You know how it is. Fall comes, and we all get a little bit over enthusiastic about all things pumpkin spice.
Or at least, that’s how it works here in the United States.
But I’ll be honest, it’s a trend I can happily get on board with. I still haven’t gotten around to trying the infamous pumpkin spice latte (I keep saying I will, but I just don’t go out of my way for coffee drinks!) But last week we made healthy pumpkin spice no-bake cookies, to add to our repertoire of pumpkin recipes. And this week?
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Waffles with Butter pecan maple syrup and whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream, whichever you prefer).
I know it’s a mouthful to say, but OH MY GOODNESS, these are the best things I have ever put in my mouth!
Imagine combining two (traditionally) favorite Thanksgiving desserts – pumpkin pie, and pecan pie – and making breakfast out of them. Yeah. It’s amazing.
First, you have soft, fluffy waffles that are also spicy, sweet, and moist from all that pumpkin. Then you add some butter toasted pecans and maple syrup.
Top it off with sweetened whipped cream.
I wish I was a poetic writer so I could tell you how the taste of the pumpkin spice hits your taste buds at the same time that you inhale the sweet scent of butter toasted pecans, and how the hot waffle and syrup juxtaposes with the coolness of the whipped cream, and sets your taste buds on fire.
I’d also tell you that I don’t like odd numbers (hey, everybody has a quirk, right?), and I really wanted to use four eggs in this recipe, but alas, it was easier to use five eggs than to shave off a tiny bit of every other ingredient.
So. We may be a little over-enthusiastic about pumpkin spice in general, but there’s no such things as overly enthusiastic when it comes to these waffles – they’re just that good.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Beat eggs, pumpkin, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together
- Add flour, spices, and baking powder
- Mix well.
- Pour batter onto hot waffle iron in appropriate amounts (mine is 1/2 cup per square, but yours may be different), and bake until golden brown.
- remove from iron and serve with syrup (recipe below), and whipped cream
Butter pecan maple syrup
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups maple syrup
- Melt butter in a skillet or sauce pan
- Add pecans and cook, stirring until butter turns a golden brown
- Add syrup quickly and heat to boiling
- Remove from heat and let cool while waffles bake
- Pour over waffles and enjoy!