Fall is finally here and the stores are filling up with pumpkin flavored everything. For those of you who don’t know pumpkin is my all time favorite flavor. But to keep myself from being tempted to buy all those overly priced, artificially flavored pumpkin things I find ways to make my own healthy versions. This morning was perfect for pumpkin waffles and hot coffee before hitting the gym. This recipe is very filling and has a ton of healthy protein and fiber.
Protein Pumpkin Waffles
1 Serving (two waffles)
Calories: 350 | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Carbs: 17.7g | Fiber: 11g
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup whey protein powder (I used Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl)
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 tbsp almond flour
1 tsp pumpkin spice
- Heat up your waffle maker and spray it with nonstick spray (I use Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray)
- Using a blender, food processor or whisk mix all ingredients until well incorporated
- Pour batter into your waffle maker and patiently wait for this pumpkin amazingness
- Top with your favorite healthy toppings. I used a little almond butter, cinnamon, honey and organic whole milk yogurt. It was amazballs!
What are your fall favorites you can’t live without?