Pumpkins aren't just for carving jack-o'-lanterns or decorating during fall; they also offer a wealth of health benefits when incorporated into baked goods. These versatile orange gourds are packed with nutrients, making them a delightful addition to your recipes!First and foremost, pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body. This nutrient is crucial for maintaining healthy vision, skin, and a robust immune system. Additionally, the fiber content in pumpkins supports digestive health, aiding in regular bowel movements.When you use pumpkin in baked goods, it can help reduce the overall calorie count. Pumpkin puree can be used as a substitute for butter or oil in recipes, reducing unhealthy fats and calories while adding moisture. This makes your treats more heart-healthy and waistline-friendly.Moreover, pumpkin contributes a unique earthy sweetness to baked goods without excessive sugar. It's also a good source of vitamins C and E, as well as potassium, which supports heart health and reduces blood pressure.Pumpkin's versatility means it can be used in various baked delights, from moist pumpkin bread to scrumptious pumpkin muffins. Its mild flavor pairs well with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, making it a staple ingredient in beloved seasonal treats like pumpkin pie. And that's why come fall, we love it in these Pumpkin Spice Waffles!
- eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1.5 cups Water
- 1/4 cup Oil
- 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin!
1. Heat up your Waffle Iron
2. In a medium bowl, mix together eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. Pancake & Waffle mix together with maple syrup, water, oil, pumpkin and apple cider vinegar
3. Place batter in waffle iron and cook until done. Allow to cool & Enjoy!