Pumpkin Waffles

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Recipe: #14531

October 09, 2014

Categories: Waffles

"Tender pumpkin waffles with the perfect amount of spice"

Original is 4 servings
  • For serving with waffles


  • Serving Size: 1 (205.6 g)
  • Calories 428.3
  • Total Fat - 16 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 91 mg
  • Sodium - 621 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 17.3 g
  • Protein - 10.3 g
  • Calcium - 375 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Stir to combine.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining (dry) ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until moistened.

Step 3

Preheat waffle iron. Spray hot waffle iron with oil or non-stick cooking spray, spoon batter on to iron, and cook until done. One my Belgian waffle maker, these waffles take about 5 minutes to cook fully.

Step 4

Serve waffles with one or all; maple syrup, brown sugar syrup, and/or whipped cream and powdered sugar.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe.
  • Be sure to use unsalted butter in this recipe.

  • Substitute coconut oil for melted butter - Coconut oil will add a mild coconut flavor to the waffles while still providing the same moisture and texture as butter. This is a great option for those looking for a dairy-free option.
  • Substitute oat flour for all-purpose flour - Oat flour is a great gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour and will still add the same texture and flavor to the waffles. Oat flour is also high in fiber and protein, making it a healthier option for those looking for a nutritional boost.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the wet ingredients in step 1 and stir until combined. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Pecan-Cinnamon French Toast: Pecan-Cinnamon French Toast is a perfect accompaniment to Pumpkin Waffles. The crunchy pecans and sweet cinnamon complement the pumpkin spice flavor of the waffles and the maple syrup adds an extra layer of sweetness.

Apple-Cranberry Compote: Apple-Cranberry Compote is a great accompaniment to the Pecan-Cinnamon French Toast and Pumpkin Waffles. The tartness of the cranberries and sweetness of the apples provide a delicious contrast to the flavors of the French Toast and Waffles, while the cinnamon and maple syrup tie the dishes together.


Q: How much batter do I need for one waffle? A: Depending on the size of your waffle iron, you will need about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter for one waffle.

Q: How long do I need to cook my waffle?

A: The cooking time for your waffle will depend on your waffle iron and the amount of batter used. Generally, you should cook the waffle for 3-5 minutes, until it is golden brown and cooked through.

2 Reviews

dienia b



review by:
(20 Oct 2019)


With fall in the air this looked really good and I made them this morning. Lots of company at the moment who really enjoyed them and I got lots of compliments! I had cinnamon and sugar and maple syrup on the table and all were used and enjoyed along with these delicious waffles!


review by:
(25 Oct 2014)

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Fun facts:

Pumpkin is a popular fall ingredient, and is believed to have been first cultivated in Mexico over 5,000 years ago. It was also a staple of the Native American diet.

Pumpkin waffles have been a favorite of celebrities such as actor Tom Hanks and singer Justin Bieber, who have both been spotted enjoying the dish.