Healthy Pumpkin Waffles (Paleo, Gluten Free)
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this Healthy Pumpkin Waffle is the best breakfast and brunch recipe this fall and holiday season. It is paleo, gluten-free, low sugar and so easy to make!
Although we are coming to the end of October here, the pumpkin train is still going!
This Paleo pumpkin waffle has been the go-to breakfast in my house every single weekend.
More Pumpkin recipes you may love to kick off your morning strong:
- Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffle (Paleo, Vegan)
- Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that rain or shine, breakfast waffles and pancakes always happen.
Besides the seasonal pumpkin waffles, when we want the classic, we go for gluten free banana pancakes, or the all season long sweet potato pancakes can never go wrong.
They are all paleo, gluten free and so easy to make. Even better? You can use the batter for both waffle and pancakes.
Why do I love this Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe
1. It is Packed with Pumpkin Spice and Fall flavors
The waffle batter seasoned with pumpkin spice which has cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and cloves all in one. What can get better than this fall flavors?
2. It has the Best Texture
A combination of cassava flour and almond flour ensured the crispiness and the fluffiness of this waffle. Additionally, the pumpkin puree adds a nice gooey texture to the waffle as well.
Tip: After you spray the waffle iron with some coconut oil and let it sit for 10 – 15 seconds. This allows the coconut oil to heat up which will result in a nice and crispy edge on the waffles.
3. You can Make ahead for meal prep
Who doesn’t like pancakes and waffles as a weekday breakfast? Fortunately, these Pumpkin waffles can be saved in the refrigerator nicely. Try make a double batter and save them for the busy week ahead.
What a treat!
How to Store Pumpkin Waffles
After you have cooled the cooked pumpkin waffles completely, place them in an air-tight container or zip loc and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tip: Place cooked waffles on a wired cooling rack to prevent the bottom of the waffles get soggy.
Additionally, YES, you can also freeze them!
In order to reheat and serve, you can either microwave it or pop them in the toaster!
Tip: If reheating in the microwave, start from 20 seconds and add more time. They will dry out if overheated.
What Makes this Pumpkin Waffle Healthy for you
First of all, pumpkin is great for you. Right? Not only it is so delicious in all kinds of recipes, it has an impressive nutrient profile.
- High antioxidant
- Packed with Vitamin A and C
- Rich in Fiber which keeps you full longer
- Great for healthy glowing skin
Read more benefits Here.
Then, to replace the regular white flour, this recipe calls for cassava flour and almond flour which are both gluten free and paleo compliant flour.
Moreover, there is no refined sugar. I added a couple tablespoon of maple syrup to give it more of a fall flavor. But it taste just as good without any added sugar.
Pumpkin Puree in Waffles
You can either use canned pumpkin puree or fresh homemade ones. Make sure you get the pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin PIE puree. The only ingredient in the can should be pumpkin.
If you are looking for a tastier, more fresh and cheaper option, try make your own pumpkin puree. It is so easy and I swear it taste better freshly made.
You can find my super easy homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe here.
How to Serve Healthy Pumpkin Waffles
I love Toppings! The sky’s the limit when it comes toppings.
- Sautéed apples and spiced pecans (pictured here)
- Fruit of your choice – bananas, berries
- Nut Butter
- Whip cream
Last but not least, add a generous pour of pure maple syrup.
Finally, get waffling with this Healthy Paleo and Gluten Free Waffle recipe. It will for sure be a brunch crowd pleaser this fall and holiday season.
You May Also Like These Pumpkin Recipes:
1. Healthy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce (Vegan, Paleo)
2. Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free) – Video
3. Gooey Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
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Get the recipe:Healthy Pumpkin Waffles (Paleo, Gluten Free)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 eggs
- 2 - 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the Waffle Iron
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, milk of choice.
- Then add dry ingredients: cassava flour, almond flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, pinch of salt. Combine until smooth. *
- Grease the waffle iron, cook the pumpkin waffle batter according to the manufacturer instruction until done (mine has a "ready" light once it's done).
- Add Toppings and Maple Syrup. Enjoy!
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.
I used double the amount of flour because the recipe said if it’s too liquid keep adding cassava flour. What a mess. It was still way too liquid and once I poured it into the waffle maker, it seeped everywhere. I would not recommend you try this at home!
Any recommendations to substitute the cassava flour? Gluten free
Hi Meghan, You can substitute for tapioca flour with great results. Coconut flour should work as well, I would do half almond and half coconut. I hope this helps!