Paleo Pumpkin Waffles Recipe (dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, healthy)
Spice up your mornings with these paleo pumpkin waffles! Made with all the flavors of pumpkin pie but also with a healthy twist. This healthy pumpkin waffle recipe makes a great cozy morning brunch recipe or just an everyday healthy breakfast idea. Made with actual pumpkin which means the gluten-free pumpkin waffles are also grain-free and allergy-friendly.
These waffles use coconut flour to keep them allergy-friendly. Coconut flour not only makes the waffles low carb but also gives them a light, fluffy feel to them.
They’re the perfect breakfast (or brunch!) recipe for a cool fall day (just like this pecan pie oatmeal). Plus, they can be topped with your favorites to make them as decadent as you like.
Note: this blog post is sponsored by Starfrit! They were kind enough to send me a cast iron waffle maker so that I could bring to you a tasty, healthy waffles recipe!
Why You’ll Love These Pumpkin Waffles
The waffles contain quality ingredients for a healthy breakfast- which makes them ideal for kids.
These gluten-free pumpkin waffles:
- Are real-food based
- They’re light but filling
- The pumpkin waffles are grain-free and allergy-friendly
- They make a great lazy brunch of make-ahead breakfast
They come out light, fluffy and golden in color.
That said, you can also choose to crisp up the outside by letting them cook longer. And the best part is that the inside is still light and slightly chewy.
What Makes Them Recipe Paleo?
These gluten-free pumpkin waffles use a base of almond flour and coconut flour to keep them paleo-approved.
Both of these flours are based on healthy fats and will help keep you full through the morning. Coconut flour especially is very low carb and great for absorbing liquid in the recipe.
One thing to note is that it’s important to use blanched almond flour and not almond meal. Blanched almond flour has had the skin removed and will be less gritty in the recipe.
In addition, the pumpkin waffles recipe uses honey as a sweetener in place of sugar. Honey is a great way to sweeten a recipe without adding processed sugars to it.
Lastly, this paleo pumpkin waffles recipe contains actual pumpkin (not to be confused with pumpkin pie filling!). Pumpkin is high in Vitamin A, antioxidants, and fiber.
As well, using pumpkin as the base helps keep these gluten-free pumpkin waffles grain-free too!
The Type of Waffle Maker You Use Matters
These paleo pumpkin waffles were made in a Heritage The Rock Waffle Maker courtesy of Starfrit.
I've slowly been transitioning more and more tto using cast iron cookware. This was one of the reasons I was so eager to try out the Heritage Waffle Maker! Cast iron waffles stay hot and they’re much easier to clean.
Plus, I don’t have to worry about any of the coating wearing off into our food.
Another perk of the Rock Waffle Maker is that the waffle molds themselves are large and one inch deep. Instead of having to make batch upon batch with mini waffle molds, this waffle maker gives you exactly what you want: large, indulgent, perfect every time waffles.
For someone who has never used a waffle maker in their life, the Rock Waffle Maker from Starfrit has been a breeze to learn.
Can You Freeze Them?
In short: yes!
I wanted to test out healthy waffle recipes was because I wanted to make a few batches for school mornings and freeze them!
We’ve both saved leftovers in the fridge as well as made extras and frozen them and both have worked.
Just as you would freeze pancakes (our favorite being peanut butter banana pancakes), make sure to separate the gluten-free waffles between parchment paper so that they don’t stick together.
When you’re ready to use them, pop them into a toaster for a couple of minutes to re-crisp (or a toaster oven) and you’re good to go!
It’s with busy mom life in mind that make-ahead breakfast was created! Indeed, we’re just happy that the waffle recipe can be on a regular weekday rotation!
The Best Toppings
What you top the paleo pumpkin waffles with is completely up to you!
However, some favorites are:
- Classic maple syrup
- 2-Minute Coconut whip
- Almond butter, maple syrup, and pecans to make a decadent brunch
In fact, it simply depends on what kind of breakfast you want to have! A speedy and basic one or a decadent brunch on a chilly winter morning.
Tips & Notes
- make sure to let the mixture sit for a few minutes after mixing the ingredients together. This will allow the flour to absorb the liquid
- Take caution to use almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal will have a grittier texture
- Almond flour
- Arrowroot powder
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Pumpkin puree
- Coconut oil
- Almond milk
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Paleo Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
Keep your mornings indulgent but fueling with these gluten-free pumpkin waffles. This recipe makes a tasty addition to your fall breakfast lineup.
Use them for busy weekday mornings or a lazy brunch. Loaded with real-food ingredients these healthy pumpkin waffles come out light, fluffy and allergy-friendly.