It was imminent.
Pumpkin everything has arrived.
I bought my first jar a week ago and it was just begging to be used, staring at me from the pantry.
I’ve already made three pumpkin recipes since opening the jar – sorry I’m not sorry for the amount of pumpkin recipes coming your way. You’ll just have to embrace the orange pumpkin puree.
It’s just that when it is raining outside, cold, gloomy and I have a pumpkin cupcake candle burning I can’t help but bake something with pumpkin spice. I bought a new jar of pumpkin spice for the season – and yes I know you can make your own but I like buying a pre-made pumpkin spice and then I always add in extra fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon to make it even more spicy. I like spicy pumpkin baked goods – like pumpkin pie.
It’s actually hard to believe that Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving) is only two weeks away. What happened to September? Summer was here and then all of a sudden it was fall and then it was October. Like, woah.
I’ve been working lots – thankfully – which is probably why September flew by. Is it wrong that Adam and I have already stocked up on candy for Halloween? I’ve hidden it downstairs in the office in hopes that we will not eat all 250 pieces of it before the 31st. So far, the plastic has yet to be ripped open. I’ll keep you updated.
I’m stupidly excited for Halloween this year. It’s our first in our new house and I am SO looking forward to trick-or-treaters. I’ve already bought decorations from the dollar store and even Lainey has a new Halloween costume. It’s adorable – and she
hates loves it. I’ll be sure to post a picture of her in it for Halloween. She also has a new rain jacket – which she runs away from every time I try and wriggle her into it.
Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, right up there with Christmas. I love decorating, getting dressed up, handing out candy, visiting the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins. Everything about October is good.
Specifically the pumpkins.
I made these pumpkin waffles last weekend as our first foray into pumpkin everything season. It was also the first day of Fall so it was deemed a must. They are very heavy waffles, so one or two per person is plenty. This makes about 6 waffles.
You can always tell which is mine and which is Adams – because mine will have the scoop of nut butter on top. These waffles can get messy, and they’re OH. SO. Good.
Happy Fall Y’all.
I adapted these waffles from this recipe for sweet potato waffles.
- 3/4 cup Almond flour
- 2 tablespoons Coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- Dash of Pumpkin Spice + Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 Eggs
- 1½ teaspoons Vanilla
- ½ tablespoons Melted Coconut oil
- ⅓ cup Almond milk
- Preheat your waffle iron, I heat mine on the medium setting.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl plus the spices.
- Whisk together the wet ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop batter onto heated waffle iron. The batter will be quite thick so feel free to spread it on with the back of a spoon.
- Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, for me it is usually about 4-5 minutes on medium.
- Top with warmed berries, nut butter, sliced bananas etc.
- These are a heavier waffle, so 1-2 per person is plenty!