Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Grain Free Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles

These waffles are sugar and grain free. So they are Paleo, Candida diet-friendly and low-carb. And they are delicious. I'm SO excited about this recipe. 
If you read my Sunday week in review you know two things: 1) I promised more Candida diet friendly recipes soon and 2) I bought a new waffle maker at the thrift shop for $4.

So you here you go.  A new recipe. A good recipe. A great recipe.

I used some coconut flour, ground golden flax and arrowroot as my "flour". A little bit of pumpkin, egg and milk for my wet ingredients. The combination worked perfectly. I was impressed - Paleo style pancakes are not always the easiest to work with. But the heat distribution on the waffle maker seems to be the perfect way to cook non-flour pancakes/waffles.

If you aren't on a sugar detox this would be great topped with a bit of real maple syrup. If you are staying away from sugar, like me (sigh), then you might want to make some kind of glaze for it. There are lots of possibilities but I like to melt some nut butter, butter, Stevia and maple extract in the microwave as a topping for mine. And then sprinkle with unsweetened shredded coconut. Or you could make a Chia/coconut milk/butter/Vanilla/spice/Stevia blend. Whatever you are in the mood for.

And given how hard it is to find Candida diet friendly snacks. I went ahead and make a triple batch of these the second time I made them. I froze them individually in the freezer and now I have a quick snack I can make in minutes in the toaster. It works like a charm - they taste fresh and stay crisp. Unlike when you throw them in the microwave.

I made these a couple of ways. One time with Stevia and once with Xylitol - both worked fine. One time with protein powder and once without - both of those alterations also worked fine. So its a great base recipe and adjust it to your needs/pantry.

So I hope you enjoy the recipe..............and if you don't have a waffle maker why not head down to the thrift shop. You can find all kinds of great things................and let me know if you see some 12 pound weights.....its the only thing alluding me.


Grain Free Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes per batch
Keywords: bake breakfast bread candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb paleo coconut flour egg protein powder pumpkin
Ingredients (2 waffles)
    Wet ingredients
    • 2 large free run eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened milk (I used almond)
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 4 drops liquid Stevia (or I also did it with 1 Tbsp of Xylitol and it also worked fine)
    Dry ingredients
    • 2 tbsp ground golden flax (I grind mine in a coffee grinder)
    • 2 tbsp organic coconut flour
    • 1 tbsp arrowroot
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • pinch fine sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon or cinnamon with ginger and nutmeg)
    • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder - optional (I used Vega One Sport Vanilla)
    Instructions
    Preheat waffle maker
    Mix together wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate mixing bowls.
    Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
    Mix until just combined.
    Let stand for 5 minutes.
    When waffle maker is ready. Coat waffle maker with small amount of coconut oil. I used a paper towel to do this.
    Put half the batter on each side of the waffle iron. Close and let cook until indicator light shows that it is ready. My waffles took about 2 minutes and 10 to 20 seconds to be ready.
    Enjoy.
    And why not make a double or triple batch. Cool completely. Freeze individually. Take them out and warm them directly in the toaster for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack on another day.
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    9 comments:

    1. Do you have a recipe for the topping? This looks so delicious.

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      1. Sorry - I don't have a recipe - I just mixed together some Chia, full fat coconut milk, melted butter, Vanilla extract, cinnamon and Stevia. Probably would be good with some Maple syrup as well or instead of Stevia. Just play with it................I don't think you can go wrong with those ingredients. Good luck!

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    2. I would love to know what you drizzled these waffles with too.

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      1. Sorry - I don't have a recipe - I just mixed together some Chia, full fat coconut milk, melted butter, Vanilla extract, cinnamon and Stevia. Probably would be good with some Maple syrup as well or instead of Stevia. Just play with it................I don't think you can go wrong with those ingredients. Good luck!

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    4. Excellent. Just made these. Really yummy flavour!

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    5. Can you make this as pancakes if you do not have a waffle maker?

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