Butternut Squash Waffles

I’m not exactly a huge fan of squash. In fact, I will rarely ever eat squash voluntarily. However, one of the rare instances in which I will literally devour a heaping plate of squash is when it is in waffle form.

One day I was looking through my kitchen and found a butternut squash. I peeled, chopped, and popped the squash in the oven for a good 40 minutes.

I also had some leftover pear so I decided to make a topping out of it for the waffle using walnuts and granola.

Believe me when I say these waffles tasted NOTHING like squash. Read on to find out how to make this delicious breakfast treat.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups cooked, pureed butternut squash
  • ½ cup of oat flour
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of soy milk
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

For the pear topping

  • 1 peeled pear, core removed and diced
  • 3 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbsp. chopped granola
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

Prep time: 5 Minutes    |    Cooking time: 10 minutes

For the waffles:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the squash, soy milk, yeast, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Heat a waffle maker with coconut oil
  4. Spread the squash batter onto the waffle maker and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side

For the pear topping:

  1. Heat a shallow skillet with coconut oil. Add the diced pear, walnuts, granola, and raisins to the hot oil
  2. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the pear mixture
  3. Cook until the pear is just softened, then take off of the stove and reserve
  4. Put the pear mixture on top of the waffles. If you want an extra pop of colour and sweetness, top the waffles off with sliced strawberries and blackberries

butternut squash waffle

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