I love waffles. Like LOOOVE waffles. But I hate how long they usually take to make. Oddly enough this recipe was actually meant to be pancakes. Except that would’ve required more hands on time and I am lucky to get the coffee made at 5:30AM. No way am I going to bust out a fancy waffle recipe unless it’s the weekend and 8AM! You can all thank my laziness and need to slowly ease into my day for this recipe.
These Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles are so freakin easy and so good! With just 5 ingredients how could you not love this! One bowl mixing too! Actually next time I make them I will probably farm it out to my oldest daughter to make. Not that its a chore for her, she loves to be in the kitchen cooking. As a matter of fact, we just had a talk about her getting to make dinner one day a week, with me as her assistant of course. She and I will sit down together to create the menu she wants. Then she gets to make it! Mini-me is almost ten. Plenty old enough or I should actually say mature enough to to do this. My hope is to teach her basic life skills and to help nurture her love of cooking. I’m excited for this time with her, to teach her not just how to cook but how to cook real food.
I used Vega Vanilla Flavor Protein and Greens Powder in this recipe. It has a nice mild flavor and pretty clean ingredients. You can find it at Costco or on Amazon in the link* above for around $30! Use whatever vanilla or plain protein powder you have though.
5 Ingredient Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles
- 1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 large, free range eggs
- 1/4 cup protein powder (vega plant and protein vanilla)
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- Preheat waffle iron to medium heat (mine was a setting of 3).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
- Grease waffle iron, and add half the batter to the hot iron.
- Cook until crispy and fully cooked.
- Add some butter/ghee/coconut oil and drizzle with maple syrup. MMMM so good!
*update* I had someone ask if they could use the Vega chocolate protein powder for this. My suggestion was to swap out the pumpkin for ripe bananas and omit the spices. You’ll be left with a chocolate covered banana waffle! YUM!
ENJOY! Oh, and wish me luck on the adventure of teaching my mini-me to make dinner!