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Pumpkin Spice Waffles

October 4, 2019

I am in full blown Pumpkin everything! I can’t stop. It’s just too good! If you’ve been to Trader Joes lately, you know its pumpkin season! I don’t think you can leave the store without something pumpkin flavored! Pumpkin spice coffee, granola, cereals, desserts, creamer, etc. It’s madness but I also LOVE IT!

So to keep the pumpkin theme rolling, I bring you this delicious & healthy pumpkin spice waffle recipe! It taste like pumpkin pie but in waffle form. Loaded with all the pumpkin flavor from real pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, these waffles get a nice crisp but remain soft inside. Add all the butter and drizzle with warm maple syrup or my new favorite find from Trader Joe’s, Organic Maple Butter, it’s 100% maple syrup but creamed so it goes on like butter but truly its like icing for waffles! SO GOOD! Finally, top off the waffles with some of the pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds from Trader Joes to add a little crunch and you will be on your way to pumpkin spice heaven!

Best part is most of the items are basic pantry staples and this recipe has only a few ingredients so you’ll have waffles ready in no time. This recipe uses 100% oat flour keeping it gluten-free and high in fiber however, feel free to sub in regular flour if you prefer. Also, make a double batch, these waffles freeze and reheat wonderfully!

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is not only delicious but highly nutritious too. Although 94% of pumpkin is water it still packs in a lot of nutrition. In 1 cup of pumpkin you get 2+ days worth of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C both giving your immune system a boost. Also, all that vitamin A & C will keep your skin glowing in the winter months as these nutrients contain anti-ageing properties and help build collagen. Along with this pumpkin contains several types of antioxidants which helps fight aging and protects against chronic diseases. So if you needed a reason to make these delicious waffles now you know how good they are for you too!

To make the most of the pumpkin spice season I would also highly recommend you make my recipe for the pumpkin spice latte to go with your morning waffles to really embrace the cozy Fall morning. Recipe here

If you make it, share it with me! Tag your photo with #platefulnutrition!

PUMPKIN SPICE WAFFLE RECIPE:

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Pumpkin Bread

September 25, 2019

Officially Fall season and nothing says Fall like baking fresh pumpkin bread. The aromas that fill your kitchen when making this bread will get you quickly into the Fall season. Y’all know by now I love Fall and although it may be a little too warm in South Texas (93 degrees today) I am baking up all the pumpkin bread to trick my mind into thinking its cooler out, that logic works right!?

This pumpkin bread is SO delicious! Heavy on the pumpkin flavor, perfectly sweetened, a little crunch from the pumpkin seeds, super moist and spiced with all the Fall spices…cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, YUM!

This recipe is entirely gluten-free. I used Trader Joes all-purpose gluten-free flour. No dairy either but honestly you wouldn’t know it as this bread is incredibly moist thanks to the pumpkin puree and coconut oil. It’s literally the best pumpkin bread I’ve made and not just for gluten-free for ANY pumpkin bread.

Drizzled with Maple Butter from Trader Joes

This pumpkin bread is SO good slightly warm out of the oven, drizzled with some maple butter (a new product I found at Trader Joes.) If you’re like me, you’ll eat this bread in a day but if you have some self control the leftovers are fantastic for breakfast. This bread also pairs perfectly with my Pumpkin Spice Latte, so you really should make both together to really embrace the cozy Fall season. You’re going to love it!

Plus this pumpkin bread would make a beautiful hostess gift and is a must for your holiday gatherings!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and if you make it please tag #platefulnutrition so I can see your baking skills!

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PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

September 23, 2019

Cooler temps, shorter days, cozy nights, soup season, leaves falling, pumpkins and pumpkin spice lattes. Happy first day of Fall! My favorite season of the year!

I love pumpkin spice lattes. Starbucks version is good but I am not a fan of the ingredients in their syrups. I have found some coffee shops who make their own pumpkin spice syrup with real simple syrup and pumpkin spice flavors and to me these taste a million times better and more authentic to the “pumpkin pie” taste.

Honestly, making a delicious creamy pumpkin pie spice latte at home is really simple. This is my favorite warm cozy drink in the Fall. Move over matcha latte its all about the pumpkin spice latte now. 🙂

I use the pumpkin pie spice from Trader Joes which has the perfect combo of pumpkin pie spices. Regular or dairy-free milk of your choice will do but my favorite is the Califia Farms coconut-almond milk. REAL pumpkin puree gives this latte a more authentic pumpkin pie flavor. SO GOOD. Slightly sweetened with maple syrup and a touch a vanilla to balance the flavors. You can add espresso or skip this entirely if you prefer to not have any caffeine and the taste is just as delicious. And if you want to make this latte creamier add a dollop of whip cream or my favorite So Delicious cocowhip, YUM!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please remember to use #platefulnutrition so I can see your yummy creation!