Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Chocolate Waffles (Gluten-Free)

I really wanted 21 Day Fix approved waffles or pancakes this morning but didn’t have all of the ingredients for any of my existing recipes.  I decided to experiment with what I did have, and the outcome was delicious!

IMG_4135

Servings:  2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1.5 tablespoons unsweet cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • chocolate chips (a few)
  • Honey or maple syrup for topping

21 Day Fix Containers (per single serving):

  • 1 yellow (oats)
  • 1 red (eggs, egg whites, yogurt)
  • 1/4 green (there’s so little pumpkin you don’t really have to count it unless you really want to…)
  • teaspoons (depends on how much honey/syrup you use)

Directions:

  1. Turn on your waffle iron and allow it to preheat
  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips and honey/maple syrup to blender (oats, eggs, pumpkin, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, vanilla, salt, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and nutmeg)
  3. Blend ingredients until fully mixed with no large oat pieces
  4. Separate batter into two equal amounts (I like to measure it in two measuring cups)
  5. Pour 1/2 of the batter into your iron; depending on the iron size, it may not fill the entire iron
  6. Put a few chocolate chips on top of batter and close iron
  7. Cook waffle according to your waffle iron instructions
  8. Repeat cooking process with second waffle

Nutritional Information (without topping):  Calories 310, Fat 9.8 g, Cholesterol 211 mg, Sodium 726 mg, Potassium 207 mg, Carbs 38.4 g, Protein 17.8 g, Vitamin A 4.9%, Vitamin C 0.4%, Calcium 8.0%, Iron 20.6%

If you have any questions about 21 Day Fix, I would love to answer them.  Feel free to contact me in the comments below.  Check out my story here.

Needle Felted Pumpkin

I’ve been itching for months to try real free-form needle felting.  I got a little taste of it with my felted soap a few months ago.  When Etsy sent me an email featuring adorable felted pumpkin starter kits, I knew I had found my first project.  I wanted a kit to at least tell me what to do the first time I tried it.  If it was a good experience, I could experiment later.  I ordered the kit from Emma’s Garden Primitives.  It was a wonderful experience!  The kit shipped promptly, included everything I needed to make an adorable, palm-sized pumpkin, and included easy to follow instructions.  I couldn’t be more pleased!  The pumpkin is now friends with my knit cat.  🙂

IMG_2744

IMG_2745