Keto pumpkin waffles that are grain-free and Paleo too? Read on!
If you’re following a ketogenic diet (and even if you’re not, please keep reading for something delicious below) you know all about the benefits of this diet for brain health, cancer risk reduction and shedding fat faster than almost any other way of eating. The health and metabolic benefits of the keto lifestyle are astounding.
But there’s also a good chance that you miss the cozy comfort-food breakfasts that we all enjoy, like pancakes, waffles, biscuits, muffins and more…
Today, we’d like to share one of our favorite new recipes for fragrantly-spiced keto pumpkin waffles. Not only are these waffles irresistibly delicious (and nutritious), they also offer a ketogenic macronutrient profile that is super light on the carbs and heavy on the healthy fats!
And while we’re publishing this recipe during the season for all things pumpkin – pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin bread, to name just a few – this superfood need not be reserved for the fall and winter. Pumpkin is a powerhouse food you should enjoy all year long.
The Many Nutrition Benefits of Keto Pumpkin Waffles
You see, with 200% of the daily value per cup, pumpkin is an outstanding source of the anti-aging antioxidant beta-carotene. It is also high in fiber, which promotes a long-lasting feeling of fullness and feeds the good bacteria in your gut.
With an inexpensive box of cooked organic pumpkin (Farmer’s Market is our favorite brand), you easily boost the nutrition in smoothies, sauces, soups, batters and more. However, keep in mind that because the antioxidant carotenoids in pumpkin are fat-soluble, you should consume them with a good dose of healthy fat like ghee, grass fed butter or coconut oil to maximize the benefits.
Of course, when it comes to the Keto Pumpkin Waffles in the recipe below, that’s really easy to do!
Today’s keto waffle recipe provides a substantial 12 grams of protein per delightful serving – helping to stoke your metabolism and keep you feeling satisfied for hours. And the macro-nutrient ratio of 81% fat, 13% protein and 3% carbohydrate, make these keto waffles a delicious fat-fueled breakfast!
So, let’s get started (you’ll find the bulleted recipe at the bottom of this post)!
Keto Pumpkin Waffles: A Decadent Paleo Comfort Food Breakfast in Just 10 Minutes
Using our versatile Miracle Mix – All Purpose Paleo Baking Blend, eggs, light coconut milk (or almond / cashew / cow’s milk), cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, a little vanilla, a smidge of gelatin (or xanthan gum), and a dash of Erythritol or stevia (if you’d like a sweeter waffle) you can whip up these delicious, nutrient-dense, comfort food waffles… in under 10 minutes!
First, let’s gather the ingredients…
Next, preheat your waffle iron. If you don’t already have a good, non-toxic ceramic waffle iron, the one we use and highly recommend is the Presto Ceramic Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker.
While your iron is heating, add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl….
Then whisk to combine…
Now, ladle your Paleo pumpkin waffle batter onto the waffle iron (I used about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle). If it’s a good ceramic one, there’s no need to grease beforehand.
Now close the lid and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions (I cooked mine for 3 minutes). Open the lid, carefully grab your Paleo pumpkin waffle with stainless steel tongs and place on a wire rack (this prevents each waffle from getting soggy while you cook the remaining ones).
Once all your waffles are finished pop them in the toaster oven to make them all equally warmed (if desired). While they heat, chop some pecans, slice up some butter and get your syrup ready. (We have been working on a Keto-Friendly “Maple Syrup” formula and will be rolling it out soon. Until then, Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup is a good option for those who want to keep this breakfast ultra-low carb and keto friendly).
It’s important to note that for these waffles to have a keto composition, you must add butter and pecans. But who doesn’t want butter and pecans on their pumpkin waffles?
Now dig in!
- ½ cup Miracle Mix
- 2 eggs + 1 egg white
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup light coconut milk
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (alcohol based, no sugar added)
- ½- 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp. gelatin or xanthan gum
- 1 Tbsp. Erythritol or 20 drops liquid stevia (optional for a sweeter waffle)
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 ounce pecans, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup
- Add all waffle ingredients to a medium bowl.
- Whisk well to combine.
- Ladle onto preheated waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Top each serving with 1 Tbsp. butter, ½ oz. chopped pecans and 1 Tbsp. Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup.
Nutrition Information Per Serving (As Prepared and Topped with 1 Tbsp. Butter, ½ oz. Pecans + 1 Tbsp. Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup)
443 calories, 38 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 15 g monounsaturated fat, 6 g polyunsaturated fat, 204 mg ALA, 37 mg CLA, 241 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g sugar alcohols, 7 g NET carb, 4 g sugar, 9.5 g fiber, 14 g protein, 380 mg sodium, 510 mg potassium, 242 mg phosphorous
Macro Ratio: 81% Fat | 13% Protein | 6% Carbohydrate
Nutrition Information Per Serving (As Prepared, Waffles Only)
236 calories, 17 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 6 g monounsaturated fat, 2.5 g polyunsaturated fat, 21 mg ALA, 0 mg CLA, 211 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate, 0 g sugar alcohols, 6 g NET carb, 3.5 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 13 g protein, 300 mg sodium, 449 mg potassium, 200 mg phosphorous
Macro Ratio: 67% Fat | 22% Protein | 11% Carbohydrate