Pumpkin waffles on a white plate with butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.
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Pumpkin Waffles

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I am a huge fan of homemade waffles and pumpkin, so these pumpkin waffles totally hit the spot. They are a great Fall or anytime recipe for breakfast or just as a snack.

Growing up, I wasn’t that big of a fan of pumpkin recipes, pumpkin pie wasn’t really my favorite, but as I got older I have come to appreciate and love pumpkin dishes. From a pumpkin roll and pumpkin bread to pumpkin cheesecake, you name it, if there is pumpkin in it, I will probably like it.

So if you love pumpkin and you love waffles, give these homemade pumpkin waffles a try. They are so delicious! And they are incredibly easy to make, the batter comes together in under 15 minutes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Several glass bowls full of ingredients like eggs, sugar, butter, flour, milk, pumpkin, etc.

In order to make these pumpkin waffles from scratch you need several pretty easy to find ingredients:

  • Flour – All purpose/plain flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg – This spice is optional, but I always add it.
  • Ground cloves – Cloves are also optional.
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk – I like to use whole milk, but other milk will work great too like 2%, 1%, Almond, Soy, etc.
  • Butter
  • Canned Pumpkin – Get the pumpkin puree or pure pumpkin, don’t use the canned pumpkin pie filling. Or you can make this homemade pumpkin puree.
Stack of four thick pumpkin waffles on a white plate.

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Step 2: How to make pumpkin waffles at home

Hand whisking dry ingredients in a medium glass bowl

Begin by mixing together all the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and the salt.

Pumpkin waffle batter wet ingredients.

Now, in a large bowl whisk the eggs. Then add the sugar and vanilla extract and whisk those all together. You may want to adjust the amount of sugar according to your tastes. If you like sweeter plain waffles, you will want to add more sugar. But try it like this first, then adjust the next time you make them.

Add the milk and whisk it in. Melt the butter either in the microwave or on the stovetop and pour it in. Now time to add the star of the recipe, the canned pumpkin. Whisk it in until smooth.

You can certainly use a hand mixer or stand mixer if you like.

Step 3: Finish the pumpkin waffle batter

Bowl with dry ingredients being poured into a large bowl of pumpkin waffle batter.

To complete the pumpkin waffles batter, add in the dry ingredients/flour mixture about a third at a time, whisking it in between until all incorporated. And just like the the batter is complete. Pretty easy right?

Step 4: Cook those pumpkin waffles

Hand with black measuring spoon pouring pumpkin waffles batter onto a waffle iron.

Spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and turn it on and let it heat up. My particular waffle iron has an indicator that tells me when the waffle iron is ready to use. If you don’t have an indicator on your iron, just allow it to heat up for 5 minutes or so.

Use something like a measuring cup and pour some pumpkin waffles batter into the middle of the iron, then spread it out just a little bit. Don’t put too much on the iron, otherwise it will spill over when cooking. If you have ever made waffles before, I am sure you have experienced the spillage, haha. It is kind of like a right of passage for waffle making.

Close the lid and allow it to cook. It usually takes 3 to 4 minutes or so before being done.

Freshly cooked pumpkin waffle on the waffle iron.

Make sure to cook it until it is nice and golden brown. If you want it extra crispy, allow it to cook for a minute or so longer, and get a little darker brown.

Use a fork or something to lift up the side, then grab it with clean hands, or tongs and place on it on a plate and serve it right away, while still warm.

Pumpkin waffles on a wire cookie rack.

If you want to wait and serve them when they are all ready, you can stack them on a plate, but they might go soft on you. One thing you can do is place them in a single layer on a wire rack. This will help keep them crispy before serving.

Freshly made homemade pumpkin waffle on a white plate covered with butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.

Eat the waffles plain, or spread some butter on them and drizzle on some maple syrup, or a fruit sauce like this strawberry sauce. Then top off with whipped cream, powdered sugar, etc.

So if you love pumpkin and you love waffles, give these homemade pumpkin waffles a try! Enjoy!

