Pumpkin Waffles – The perfect fall breakfast recipe! Homemade waffles made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice that are great topped with maple syrup!
I love pumpkin season. Whether I am making pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice lattes, or pumpkin waffles, pumpkin treats are always the best. I love making these pumpkin waffles as a part of weekend brunches. The recipe makes about 6 waffles but the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you want more.
I suggest putting the extra waffles on a sheet pan in the oven at 250 degrees F for up to 30 minutes to help keep them warm and crisp.
Common Questions About Making Pumpkin Waffles
What are pumpkin waffles?
Pumpkin waffles are homemade waffles made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
How do I make homemade waffles?
Homemade waffles are super easy to make! Just mix the ingredients together and pour the batter into a waffle iron until they are cooked through. The ingredients are just flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, egg, pumpkin puree, milk, butter, and maple syrup.
What can I top my waffles with?
Some of my favorite toppings (in addition to the apple compote) are –
What other types of waffles can I make?
Ingredient Notes –
- All-purpose flour is great in this recipe, just make sure to measure it correctly using the spoon and level technique. Adding too much flour can result in a dense waffle.
- The baking powder helps our donuts rise.
- The pumpkin pie spice enhances the pumpkin flavor and adds a bit of warmth. Feel free to substitute ground cinnamon if you don’t have any pumpkin pie spice on hand.
- The egg binds the waffle batter together.
- The pumpkin puree is what gives these waffles a pumpkin flavor and subtle orange color.
- The milk helps keep the waffles moist. I used whole milk, but swap any kind you like.
- The butter adds a it of richness to the waffles.
- The maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness and compliments the pumpkin flavor well.
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice.
- In another bowl, whisk together the egg, pumpkin puree, milk, melted butter, and maple syrup.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk just until no large lumps of flour remain - don't overmix.
- Once the waffle iron is preheated, grease it lightly with nonstick baking spray and add 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle iron.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the waffle is crisp on the outside and fully cooked in the center - you can always insert a toothpick into the waffle to make sure it comes out clean.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the remaining batter.
- Serve garnished with your favorite toppings. Enjoy warm.
- Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
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