With Mother’s Day just around the corner, brunch is on many people’s minds lately! For those of you who want a tasty brunch without all the unhealthy ingredients, look no further than this clean eats recipe: pumpkin buckwheat waffles. Buckwheat, although it contains the word “wheat” is actually a gluten free whole grain that doesn’t contain wheat whatsoever. Buckwheat has a rich, earthy, and robust flavor that is the perfect compliment to some naturally sweet pumpkin. On top of it, studies have shown that a diet high in buckwheat is linked to lower cholesterol, decreased blood pressure, fewer blood sugar spikes, and a reduced risk of diabetes. Ummm… score! It makes you wonder why buckwheat isn’t at the top of the everyone’s list of “superfoods” nowadays!
Pumpkin Buckwheat Waffles (Serves 1)
3 tablespoons buckwheat pancake mix (such as Hodgson’s Mill)
3 tablespoons egg whites (2 egg whites, depending on the size)
3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 packets truvia/stevia
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
vegan option: replace egg whites with chia eggs (soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in 3 tablespoons of water for roughly 5 minutes before adding to the recipe)
Preheat a lightly oiled waffle iron. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Once the waffle iron is sufficiently hot, pour the pumpkin buckwheat waffle mix onto the waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle iron’s directions. This recipe will make 1 large 6 inch round waffle. Serve with maple syrup, agave syrup, raw honey, or a yogurt drizzle if desired!
Nutrition info per waffle: 135 calories, 25 grams of carbs, 12 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat
For Mother’s Day, I created a couple of cute gift baskets for the much-deserving-mothers in my life, including pumpkin spice tea, French white tea handmade soaps, ingredients for pumpkin buckwheat waffles, along with a card filled with recipe instructions. It was the perfect simple (yet thoughtful) gift for the upcoming holiday. Hope you enjoy this recipe guys!