Okay, Okay… you can go ahead and call me a “Basic Bitch,” if you want, I will fully take the title! The leaves may not be falling over here just yet, but soon as the first leaf drops you know I am pulling out my furry UGGs, and sipping on my skinny pumpkin spiced lattes.
September is always my favorite time of year, it’s full of change and new beginnings. The back to school sales are always the best, sweaters and knit hats are finally back in stores, and here in Idaho the weather starts to cool down.
It is so hard not to get suckered into the amazing treats pumpkin treats so that’s why I have been hard at work in the kitchen to come up with some new ways to make these treats a lot healthier, taste approved, and adjustable for macro counters.
If any of you competitors have ever prepped for fall competitions, then you know just how hard it is to walk by all the bakery and coffee shops that smell like basically pumpkin heaven, and not get anything but a black coffee.
So here is a recipe that tastes absolutely amazing and guilt free!
Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 Scoop Vanilla or Cinnamon Protein (used here Slap Nutrition Vanilla Frosting)
¼ Cup Pumpkin Puree
¼ Cup Almond Meal
1 Egg (egg replacer for allergies)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon
Heat and spray down waffle iron with olive oil spray. Mix all ingredients with enough water to a slightly runny consistency and pour into waffle iron.
Makes 2 large waffles.