pumpkin protein french toast waffles

by purelytwins

Gluten-free pumpkin french toast waffles.This breakfast idea is full of fiber and lots of protein! 

Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked waffles in the morning with sticky sweet maple syrup? Or for us any time of the day?

Healthy pumpkin protein french toast waffle recipe

Gluten-free pumpkin french toast waffles recipe.This breakfast idea is full of fiber and lots of protein! Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked waffles in the morning with sticky sweet maple syrup?

We have shared our love of waffles especially protein packed waffles.

And the funny thing is Michelle and I weren’t big on french toast growing up, again we were pancakes girls. But we did like enjoying french toast from time to time for something different.

We know we are not the first ones to think of waffle meets french toast idea, but we made ours a little differently. More on that below.

Gluten-free pumpkin french toast waffles recipe.This breakfast idea is full of fiber and lots of protein! Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked waffles in the morning with sticky sweet maple syrup? This recipe has been brewing in our minds for a while now and we both were so pleased  with the results! I had made this recipe a few weeks ago for Gary and I, but remade it this morning for Michelle to enjoy!

These french toast waffles turned out as delectable as they look. Light, spongy, not too sweet and hearty enough to be a stand alone breakfast.  It’s perfect for the holidays or a special occasion brunch.

Mr. Waffle meets  Mrs. French Toast!


Not your typical french toast which uses leftover and stale bits of bread.  Here we decided to use freshly made waffles.

The first time I made this recipe I was lazy impatient and just went ahead and cooked them on skillet instead of soaking the egg milk mixture in with the protein waffles. When I made them for Michelle today, we decided to try soaking the waffles for at least 30 minutes before we bake them again. And folks, that little bit of extra soaking time made a huge difference. So lesson learned sometimes things are worth the wait.

We took our basic coconut flour protein waffles and added in some pumpkin since its that time of year. For more pumpkin flavor we put some pumpkin puree in the milk egg mixture. Though the flavor of pumpkin is not overwhelming. It lingers there in the back along with the sweetness of the maple syrup and egg mixture.

Gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin waffles made with coconut flour and protein powder. Can be made grain-free.


We actually realized we could have baked these french toast waffles again in the waffle maker, but did it on the skillet instead. Next time we will have to make it in waffle maker.

We toasted the french toast waffles in a greased skillet until golden brown on each side. Though folks, these are  not your thin, crispy waffles but instead soft – more  hearty, cake-like style waffles. Just as comforting and drool worthy.


Whatever you want to call them… waffles meet french toast… french toast waffles…they were delicious. And oh soooo satisfying!

Gluten-free pumpkin french toast waffles recipe.This breakfast idea is full of fiber and lots of protein! Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked waffles in the morning with sticky sweet maple syrup?

And special thanks to Gary for eating his french toast waffles cold. He waited so patiently while I snapped my (hundreds) photos.  The joys of being married to a food blogger – eating your food cold! Something Michelle and I are used to but our dear guests are so sweet in waiting.


pumpkin protein french toast waffles (gluten-free, dairy-free)

The perfect fall breakfast. Pumpkin french toast waffles that are protein packed. Gluten-free dairy-free waffles. Can be made grain-free. A healthy breakfast!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: makes 4 large waffles 1x



  • 1/2 cup brown rice protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (or just plain coconut or almond milk should be fine)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
  • 3 eggs

Egg-Milk mixture:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat your waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl place your coconut flour, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk till combined.
  3. Next place your egg into your dry ingredients along with your coconut oil and buttermilk, and whisk together. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature!
  4. By this time your waffle maker should be ready to go.
  5. Scoop the waffle batter into the hot waffle maker. Set your waffle maker to whatever setting you like (we did ours in the middle) and let the waffles cook till the maker beeps to let you know they are done. Pop the waffles out of waffle maker onto a plate.
  6. As your waffles are cooking, you can make your egg coconut milk mixture. When waffles are done, place your waffles in a large bowl to let them soak up the yummy goodness that awaits them. We suggest letting the waffles soak in the egg coconut milk mixture for about 30 minutes.
  7. Once soaking is done, you may cook the french toast waffles on a skillet or place back in waffle maker (which we did not do, we did on the skillet).
  8. And waffles, especially french toast waffles just scream toppings! In our case we adore the sweetness of maple syrup with our waffles.
  9. Feel free to top with whatever you like!
  10. Topping ideas: coconut oil, maple syrup, honey, whipped cream, butter, yogurt, fruit, or whatever you like on your waffles.

This recipe was inspired by our coconut flour protein waffles.

Now you can start your day off right with protein packed pumpkin waffles!


Now with our full french toast waffle bellies off to go have some more fun in the kitchen.

Twins Question: Have you ever had french toast waffles? Do you like french toast or waffles? Or both? 

till next time,



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babs November 14, 2012 - 11:47 am

Way to make something delicious even more delicious! I’ve been looking for a waffle maker, but can’t find one without teflon coating. Do you guys have a good one you can recommend with a green non-stick coating?

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

I got my waffle maker as a wedding gift from Crate and Barrel and really like it

Heather @ Sweetly Raw November 14, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Ah, such a cool idea girls! Never seen this before. I’ll always go for a waffle before french toast but I’d try a french toast waffle!… with lots of maple syrup and some pecans on top 😉

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 2:32 pm

oh yes pecans that sounds delicious!!!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie November 14, 2012 - 12:41 pm

These look AMAZING. Can’t wait to give them a try. Maybe even throw some fruit in… Maybe! 🙂

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

oh yes! possibilites are endless with toppings and add-ins!

Paige November 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

omg what an awesome idea! Totally trying this 🙂

kim@hungryhealthygirl November 14, 2012 - 2:13 pm

I love french toast and waffles….a match made in heaven!

Erica November 14, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Making them! Its about time I got my waffle iron back out!!

Katie November 14, 2012 - 2:37 pm

I think my waffle maker might be too big for these! Maybe I can make them pancakes?

Love ya girls!

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 10:28 pm

definitely as pancakes 😉 think that is a great idea 🙂 hugs

Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness November 14, 2012 - 2:47 pm

These look amazing! I would never think to make french toast out of a waffle! Genius! Even just the waffles alone sound amazing!

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 10:28 pm

thanks girl!

Lisa November 14, 2012 - 5:16 pm

These look amazing!! I wonder if they could be made without whole eggs? My naturopath wants me to avoid the yolk for a few weeks…sad times!

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 10:28 pm

sorry to hear that, egg whites should be fine, probably provide a light waffle but still delicious.

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean November 14, 2012 - 8:30 pm

not gonna lie. pretty much obsessed with this idea!

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 10:28 pm

us too 😉

Christy November 14, 2012 - 9:46 pm

seems like the perfect combo! I only love waffles if they have flavor to them, so these would definitely fit the bill! French toast is also one of my favorite things ever! pinning! 🙂

purelytwins November 14, 2012 - 10:29 pm

thanks Christy!!

Kristi @ lifesprinkles November 15, 2012 - 10:08 am

oh my gosh yum! can’t wait to try this out, it’s going to have to be my Thanksgiving day breakfast for sure! 🙂

chris November 28, 2012 - 7:27 am

Do you think these would work with a flax egg? Thanks!!!! If you want to make them pancakes, can you follow the same ingredients?

purelytwins November 28, 2012 - 8:29 am

Not sure how a flax egg would work yet in this recipe, as we have not tested it yet. Yes for pancakes some ingredients maybe increase the milk a little – maybe 1/2 cup instead of 1/4.

Cassie April 6, 2015 - 9:08 pm

OMG! I love this idea!


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