PUMPKIN WAFFLES WITH PECAN MAPLE SYRUP
How to Make Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
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 Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
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 September 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.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what
should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
Is Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICS
What is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
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.
ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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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?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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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
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
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Nuts Seeds, Grains
Gluten, Tree Nuts
A constituent of wheat, barley and rye that is sticky, heavy, and cold. Many people are allergic to gluten.
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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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Protein, Carbohydrate, Fats
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.
Here are the herbal actions of Pumpkin Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup:
Energy Vitality Strength:
Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
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A tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
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Heart & Circulation:
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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Lung and Sinus:
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Mind, Stress & Sleep:
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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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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.
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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
Where are the instructions for making the waffles? I only see directions for making the topping.
- Donna, Woodbridge, CT 09-26-14
Delicious! We made them for dinner along with other comforting fall foods -- chicken thighs lightly basted with BBQ sauce, and green beans.