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Pumpkin Pie Waffles

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Up until 5 years ago, I had absolutely no Thanksgiving Traditions of my own. No grandma’s pumpkin pie recipe to put a twist on, no after-turkey game day rituals to prep for, no hand-me-down stretchy pants to stay warm in. Yup, I was Thanksgiving-traditionless!

You see, I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving. So, when a college friend asked me to spend my first Thanksgiving with her and her family in Ohio, I was thrilled – and fascinated! First there was her aunt’s twist on her grandma’s pumpkin pie, then there was the after-turkey game of “pile-up” followed by caroling in snowy driveways in hand-me-down warm, stretchy pants! Even though my first ever pumpkin pie was almost squeezed out of me in that human-pile-up, and, I needed MOTRIN® IB after all the times I fell down in those snowy driveways, I decided I was going to live off of other people’s Thanksgiving traditions for eva!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Waffles

At least… that was until five years ago…

You see, around five years ago on Thanksgiving eve, I, quite unconsciously, gave birth to my own Thanksgiving Tradition. Yes, five years ago, on Thanksgiving eve I began planning and scheming …about what color I was going to paint my kitchen! And, thus it began. Every year since, every Thanksgiving eve, I have found myself gathering together paint and brushes, masking off baseboards, taking switch plates off and …painting.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Last year, I painted my high-ceilinged family room. This year, I painted my daughter’s nook-and-crannied, bathroom. While I’m prepping, I psych myself into painting the whole house. I think my head think’s am in my 20s. But…every year after I’ve finished one room, my body reminds me that my 20s are long, long gone! I pull out my winter toolkit stocked with Extra Strength TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® IB from Target to help ease my achy joints and muscles, and set brushes and paint aside – until the following Thanksgiving eve! Is it just me and my old self or does the cold really make “the ouches” more pronounced?

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Over these past five years, part of my Thanksgiving-Tradition of painting also includes my post-painting breakfast! Usually it is an indulgent one – like these Pumpkin Pie Waffles! These are not my usual low-sugar, butter-free waffles. These are loaded with brown sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, full fat coconut milk, eggs and butter! Pretty much all the elements of pumpkin pie. Of course, I had to throw in some ground up quick oats and protein-packed chia seeds to give these a bit of a nutritional kick – and help with recovery. While these waffles are indulgent ones, they are still lactose-free and gluten-free provided you use certified GF oats!

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So, this 2016, what were some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
And – does, your winter toolkit happen to have Extra Strength TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® IB in it for when “the ouches” hit?

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

Yield: 6 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These indulgent and decadent Pumpkin Pie Waffles with chia seeds are still gluten free and lactose free!


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter - softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats ground up, my kitchen hack is that I grind up quick oats in my blender and use it as oat flour as needed
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Cooking oil spray - for waffle iron


  1. Heat your waffle iron
  2. Meanwhile, place all ingredients - the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, butter, salt, brown rice flour, quick oats, baking powder, coconut milk, eggs and vanilla in a bowl, and using an electric mixer, blend them well.
  3. Pour into waffle iron and let cook
  4. We enjoyed these at room temperature with no dairy whipped topping, powdered sugar and maple syrup.

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Demeter | Beaming Baker

Thursday 1st of December 2016

So I saw these on FB the other and I just gawked. Then drooled. Then gawked again. Just sayin'. Shashi, you know I love all the pumpkin pie flavored things... but add that to waffles and I'm beyond sold! Okay, this just made me spit out my coffee, I was laughing so hard: "my first ever pumpkin pie was almost squeezed out of me in that human-pile-up" Also, painting as a Thanksgiving tradition is awesome! I love how you're always coming up with creative ways to get in the festive spirit! Hand me a paint brush to help ya and um... some of these waffles? ;) Happy almost weekend my friend! xo

helen @ Scrummy Lane

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Hi Shashi! Holiday traditions are so lovely, and I'm glad you're slowly getting some of your own. I'd be happy to have any tradition that ends with these gorgeous-looking waffles!


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Dear Shashi, I love your own little Thanksgiving tradition. I have the traditional traditions, if you know what I mean. The turkey and all its trimmings, and lots of pies! I start my cooking 48 hours before the big day but I still always find myself rushing about the morning of...thank goodness for motrin!

These pumpkin pie waffles are a new tradition I can get behind...what a great way to start off the holiday morning. They sound fantastic and I know the family would love them. xoxo

Asha Shivakumar

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I can totally relate to what you wrote. All this is so new and I absolutely love it now. Sashi, this is amazing. Pumpkin pie waffles, oh so so yummy my darling friend,. Big hugs to you and your darling girl. xoxo

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

My family has tons of holiday traditions, that sadly I have not incorporated into my own holidays. I should, but it's kind of hard to bust out all the stops and keep big traditions alive when it is just Boy and I.. and our dog. ;) But this year I'm going to make an honest effort to AT LEAST decorate the house.. which is one step up from last year!! Lol. Anyways, I am a HUGE fan of waffles! Seriously, is there anything better than weekend brunch involving waffles? I think not! And these waffles are just perfect for this time of year Shashi!! Need to add these to our weekend rotation! Cheers, friend! xo