Saturday Waffle: Squash Waffle!

Yay! It’s Saturday! For today’s waffle I decided to go with something a little autumn-like, a little pumpkin spice-like: The Squash Waffle!

I started with some frozen winter squash that I got from Hannaford (my second favorite supermarket after Trader Joe’s)…

Frozen Squash

I defrosted the squash in the microwave. It took about 5 minutes. In the meantime, I got my dry ingredients together…

SW Dry

  • Scant 1/4 cup of garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 scoops of Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein Powder in Snickerdoodle
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of baking powder

I am crazy with the baking powder. You can always use a little less, but I’m always afraid that my protein pancakes/waffles wont rise, but they always do!

Then I add the wet stuff…

SW Wet

  • Stevia – 1 packet
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of flax meal + 3 tablespoons of water – let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to gel up)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of the defrosted winter squash

I ended up adding a few more shakes of cinnamon and about a tablespoon more of squash as I was blending the batter. I wanted it to taste really spicy.

As I waited for the batter to become a waffle in the waffle iron (I’m sure there’s a better way to say that) – OH – While I waited for my waffle to cook, I made a small fig shake…

Fig Smoothie

I had some figs that were starting to get too-too soft so I wanted to use them up today. I had a vanilla fig smoothie yesterday morning and it was incredible. Today, I am leaving out the protein powder that I used yesterday and I’m making more of a shake.

  • 3 figs
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed
  • 1 scoop of MSM powder (my MSM comes with a tiny scoop)
  • 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • A couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • Ice
  • Unsweetened almond milk (till you reach the fill line)

Here is breakfast!

Squash Waffle and Fig Smoothie

I added some Greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon on top, along with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup (that’s not quite clean, but it’s a syrup with no sugar and no calories!).

To be honest, I wish I had oats to make oat flour for this recipe because the garbanzo bean flour gave it a savory taste, so I should have added even more cinnamon and stevia. Live and learn! Now you’ll know if you try this recipe – use more sweeteners if you use garbanzo bean flour in a sweet dish!

Enjoy!

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