Meet my newest paleo breakfast obsession.
I am typically more of a fan of a savory breakfast but sometimes a girl just wants waffles. Especially this time of year when pumpkin anticipation has officially taken over my life. I CAN’T WAIT FOR PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!
As someone who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen first thing in the morning, I appreciate an easy breakfast recipe that won’t have me breaking a sweat before I even finish my first cup of coffee. No beating egg whites separately and then gently folding them in, you know? This recipe is all mixed in one bowl and then cooks up in minutes.
These paleo pumpkin waffles are so yummy! You get just a hint of the pumpkin — it’s not overpowering, but you know it’s there. They are a little spicy thanks to the cinnamon and cloves in the pumpkin pie spice, and super yummy because of the banana. And don’t worry if you aren’t a coconut person, the coconut flour and coconut oil don’t add much flavor but the coconut flour gives the waffles that texture that I absolutely love in paleo baked goods.
My husband likes to cover his in sunflower seed butter and then fold it sandwich style for a portable breakfast, but I prefer to spread mine with the sunflower seed butter and then drizzle a little warm maple syrup over the top. Because why not? It is so delicious that way, and I definitely recommend that you try it on any waffle.
Paleo waffles can be such a pain. Sometimes they stick to the waffle maker, sometimes they fall apart when you try to remove them, sometimes they are so dense and dry that you can’t even eat them. But these? They are light and fluffy and definitely one of the best paleo waffle recipes I have tried.2
Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend. I’m so not looking forward to waking up early tomorrow.
I had THE BEST time on my trip! I learned so much, had the best view from my window, and stayed up waaaaaay too late complaining about Pinterest with people who understood my whining.
It was awesome.
I also got addicted to Jane the Virgin – are you watching it? I went through all the episodes of Reign I’d been saving and then I watched the most recent How To Get Away with Murder episodes (OMG), and then started Jane the Virgin since my flights were delayed and then delayed and then delayed some more.
And now, as I write this, I’m watching episode 7 and I can’t stop. I thought it would be super cheesy but it’s so Ugly Betty-like and I am obsessed.
After days of eating whatever I want (like, I literally bought 3 candy bars in the Denver airport – whoops!), it’s time to get back to my regular semi-healthy routine.
And btw, Clementine gained a good 2 pounds while I was gone. My husband – who “doesn’t like dogs” – is obsessed with Clementine and gives her whatever she wants. And now she is quite round.
Anyway, my blogging bestie has been doing Waffle Wednesday on her blog every week which has left me craving waffles like you wouldn’t believe. And she has inspired me to try more Paleo waffle recipes!
These Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles are so delicious that I’ve made them twice in the last couple weeks. My husband and I like to cover them with Sunbutter and banana slices.
I have big news.
I used a whisk to make these.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re all “Huh? A whisk? Why is that a big deal?”
Because I haven’t owned a whisk since sometime in 2007. I get A) tired of cleaning certain kitchen tools or B) tired of storing certain kitchen tools. So I trash them.
See also: potato masher and/or apple corer.
So anyway, I’ve gotten along just fine for many years just using a fork to whisk whatever needed to be whisked. But when my mom came out to visit, she was all “Where’s your whisk?” and then when my aunt came out to visit, she was all “You don’t have a whisk?”
I get it guys, I’m supposed to have a whisk.
I bought TWO at Ikea last weekend. Everyone can now stop worrying about how I’m making pudding or gravy or waffle batter.
Speaking of waffles, I made some. My friend Nicole is doing a waffle recipe every week this year and I’ve been so inspired by her. I made my Coconut Flour Waffles last week but this week I was in the mood for something different.
Maple Bacon Yeast Waffles!
I’m obsessed with yeast waffles, we know this. There is nothing better than being able to make waffle batter at midnight, pop it in the fridge, and then just cook them off in the AM when you’re not awake enough to make anything else. Plus, these are super delicious.
As if it hasn’t become really apparent over the years, I get bored really easily. Not like, sitting on the couch flipping channels bored but I get bored of things quickly. Hobbies, books, tv shows, etc, etc, etc.
So on our epic roadtrip earlier this summer, it’s really no surprise that by hour 4 I was done with my playlist. I hated every song. I never wanted to hear them again. I’m still kind of hating it a month later.
My children hated every minute of it.
I really got into Balanced Bites which is a paleo/overall health podcast and after many, many hours of listening, I got really excited about paleo living. I was all YES! WHEN WE GET HOME, EVERYONE’S GOING PALEO! THE KIDS, THE DOGS, EVERYONE!
This lasted about 5 minutes once we actually got home but I discovered a really awesome waffle recipe so… I call it a win.
I dig what coconut flour does for recipes. Especially these waffles. They’re really light and fluffy and the coconut flour adds just a little extra texture and a very slight coconut flavor. Plus coconut flour is high in protein, fiber, and good fats!