Gluten Free Pumpkin Ricotta Waffles

pumpkin ricotta waffles gluten free | almost getting it together

I have made this recipe approximately 10 times in the past month and a half. I #cantstopwontstop with these waffles. They originally began as pancakes then morphed into waffles.

My Saturday long runs lately have been fasted. I’ve been all about getting more sleep and getting out the door as soon as I wake up and change clothes rather than eating something. I’m not going to lie – by mile 10 or so I’m feeling the lack of carb reserves (so definitely something I won’t replicate on race day) but it also means I’m heavily planning my breakfast in my head at that point.

pumpkin ricotta waffles gluten free | almost getting it together

Despite the crazy heat wave that’s been happening in SF, my run on Saturday was chilly and foggy and kind of rainy and therefore, perfect. I ran 13+ miles (my watch died) with Chrissy, from the Marina through Golden Gate Park. Which meant by mile 10 the only thing I could think about was waffles.

I had been eating pancakes/waffles with Greek yogurt and nut butter but these guys basically just require real maple syrup. I see where Lesley Knope was coming from with the waffle addiction – it’s real. And surprisingly it’s rather difficult to find a waffle in this city…

pumpkin ricotta waffles gluten free | almost getting it together

Anyway, upgrade your basic pumpkin waffle with ricotta cheese. It makes them extra protein-packed and dense and delicious. Also, if you’re not going to use real maple syrup, use chocolate nut butter – also insanely good.

pumpkin ricotta waffles gluten free | almost getting it together

pumpkin ricotta waffles gluten free | almost getting it together

4.5 from 2 reviews
Pumpkin Ricotta Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 3 waffles
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
  1. Preheat waffle maker.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together oat flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a small bowl, mix pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese, almond milk, honey and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix with a spatula until just combined.
  5. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Spray a waffle maker with coconut oil and carefully pour in mixture. Cook in waffle maker for 7 minutes or until crisp.
  7. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to one week or one month in the freezer.

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What is your normal Saturday morning routine? Pancakes or waffles?

21 comments on “Gluten Free Pumpkin Ricotta Waffles

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 13, 2015 7:32 am

I don’t have a waffle maker, so that answers that, but I used to love a good waffle. My Saturday morning routine is about to change drastically! at least for a few months.
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:35 am

Girlllll… you need a waffle maker.

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Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl on October 13, 2015 10:05 am

I love the pumpkin ricotta mix, I do a maple ricotta oatmeal cake that’s fantastic since my waffle iron is out of commission! I am also a planner of post run meals while still in the middle of the run…
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:35 am

Ooh I should try a maple ricotta oatmeal cake… that sounds great!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on October 13, 2015 11:43 am

My roommate has a waffle maker so I need to get around to finally trying my hand at making some waffles!
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:33 am

Um yes please, so I can see them on your blog :)

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rachel@ Athletic Avocado on October 13, 2015 11:53 am

oh yes yes yes! I know how magical the combo of pumpkin and ricotta is after making my Pumpkin-ricotta french toast rollups! These are perfection :)
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Serena on October 13, 2015 12:23 pm

Love how ricotta adds protein! Pinning …so my kids will love me when I make for them!
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:31 am

I hope they enjoy as much as I did!

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Hilary on October 13, 2015 12:24 pm

These just look amaZing! Normally I would have turned away from a recipe with dairy, but I recently found a dairy free ricotta cheese at Whole Foods, because they just have everything haha, I think I will have to try it out and see if it measures up to the real thing!
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:31 am

Ooh let me know what you think!

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Tianna on October 13, 2015 12:27 pm

yummy! Loving all the pumpkin recipes for fall :)
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Hayley@HealthyRegardsHayley on October 13, 2015 12:38 pm

Waffles! + Pumpkin & Ricotta = 😍
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:27 am


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Elizabeth Shaw on October 13, 2015 12:49 pm

These look actually delicious! I just pinned for later :) thanks!
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:27 am

Let me know what you think!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 13, 2015 11:02 pm

Mmm these look yummy!
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Cassie on October 14, 2015 12:26 am

They definitely are!

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Dani @ Dani California Cooks on October 15, 2015 1:22 pm

These look AMAZING. I really need to get a waffle maker. That’s one kitchen appliance I haven’t bit the bullet on getting yet…
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Cecilia @ MommiesRun on October 15, 2015 6:26 pm

This really makes me want to buy a waffle maker! I might not be all about the PSL, but I love pumpkin flavored baked goods. And I applaud your Parks and Recreation reference. Leslie Knope is my spirit animal.
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Whitney on October 18, 2015 6:43 pm

Love how simple these are..only thing I need to buy is ricotta cheese. Can’t wait to make them!
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