But first, why pumpkin?
Well aside from the fact that pumpkins are fun to carve and make scary faces out of, pumpkins signal the start of the holiday season! Fall sweaters, warm soups, new boots, pumpkin spice – these things just go together.
But perhaps more importantly, pumpkin is a health foodies dream. Filled with fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins, the flesh of the pumpkin is a delicious sweet treat that has transformed many of our favorite food groups.
Be sure to try our Pumpkin Spiced Waffles and leave us a comment below. Are you pumped for pumpkin season like we are? Any pumpkin recipe requests?
And for more great pumpkin recipes, check out our:
Pumpkin Turkey Crockpot Chili
Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup
Coco Nutty Pumpkin Pie
With pumpkin spice and everything nice,
P.S. – While pumpkin is not cleanse friendly, it’s still a ridiculously healthy food and one of our 80:20 favorites – especially this time of year!
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Yield: 8-10 waffles
¾ cup pumpkin puree
2 ripe bananas, mashed
5 large eggs
¼ cup coconut oil, melted, plus 2 TB for waffle iron
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut flour
1 ½ TB. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. nutmeg
Pinch of cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. sea salt
Preheat your waffle iron.
In a high speed blender or food processor fitted with the s-blade, combine pumpkin puree, bananas, eggs, ¼ cup coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add in almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt and blend until smooth. Mixture will be thick (use your blender’s damper if necessary).
Brush the waffle iron with the remaining 2 TB. melted coconut oil and place approximately ¼ cup of the mixture onto the waffle iron. Let cook until browned. Keep the waffles warm in the oven while you finish cooking all of the batter.
*Optional: You can make a great topping out of almond butter and maple syrup to pack in some more protein! Place ¼ cup almond butter and 2 TB. maple syrup in a small bowl and stir together. Add water to thin to your desired consistency. Drizzle over waffles when serving!
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-founders and authors of the program The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show. To learn more about “Jo and Jules”, the Conscious Cleanse and their new 80:20 Lifestyle Plan please visit consciouscleanse.com.
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