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Pumpkin Latte Waffles

I know that there’s a lot of pumpkin recipes on here. I’m going through a phase, I guess - but fuck it - this stuff is delicious and wonderful. That said - I’ve made some suggestions below if you want to switch up the pumpkin!

Serves: 4 waffles (2 is the right amount for me, you do you)


INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp ground flax3 tbsp water

1/4 cup pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!!!)

6 date dates (soaked in hot water)

1/8 cup apple sauce

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (see below on how to make it)

1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened

1/3 cup strong-ass coffee

1 1/4 cup oat flour


DIRECTIONS:

Make a flax egg by mixing together the flax and water. Leave it on the counter while you get going on everything else.


If your dates aren’t moist soak those babies in hot water for a few minutes.


Turn your waffle maker on to start warming up.


Throw everything into a high speed blender - a magic bullet will also work - crank that fucker and leave it go till it’s all smooth as fuck. Transfer into a bowl if using the blender - if using the magic bullet just turn it over. Let the batter sit and thicken for a few minutes.


Pour 1/2 cup of batter into an oiled-up waffle iron. Close that shit and let it cook till steam stops coming out from the sides. At LEAST 5 minutes.


When done - repeat until you’re out of batter. Top with fresh fruit and some maple syrup if you’re so apt to do so. SMASH them into your mouth.


Freeze the leftovers - they’ll keep for a few months.


TIPS:

If you want to do a version of this without pumpkin I’d suggest an equal amount of mashed banana, apple sauce, maybe a pureed mango? Whatever fruit you can think of that will turn into a spreadable mash-type thing.


You could also make these as pancakes - just add more another 1/2 cup of almond milk or water or whatever to thin it out.


Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Make your own! For the amount needed above I recommend just shy of 2 tsp of ground ginger, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, dash of cloves.


If you don’t have oat flour just make your own with rolled oats in a blender. Just toss ‘em in and crank it up - seriously, it’s that fucking simple.


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