We are elbow deep in pumpkin spice season and I am LOVING it. Bring on ALL of the sweater weather, halloween-y, pumpkin spice-y vibes 🎃🍁
Along with pumpkin spice season comes alllll the pumpkin spice treats ~ pumpkin spice mug cakes, pumpkin spice "oatmeal" and pumpkin spice latte smoothie. Unfortunately, most pumpkin spice flavored foods are loaded with sugar and therefore not supportive of a weight loss and wellness goal. This is why I'm on a mission to create a library of absolutely delish pumpkin spice flavored goodies that are high in protein and/or contain zero grams of added sugar. In fact you can click each of the links above (for the mug cake and other pumpkin spice treats) for my version of each of these recipes.
Lately, I've been LOVING protein waffles as my break-fast because it has 26 grams of complete protein per serving (making it great for a body recomposition goal) and contains zero grams of added sugar. Plus, you can easily whip up multiple servings and freeze them for an easy-peasy weekday toaster break-fast.
So today, I wanted to share my latest recipe combining two of my faves ~ protein waffles and pumpkin spice everything 😋
This recipe uses pumpkin puree instead of banana for alllll those fall vibes. It also opts for zero sugar chocolate chips to help keep it in line with weight loss and wellness goals. The hint of sweetness comes from my zero sugar Vanilla Protein Powder which uses monk fruit extract (zero sugar alcohols or stevia here!) and helps contribute to the whopping 26 grams of complete protein in this recipe.
Scroll down for my newest recipe ~ Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Waffles!
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles
2 scoops Autumn's Vanilla Protein Powder
1 egg (or 1 chia egg)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-2 Tbsp. zero sugar chocolate chips (I like Lily's)
1/2 cup berries
1/4 cup greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. homemade whipped cream
1 Tbsp. nut butter
2 Tbsp. nuts/seeds of choice
1/2 Tbsp. grass-fed butter
Preheat a waffle iron/machine. Combine all ingredients (except for the toppings) in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Cook according to your waffle iron/machine's instructions.
Serve with 2-4 toppings. If you are more active/have higher satiety needs, aim for 4 servings of toppings. If you are less active/have lower satiety needs, aim for 2 servings of toppings.