Ancient Grain Waffles with Pumpkin Protein Mousse

Ancient Grain Waffles with Pumpkin Protein Mousse2019-03-02T17:17:13+00:00

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Prep time: 25-30 minutes  |  Total time: 35-45 minutes  |  Servings: 4 large waffles

[varies based on waffle maker size]


  • 1 cup warm water, reserved
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup teff flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Pre-heat waffle iron.  Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees and have a baking sheet and foil ready to keep cooked waffles warm.

In a small mixing bowl, combine ½ cup water and flaxseed. Whisk well and set aside for 5 minutes to allow mixture to thicken. This will serve as your “egg” in the recipe.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flaxseed mixture, remaining water, banana, oil, applesauce, and vanilla.  Mix well until smooth.  Sift in dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined [it is important not to over mix your batter].  Batter should be thick and smooth.

Spoon approximately ½ cup-⅔ cup of batter into waffle iron and cook until golden and firm, approximately 4-5 minutes [batter amount and cook time may vary from iron to iron].

Remove from iron and serve piping hot with classic waffle toppers such as maple syrup and fresh berries or Bubble Girl creations like Pumpkin Protein Mousse and Raw Dulce de “Leche” [recipes below]



Prep time: 5-10 minutes minutes  |  Total time: 5-10 minutes  |  Servings: 4 servings


  • ¾ cup cooked pumpkin, pureed
  • 1.5 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein (or allergy friendly protein powder of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon allergy friendly non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons PUMPKIN PIE SPICE


Combine  ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on high using an electric mixer.  If you do not have an electric mixer on hand, beat by hand or combine ingredients in a small food processor and process until smooth and fluffy.

Approximately (1 waffle without mousse): 3.6g protein/ 4g sugar/ 36g carb/ 16g fat/ 5g fiber/ 300 calories

Approximately (mousse topping for 1 waffle): 6.5g protein/ 1.7g sugar/ 5g carb/ <0.5g fat/ 1.6g fiber/ 43 calories

Recipe By: Kait Turshen of:

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