Pumpkin Waffles with Spiced Apples

Pumpkin Waffles with Spiced Apples

Happy Halloween! I finally have a new recipe for you guys, and I hope you're not too pumpkin'd out before you get to try these! I love pancakes and have been really missing them lately. I decided to try working on a pumpkin pancake recipe, because, well... I love pumpkin and I may or may not have bought a dozen or so cans of pumpkin puree.... Anyway, after multiple tests, I finally got this recipe exactly where I wanted it, but it was missing some kind of topping. These cooked down, spiced apples are the perfect topping to these waffles or pancakes! If you have any leftover waffles, or if you make extra, they can be frozen and reheated in a toaster! The same goes for the pancakes, just reheat in a microwave! Yay for easy breakfast options! I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!

Pumpkin Waffles with Spiced Apples (nut-free)

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time:15 min Total Time: 25 min Serves: 4

Ingredients

Pumpkin Waffles (or Pancakes):

  • 9 eggs

  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 6 tbsp coconut flour

  • 4 1/2 tbsp coconut milk

  • 6 tbsp maple syrup (optional––if omitting, add another 1 1/2 tbsp coconut milk)

  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Spiced Apples:

  • 1/4 cup clarified butter or ghee

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 8 Macintosh apples, peeled and cored

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Heat butter or ghee in a medium sized saucepan over medium-low heat, until melted. Whisk in cinnamon until well incorporated.

  2. Add peeled and sliced apples to the melted cinnamon butter and saute for 10 minutes, until fork tender.

  3. Add maple syrup to the pan and continue to cook over medium-low heat for another 5-6 minutes, until soft and gooey.

  4. While the apples are cooking, crack all eggs into a medium sized mixing bowl and beat. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and coconut milk. Last, mix in the coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda.

  5. Heat up your waffle iron, or frying pan (to medium heat) if you're making pancakes.

  6. Ladle the batter into your waffle iron and process according to your machine's instructions. If you're making these as pancakes, let them cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until you start to see bubbles on top of the pancake. The pumpkin may cause the exterior of these pancakes to turn alarmingly black, but they won't be burnt!

  7. Top the waffles, or pancakes, with the spiced apple mixture, serve hot, and enjoy!

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