completely impassible.)

SO, instead of running, I decided to cook breakfast at home. When you can’t run, eat, right? (BAD motto, Karen…bad motto.) Since the inside of my home thinks Fall is in the air (the weather finally agreed with me this weekend), I thought Pumpkin Pecan Waffles sounded like a great idea for breakfast!

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I gathered the ingredients, then got to work!

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles (Paleo Style)
Adapted from The Turtlewoman’s Kitchen


  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon (pinch) nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (your choice)


    Whisk together the dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

    In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and pumpkin puree.

    Slowly add the dry mix to the wet mix until the ingredients are well combined.

    Heat waffle iron until ready, then pour half of the batter into the iron. (This batter will make two perfectly sized Pumpkin Waffles.) Once first waffle is ready, repeat process on 2nd waffle with remaining batter.

    Serve with pure maple syrup, honey, or favorite topping. Enjoy!

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    Dry and wet ingredients. I mixed the dry ingredients, then poured the wet ingredients on top. I don’t follow direction well. Whoops.

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    Don’t you love my waffle iron? :0) Things taste better when they have a little Disney inspiration behind them – besides, Cinderella’s coach WAS a Pumpkin! Fitting, right? I thought so!

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    I enjoyed my Cinderella Pumpkin Waffle with a cup of hot coffee in my Princess Half Marathon mug and a bit of agave nectar (I ran out of honey)!

    The second waffle was stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for breakfast on Sunday morning.

    If you try these, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

    Are you a fan of Pumpkin flavored things? What’s your favorite Fall inspired dish/drink/dessert?


    1. I am also not a fan of all things pumpkin, and will not eat pumpkin pie. However, I have eaten very tasty pumpkin bars that I plan to share on the blog soon.

      1. So glad I'm not the only one! Can't wait to hear about the pumpkin bars! :0)

    2. Don't worry, I'm not a pumpkin fan either. I can't even do the candy corn pumpkin shapes. Apples, all the way, but no pumpkin.

    3. Those look great! Thanks for posting this, my cousin posted the recipe on facebook this weekend but seeing pics of it step by step is nice. Now I'm totally sold!

    4. Oh wow, those do sound good! I do love me some pumpkin flavored stuff. I made a pumpkin vanilla protein smoothie this morning and it was great!

      1. I definitely love smoothies! :0) Glad you enjoyed it! Yay Fall!

    5. These look awesome! I'm one of the ones obsessed with all things pumpkin :)

      1. :0) Nothing wrong with that! These waffles are probably the best Paleo ones I've tried so far. I think it's because the pumpkin kept them moist and it didn't call for almond flour. (I find that almond flour makes them kind of grainy.)

    6. No pumpkin?!?!?! I'm not sure I can continue to read your blog! ;) These look amazing, so I'll forgive you...and you have the bestest waffle maker in all the land! *bowsdown*

      1. Haha...I know isn't it sad? I've tried, I really have! :0)

    7. I LUUUUUUVVVVVVV Pumpkin! So much that I LUV it, not LOVE it. LOL! I swear I was the one who caused the pumpkin shortage a few years ago - I bought out EVERY SINGLE supermarket filled with Libby's Pumpkin - LOL! I used to make pumpkin pancakes ALL THE TIME but...... I now can no longer eat eggs :(

    8. Trust me, you are not alone. I really dislike pumpkin anything!
      Wait! That could actually work to my advantage this Thanksgiving. I'll only allow Pumpkin flavored desserts!
      Now, what to do about the rest of the meal?? Everything must contain Cabbage? Cabbage-stuffed turkey? Mashed cabbage? Cabbage casserole? This could be the first Thanksgiving I actually lose weight!

      1. You are on the right track, my friend! YES I love this idea!! Wow...I dislike cabbage too! Haha!

    9. YUM! And I LOVE your waffle maker!

    10. I AM a fan of pumpkin spiced things, however I do not like pumpkin pie. Weird. I know.

      Those pumpkin pecan waffles look a-mazing!

      1. Haha that's funny! They were really good, you should try them! :0)

    11. I love all things pumpkin!! Those look delicious and I love the waffle maker!! I'm putting this in my must make some day recipe file! :)

    12. These are fantastic! I tripled the recipe to feed 2 kids and a hungry hubby. I had to omit the nuts because I'm flat out. :( I also subbed out 2 eggs with flax meal. They turned out fantastic. Smeared a little pumpkin butter and did a drizzle of maple syrup and WOW!

      1. That's great, Micheline!! So glad you enjoyed them!! :0)

      2. Karen, we made it again. Wowzer, it's so good. With nuts too this time. Everyone in the house said they tasted even better this week...must be the addition of the nuts! ;o)


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