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RECIPE: Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

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Autumn has finally arrived here in Salzburg! Fiiinallllyyyy! No more 30 degrees day, but rather some rain and colder weather and I just loovvveeee it. The rustle of the Autumn leaves beneath your feet, a big scarf around the neck, a dirty chai latte in my hand, university whilst rain is banging against the window… ah I could go one for some hours. Autumn is just best season of the year, right? The only thing that most people like about Autumn, which actually I cannot stand is the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks! I mean how can that mixture can even be called latte. It´s just syrup with milk and in my opinion it does not taste right. However, as curious as I am I bought the actual Pumpkin Spice at Trader Joes when I was in New York with my mum, just to sprinkle over some actual latte or to give it to my sister, since she is the biggest fan of Pumpkin Spice Flavour. But as you do in life, I forgot it existed until I made waffles the other day and had no cinnamon left, so I though to use it instead of cinnamon, which was actually not by worst idea. It tasted really delicious, nothing like the oversweet latte, and since it was so delicious and it matches the season more than perfectly I am happy to share the recipe with you!

You will need:
-250g buckwheat flour
-2 eggs
-75g melted butter + some for the waffle maker
-1tsp. baking powder
-200ml milk
-1 tbsp. of pumpkin spice

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeat your waffle maker according to your device. In the meantime separate the eggs and beat the egg yolk, sugar, melted butter and baking powder until the mixture is fluffy. The beat the egg whites until they stiff. Add most of the milk. Sift the flour onto the egg yolk mixture and fold it in. Lastly fold also the beaten egg whites in. Depending on how the consistence of your mixture is looking add some more milk. The dough shouldn´t be to thick, more on the runny side.  Brush your waffle maker with some oil or butter and then but the dough in (depending of course on the size of your waffle maker), and bake the waffle until it is golden brown.

I ate it just with some maple syrup and yoghurt, but you can also put toppings on top like cream or chocolate sauce or fruit, just as you prefer!

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