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Pumpkin Waffles With Pecan Maple Syrup

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How to Make Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MEAL: BREAKFAST
STYLE: WESTERN
FOR OCCASION: BRUNCH, KID-FRIENDLY

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1/2 c
1/4 c
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
3 whole
1 c
1 c
1 tbsp
1/2 c
0 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Note about Pumpkin: You may use canned pumpkin or simply bake a pumpkin for 45 minutes at 375 degrees and scoop out the squash.

1. Melt the ghee and beat the eggs before hand, so that they are well-aerated.

2. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl, except for the maple syrup and pecans.

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk.

4. Grease a waffle griddle and pour in the batter.

5. Allow the waffles to cook. Remove from griddle.

6. Dry toast pecans in a hot frying pan for 2 minutes. Coarsely chop & mix with maple syrup. Add a pinch of salt. Drizzle atop a piping hot stack of Pumpkin Waffles.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Treat yourself to the sticky-satisfying sweetness of Pumpkin Waffles drizzled with crunchy Pecans & Maple Syrup this weekend. Autumn-harvested pumpkin softens your mood and offers the rustic coziness you naturally crave as fall sets in. Topped with the rich aromas of fresh maple syrup and nutty pecans, this recipe will entice your senses and nourish your sweet tooth on chilly Autumn mornings. Sleepy eyes open wide as the scent of fresh waffles wafts through the house, beckoning loved ones to the breakfast table. A hearty stack of fluffy waffles drizzled with Maple Syrup is a richly nostalgic treat that might just take you to childhood.

A Breakfast Treat that's Safe & Healthy - The Kids will Love It

The ingredients in this recipe offer the comfort of Saturday morning waffles & syrup without the deleterious side effects to conventional waffle mixes and syrups. Light-as-a-feather spelt flour is a happy alternative to heavy wheat flour used in traditional waffle recipes, and won't leave you feeling bogged down and tired. Ghee is lighter than butter and less cholesterol-forming. Almond milk won't provoke mucus in the same way that cow's milk does. Rustic, hearty, yet light for delicate digestion, Pumpkin Waffles are a guilt-free choice. Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup will give you sustained energy without the heaviness, so you can productively go about your day.

Feel Cozy with Grounding Pumpkin

Pumpkin's gentle sedative effect encourages the body to relax into a state of welcome calm. You will feel relaxed in body and mind after a hearty breakfast of Pumpkin Waffles. Pumpkin comes into season just as your body starts to crave hearty foods and warmth. The bright orange gourd is a symbol of fall comfort. Pumpkin has a diuretic action, meaning it removes water weight for Kapha. This recipe cools down the fiery emotions of hot pitta with its luxurious sweetness, and is extremely nourishing for fatigue-stricken Vata. Crunchy and decadent, pecans are high in proteins and unsaturated fats, contributing to this recipe's strengthening quality. They even help to lower cholesterol.

Maple's Rich Sweetness without the Sugar Crash

Maple Syrup's rich aroma transports you back to nature, to the calm and cool serenity of the forest. Earthy impurities add a rustic component that indicates its richness in minerals. This full-bodied taste let's you know this is a whole food. Maple syrup literally comes from the sap of maple trees, juice that is the very nutritional lifeline of the tree. Consuming it nourishes your body as it does the tree. Maple syrup digests more slowly than other sweeteners, making it a favorite choice in Ayurveda for those avoiding a sugar buzz. When combined with the decadent oils and nourishing proteins of pecans, the sugary syrup becomes even more balancing and stabilizing. A pinch of salt adds a final burst of flavor, while aiding your easy digestion of this rich dish.

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Is Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Sedative

SEDATIVE

Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Demulcent

DEMULCENT

Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.

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Calms Heart

CALMS-HEART

An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'

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Constituents:
Fats, Carbohydrate,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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, Protein, Phosphorous

Foods with a Similar Nature to Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup

Cream of Wheat

Cream of Wheat has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Calms-heart, Nutritive, Tonic, Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach

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Whole Wheat Flour

Whole Wheat Flour has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Builds-stamina, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Calms-heart, Nutritive, Tonic

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Spelt Flour

Spelt Flour has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Calms-heart, Nutritive, Tonic, Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach

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White Flour (wheat)

White Flour (wheat) has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Calms-heart, Nutritive, Tonic

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Oats / Oatmeal

Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Sedative, Demulcent, Relieves-burning, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach

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Oat Flour

Oat Flour has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Nutritive, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Tonic, Relieves-burning, Wakes-you-up, Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach

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Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Nutritive, Makes-jittery, Wakes-you-up, Makes-you-tired

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Potato

Potato has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Nutritive, Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup

Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Tonic, Calms-heart

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Shatavari Ghee

Shatavari Ghee has these Actions in Common

Relieves-burning, Tonic, Calms-heart, Nutritive

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Vata Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Calms-heart, Demulcent, Nutritive, Tonic

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Bala

Bala has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Demulcent, Nutritive, Tonic

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Oats, Fresh Milky Seed

Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Sedative, Tonic

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Gokshura

Gokshura has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Nutritive, Sedative, Tonic

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Calms-heart, Demulcent, Nutritive, Tonic

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Sedative, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Shirodhara Treatment

Shirodhara Treatment has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Sedative, Calms-heart

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Solomon's Seal

Solomon's Seal has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Nutritive, Tonic

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Vata Massage Oil

Vata Massage Oil has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Sedative, Tonic

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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These look AMAMZING! Perfect for a fall weekend. Would you recommend an egg sub(Ener-G, applesauce?) to make it vegan and more sattvic? Thanks!!
- kp, Ranchos de taos, NM , 09-26-14 (Reply)
Where are the instructions for making the waffles? I only see directions for making the topping.
- Donna, Woodbridge, CT , 09-26-14 (Reply)

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