Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

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Well, it’s September, which means pumpkin spice season has officially begun. I’m going to apologize in advance because I get the feeling that you will be seeing a LOT of pumpkin-based recipes in the near future. The reason for this is two-fold: 1) I really like pumpkin, and 2) it takes a lot of cooking to go through one can of pumpkin when you’re the only one eating it. So, to kick off our annual Vegan Keto Pumpkin Fest (which I have just now decided is a thing), let’s make some vegan keto pumpkin spice waffles!

Fellow Celiacs rejoice here because these bad boys are totally gluten-free. They’re also nut-free (unless you top them with nuts, but that’s on you), soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free. There’s a lot of freedom here. I have a lot of food intolerances (and some fun allergies), so I completely understand the frustration of finding a recipe that is somehow vegan and low carb or keto-friendly and then seeing that it contains an ingredient that will send you into anaphylaxis. If that ingredient for you happens to be coconut…I’m sorry. I’ll work on something coconut-free for the future, so you can enjoy as well!

Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles | MeatFreeKeto.com - These vegan keto pumpkin spice waffles are the perfect treat for a fall breakfast or brunch. They're gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb and surprisingly easy to make!

Notes on Making Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

  • Grease the waffle iron! This is the most important note, so I’m bolding it and saying it again: grease the waffle iron!
  • This recipe makes one serving – either 2 mini waffles or 1 big waffle. I suggest making the mini waffles because they’re easier to remove from the pan.
  • I like to top mine with more syrup, some chopped pecans and a little vegan buttery spread. Coconut cream and cinnamon are also delicious options.
  • If you don’t have any sugar-free “maple” syrup on hand, increase the water/non-dairy milk to 1/4 instead of just 2 tbsp and add in 1 tbsp granulated sweetener.
  • Be sure to check the label of canned pumpkin! The pre-made pie filling (that is loaded with sugar) often has the exact same label. I’ve made this mistake before. 🙁
  • When calculating out the nutrition/macros for this recipe, note that the carbs from the erythritol are subtracted out and don’t count towards net carbs, as erythritol doesn’t really digest or impact blood sugar levels.
  • While I try to be as accurate as possible with the nutrition information, different brands and varieties of ingredients will have different macros. So, be sure to check labels thoroughly!
  • I used Anthony’s coconut flour, Lakanto maple syrup and the USDA database entry for canned pumpkin and psyllium for this recipe to come up with these macros. I also subtracted out the sugar alcohols from the syrup to arrive at the total.

Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles | MeatFreeKeto.com - These vegan keto pumpkin spice waffles are the perfect treat for a fall breakfast or brunch. They're gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb and surprisingly easy to make!

Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles | MeatFreeKeto.com - These vegan keto pumpkin spice waffles are the perfect treat for a fall breakfast or brunch. They're gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb and surprisingly easy to make!

Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

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These vegan keto pumpkin spice waffles are the perfect treat for a fall breakfast or brunch. They're gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb and surprisingly easy to make!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan keto
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving of waffles
Calories 217

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tbsp whole psyllium husk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Grease the waffle iron and preheat it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In another small bowl, stir together the wet ingredients until completely mixed.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly incorporated and a thick dough forms. This won't look at all like a traditional waffle batter. It's important to let the dough rest for at least 5 minutes, so everything can set up properly. Otherwise, the psyllium may not bind as is needed.
  • Form the dough into one or two balls (depending on how many waffles you want) and cook according to the waffle iron instructions.
  • Top as you please and enjoy!

Notes

To calculate net carbs - subtract the grams of fiber and sugar alcohols (if applicable) from the total grams of carbohydrates in the recipe.
For sweeteners, I prefer to use Lakanto. It’s the brand I’ve found that works best for baking, and doesn’t upset my stomach. You can save 15% if you shop on their site using the code MeatFreeKeto.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.1g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 15.6g | Fiber: 13.6g


8 thoughts on “Vegan Keto Pumpkin Spice Waffles (gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)”

    • Hi Jane! I have a small can of spray coconut oil that I use. Just one quick spray on either side. When it’s too cold for that, I’ll just use a little bit of coconut oil on a silicon brush and spray it around. I’d say a half tsp if using the oil without the spray bottle and max 1/4 tsp with the spray bottle.

      I hope that was helpful! 🙂

  • These look delicious! I’m not vegan but I am trying out dairy free keto and this would be a great recipe to make on the weekend. But, I do not have a waffle maker. Can I just make these in a pan as pancakes, or do they not turn out as well? Thank you!

    • Hi Chantell, great question! You can make them in a pan, but the batter is much thicker than with traditional pancakes. So, they need to be made a little thicker and then regular pancakes and then flipped very carefully! I also usually grease the pan with coconut oil to make sure they don’t stick. 🙂

      I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

  • Delicious is definitely the word for these! Quick question: Do you know how I’d take the pumpkin out? A few of us in the family can’t eat it, but would keep the pumpkin spice for sure. Will it mess up the wet/dry consistency?

    • Hi! Thank you for the kind words!! This is a really good question – you can just replace the pumpkin puree with nondairy milk and the consistency will be totally fine 😀

  • I just bought a Cuisinart double Belgium waffle maker. I want to make vegan Keto waffles. My first attempt : once iron was preheated, I brushed grill with avocado oil.. It all stuck to both sides of grills. Can Keto vegan waffles be made on this Cuisinart model?

    • Hi Beth! I don’t have any experience with that waffle maker, but I assume it’s nonstick, which should be totally fine. I actually just use a little one by Dash that I picked up at TJ Maxx. 🙂

      An important step is to make sure that the liquid has all been absorbed by the coconut flour and psyllium. Perhaps the dough was still too loose? It should be dough-like and not batter-like.

      I hope that’s helpful!