Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Belgian Waffles - Vegan

I hope you are having a fabulous Autumn! It's a great time of the year for sure. I'm just so happy. I think it's the weather. The temperatures have quickly cooled down here in North Carolina so it finally feels like fall. The leaves have even started to change around town so I'll be getting out this afternoon and going on a nature walk to take some colorful leaf shots. Can't wait to see what I find!

Over the weekend I spent most of my time cooking fall recipes. Fall is my favorite time of the year to be in the kitchen because I love all of the healthy seasonal ingredients that are in abundance. There is so much to choose from and the flavor combos are endless. I even recommend checking out your local farmers market for better prices and fresher quality fruits and vegetables.

I made several recipes with pumpkin puree including a pumpkin pasta with broccoli and mushrooms for dinner on Saturday night and these delicious and festive pumpkin Belgian waffles for Sunday breakfast. They are plant based of course and super delicious! The perfect fall breakfast!

Why you need to be eating more pumpkin...

Pumpkin puree is extremely nutritious! It contains high amounts of vitamin A which is a fat soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant. It plays a vital role in good vision, a healthy immune system (which we need during months where we are more susceptible to colds and illness) and overall cell growth. It also contains fiber, iron and vitamin C!

I love my Belgian waffle maker so much. I use the Oster Titanium Infused Belgian Waffle Maker. You can pick it up at Target. Matt and I got it as a wedding gift and it has been used almost weekly ever since. It's easy to clean and just perfect!

I recommend using the whole wheat flour for added fiber and a nice texture. Sometimes whole wheat flour can make things really stiff but I promise that these will come out light and airy.

I topped mine with some vegan butter (I use Earth Balance and you can find it right along side the regular butter in the grocery store) and pure maple syrup. It would also be really good with banana or strawberry slices and chopped pecans. Yum!

I hope you enjoy this healthy fall breakfast waffle recipe!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Belgian Waffles // Vegan Fall Breakfast Recipe

(makes 6 small waffles)

Dry Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 & 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Wet Ingredients:

1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium banana)

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla

2 T