Maple Pumpkin Spice Waffles
I was recently told that my friend had created a dating profile for herself on the Internet. Being totally inspired by this, I decided to create one of my own. If any of you reading this are interested, or know someone who would benefit from how truly awesome I am, please feel free to contact me.
Quick note. I bake. BAM.
1. How would you describe yourself?
Well, I always carry packets of sugar in my purse, because you never really know when you’ll need it. Oh, and I purposefully hide money in the pockets of my jacket so I can find it later.
2. What’s your dream job?
I often think about joining the CIA. Like, James Bond status but cooler because I’d be able to dodge bullets… Like Neo. But I also want to be known by society, so I’d probably give up that dream to become a Hobbit who reads and eats apples all day. Look out for me in the Shire.
3. I’m really good at…
Tripping over my sneakers and making puppies fall in love with me. Also, I’m really good at forgetting where I park my car in parking lots.
4. What is one way you’ll leave your mark on society?
I like to drive slow in the fast lane. I save lives that way.
5. The first things people usually notice about me is…
The way I sparkle. Like Edward Cullen, except it doesn’t need to be in sunlight. I literally sparkle all the time.
6. What are your favorite books, music, music?
I think anything written by Thomas Hobbes is cheery, Rebecca Black made Friday awesome, and Glitter is the greatest movie ever made.
7. I spend a lot of time thinking about…
Why the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West. And why my hair never seems to set right.
8. What are the six things you could never live without?
Bad hair days.
9. Overall, I’m looking for…
Cookies right now.
10. What do you typically do on Friday nights?
Well, after this post, I’ll probably be dating.
11. You should message me if…
You’re dysfunctionally functional. Or if you want the recipe for these waffles.
They are super moist and super delicious, sweetened with maple syrup and a tiny pinch of sugar. Use So Delicious Pumpkin coconut milk in place of regular and you really notice that extra punch of spice. These are also whole wheat and are totally totalllyyyyyy vegan. You can’t tell, I promise. I’m being totally serious right now.
No sarcasm here. I save that for dates only.
Maple Pumpkin Spice Waffles
(yield 4 waffles)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats, processed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 large banana, mashed
1 cup So Delicious pumpkin spice coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine flour, processed oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and sugar in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat pumpkin and mashed banana together until combined. Pour in coconut milk, then maple syrup. Stir in vanilla and whisk ingredients until smooth. Pour into flour mixture.
Heat waffle maker on medium-high heat. Pour the waffle batter, one by one, onto the prepared pan and cook according to directions. Repeat this step until all the batter is used up.
Nutritional information: 265 calories, 2g fat, 58g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 7.5g fiber