Pumpkin Pie Waffles

I live in a Condo. It’s small. Meaning, my kitchen is pretty small too. 

Now I love my condo. Especially our view. It’s to die for! We are up on the 27th floor and the sunsets are beautiful and breathtaking. Plus, I really enjoy over looking the city. 

But…being in a small condo with a small kitchen, means I don’t really have much space for things like a dehydrator (which I have but is stored in the laundry room and never been used!) or for fancy little things like waffle makers! 

My boyfriend, the minimalist that he is, kept telling me “no waffle maker!” He thought it was going to be big, bulky and get stored in the laundry room like everything else!

Well… I didn’t listen to him and out I went looking for the perfect waffle maker. Literally for weeks it was all I ever talked about. I wanted to make waffles so badly. One of our favourite organic brunch spots in the city closed down, and they used to have the best waffles! So, I just had to make my own. 

If you follow me on Instagram, or have downloaded my free Best Breakfast Recipe eBook (just sign up on our homepage), you’ll also know that aside from waffles and pancakes, I really love pumpkin. I love making pumpkin pancakes! So naturally, a pumpkin waffle recipe was in order. 

These waffles are fluffy and contain no junk! Meaning, they are free of added sugars, gluten, dairy and are Paleo friendly! Only goodness in these waffles. Top them with my Maple Coconut Whip and you’ll be one happy camper! 🙂

Enjoy!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Waffles
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  2. 3/4 cup almond flour
  3. Half a scoop organic vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
  4. 1/4 cup almond milk
  5. 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  6. 2 eggs, whisked
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1 tbsp vanilla extract or ground vanilla bean
  10. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  12. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Heat up your waffle iron. I turn mine to the 'crisper' setting as I like mine with a little crunch.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together milk, eggs and vanilla.
  3. To the same bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients and pumpkin and mix together.
  4. Add a bit more almond milk, if batter looks too thick. The batter should be runny but still have a bit of substance to it.
  5. Ladle into your waffle maker or I like to pour the batter into a large mug or measuring cup and pour from there.
  6. Cook until done. Mine took about a good 5 minutes.
  7. Top with fresh berries, almond butter, maple syrup or coconut whip. The possibilities are endless!
Notes
  1. Alternatively, you could make these into pancakes if you don't have a waffle maker. Wait a minute? You don't have a waffle maker? Go out and get one! You'll want one after all the waffle recipes you'll start to see me post 🙂
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Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Banana Bread – Paleo Style

Chocolate. Cinnamon. Bananas. What a combo!

I love baking, as you know, and it’s been a while since I whipped up a banana bread. Let alone, a gluten free, grain free, dairy free banana bread, with NO added sugar!

This bread is DA BOMB! It’s so full of flavour and free of many allergens.

I got the idea from Make Ahead Paleo to include a cinnamon-y topping. I’ve never done this in the past and couldn’t resist testing it out! This delicious “crust” added the perfect sweetness. I highly suggest you test it out! I guess you could say there is some added sugar, since it’s included in the topping, but you can feel free to omit this.

So let’s get baking! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do 🙂Image 3

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Paleo Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Bread
Makes 1 LoafIngredients:

DRY:
1 ½ cups almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup arrowroot starch
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground vanilla bean
½ tsp sea salt

WET:
3 large ripe bananas
4 eggs
1/3 cup hemp milk (almond or coconut work well too)

EXTRAS:
1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)
½ cup walnuts (optional- I didn’t use any)

TOPPING:
1 tbsp coconut sugar
¾ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp almond flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl combine all DRY ingredients. In a large bowl combine all WET ingredients using a hand mixer. Mix until bananas are well combined and mixture is fluffy. Add DRY ingredients into WET and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in EXTRAS. I used chocolate chips. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil and pour in batter.

In a small bowl combine TOPPING ingredients and sprinkle evenly on top of loaf. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until center is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from loaf pan and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve with grass fed butter or your favorite nut butter. YUM!

Enjoy xo

To your AMAZING Health and Abundance,

Samantha xoxo

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Paleo Bread- No Grains or Gluten Here!

Paleo. What the heck does this mean?

First off… let’s not get so hung up on the word Paleo. Basically, this is a type of ‘diet’ that focuses on eating more like our caveman ancestors. Focusing on wild game, grass fed meats, quality fat sources, such as coconut oil, grass fed butter, olive oil, avocados, etc. As for carbohydrate sources, grains are omitted and replaced by a small intake of fruit (yes, fruit is a carbohydrate source) and squashes and sweet potato.

Grains are pretty non-existent on a pale diet and quite honestly, I am all for that!!

Wheat, whole wheat, pasta, bread….are wreaking havoc on our brains and our waist lines! More on this in a later post.

Bread and Paleo don’t typically go together, but I’m all for breaking the rules! As with any ‘diet,’ there needs to be a little wriggle-room for you to enjoy your favourite foods. Plus, it’s so easy to ‘healthify’ just about any recipe.

So if you’re following a Paleo diet, you might be craving for a big hearty slice of bread. That’s where this recipe comes in.

It’s grain free and made primarily from almond flour!

It’s nutty texture is amazing. I love having a slice of this bread toasted with some almond butter, or as a side to my chilli toasted with some grass fed butter. Either way its delicious!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

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Paleo Bread

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups almond flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 large organic eggs
1 tbsp raw honey
3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 F. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, then add the honey and apple cider vinegar. Whisk to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir together. Pour the batter in a well greased loaf pan (I greased mine with coconut oil). Bake the bread for 45 minutes, until bread is golden brown and a tooth pick comes out clean.

Easy peesy!

* Feel free to add some cinnamon or ground vanilla bean to sweeten to the dry ingredients.

* Or try a more savoury bread by adding in dried herbs such a thyme or rosemary.

 

Enjoy!

Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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