did you say pumpkin spice waffles?

Fall is here!  Okay, so it's not jacket weather yet where we live, but it is out of the 90's so I am pretty excited!  Fall, hands down, is my favorite season.  There is nothing better than getting all cozy & going for a brisk walk while sipping on a warm coffee (or tea).  Fall also means that it is finally time to bust out your boots & scarves!  I seriously have way to many scarves, but I love it!  I have been waiting all summer for fall... Is that wrong?  I get all giddy when I start to see the leaves change color & we are really excited to see what fall looks like here in Virginia!  Also, just so you all are aware, Starbucks is having a buy one, share one ~ any fall drink from 2-6pm!  And the best part is that it starts TODAY & ends the 21st!  So grab your favorite person & get a pumpkin spice latte or salted caramel mocha :)  

Speaking of pumpkin spice, I seriously love making it every year!  It is just 4 simple ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & cloves (easy on the cloves, unless you like cloves, then go all in!).  I use this pumpkin spice in so many different fall time recipes!  Whether it is bread, muffins, cookies or my very favorite: waffles!  Our little family has a Saturday waffle tradition.  When Matt & I were first married, we dedicated Saturdays as waffle days.  We get really creative & change up the recipe all the time.  We have made chocolate chip waffles, banana waffles, gingerbread waffles & molasses waffles.  We use Bobs Red Mill gluten free pancake mix as the base & it is THE best gluten free mix in my opinion!  Recently, we have ventured out just a little & bought Maple Grove Farms gluten free pancake & waffle mix from Target.  Matt says that he likes it better than Bobs but I am still on the fence.  Either way, they are both pretty good, but for this post I will be using the Maple Grove Farms mix.  Now for those of you that can eat gluten, go ahead & sub out the GF mix with one of your own!

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

1 cup pancake/waffle mix (we used the Maple Grove
1 1/3 cup coconut milk
1 egg
1 Tablespoon oil
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 Tablespoon pureed pumpkin

{Pre-heat your waffle iron}

1.  Mix all wet ingredient first & then add the dry & mix with a wire whisk or fork.
2.   I spray the waffle maker with Trader Joe's non-stick coconut spray & it works really well.
3.  Pour batter on waffle iron & cook!
4.  Makes about 6 waffle squares

{ Oliver approved }

Seriously, so easy & it tastes so good!  Tastes like a perfectly overcast fall morning, which is exactly what it is like today!  Top it off with some coconut or whipped cream (this site has a great coconut whipping cream recipe!) or powdered sugar & drizzle with your favorite maple syrup!  I hope you guys enjoy & have a wonderful Wednesday!

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