I love waffles because they feel super fancy but really can be prepared at a moment’s notice with ingredients you already have stored in your pantry. I came up with these pumpkin waffles while eyeing a leftover can of pumpkin puree from Thanksgiving. The pumpkin adds a nice natural sweetness to the waffles and reminds me of the holiday spirit every time I make them.
These nearly paleo waffles are super easy to make. I blend all of the wet ingredients in my KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender – the pumpkin, banana, eggs, almond milk, etc – to create a silky smooth base for the batter. Then I add my dry ingredients and blend on low until just combined. The blender allows for an easy no mess situation when pouring into the waffle pan. If you don’t have a waffle pan, no worries, this batter works great as pancakes too.
Feel free to drop a few dark chocolate chips into the batter for an extra special morning. I like to top the pancakes with sliced banana, toasted coconut flakes, and of course, some delicious maple syrup. Enjoy with your favorite chai latte or coffee 🙂