How long do pumpkin waffles last?

They really should be eaten within a few minutes of cooking them. For long term storage, or if you want to save leftovers, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a ziplock bag and freeze them. They will last for a few months in the freezer.

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?

Yes! You absolutely can make a fresh homemade pumpkin puree and use that instead.

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Love pumpkin? Here are a few other pumpkin recipes you may like:

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Waffles

If you are a fan of pumpkin dishes and waffles, you have got to try these yummy homemade pumpkin waffles! They are so easy to make, and perfect to satisfy your pumpkin cravings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, soft, sweet
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Whisk or Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Waffle Iron
  • Wire rack

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour/plain flour 240g
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 3g
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2g optional
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1g optional
  • 2 tsp. baking powder 8g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. white granulated sugar 28g can add more if you want them sweeter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 3ml
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk whole, 2%, skim, Almond, etc. (355ml)
  • 1/4 cup butter melted (57g)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin puree 240g to 360g

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl add the eggs and whisk them. Then add the sugar and vanilla extract and whisk them in with the eggs. If you like the plain waffles to be sweeter you may want to double the amount of sugar, so do a 1/4 cup.
    Next, add in the milk, melt the butter and add it, and add the canned pumpkin puree. And whisk until smooth. You can use a hand mixer too if you like.
  • Now just add the dry mixture a third of it at a time with the batter, mixing it in with the whisk or hand or stand mixer until all incorporated. The waffle batter is ready.
  • Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray, and turn it on. Mine has an indicator beep when it is ready to use. If you don't have an indicator, just let it heat up for about 5 minutes before using it.
    Use something like a measuring cup and add the waffle batter to the iron. Don't add too much! Haha, otherwise it will overflow out of the iron and make a bit of a mess.
    Cook the waffles until nice and golden brown. If you like them extra crispy leave them in the iron a little longer. Mine has an indicator that lets me know when they are ready.
    Use a fork or something to lift up the waffle, then place it on a plate and serve right away.
  • If you don't mind the waffles to get soft after cooking them, you can just stack them on a plate while you make the rest of them. Or to keep them a little crisper lay them in one single later on a wire rack.
  • Now you can serve these waffles however you like. Add butter and maple syrup, topped with powdered sugar, or add whipped cream and a fruit sauce like thisΒ strawberry sauce. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make Pumpkin Waffles | Easy Homemade Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

Notes

These nutritional facts are for 1 plain waffle and do not include and toppings like butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, etc.
Pumpkin waffles nutritional facts

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24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    i love the variety of your recipes! this looks very simple to do and i love the idea of the waffle made from pumpkin! i would love to try this one on weekends!

  2. 5 stars
    I love a good Pumpkin Waffles. It’s so healthy and yummy. I want to try it. Perfect for the current season!

  3. I love pumpkin and I love waffles! I am totally going to make this pumpkin waffle recipe for my family this fall.

  4. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    New recipe for me. I know of waffles but not with pumpkin. My son will love it I am sure. I have to prepare it some day.

  5. 5 stars
    Pumpkin + waffles? This looks like a match made in heaven!

  6. Wow! This waffles looking good and delicious! It’s also healthy! Thanks for sharing this.

  7. 5 stars
    I never knew you could use pumpkin in this way. Would love to try it out with friends back at uni!

  8. 5 stars
    I’m the same as you – I wasn’t into pumpkin stuff much growing up. But now, I enjoy the pumpkin flavor in foods (not drinks though!). I definitely am going to try this ASAP, but I can’t find canned pumpkin in any local store. I’ve been trying for 2 weeks!

  9. 5 stars
    I love pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin waffles. My 21-year-old son lives for this time of year so I can start making those and apple cider donuts!

  10. 5 stars
    I love trying out new pumpkin recipes so this really got me excited. I was not disappointed as it was delicious and it definitely satisfied my pumpkin cravings. So yummy!

  11. 5 stars
    I normally use a mix to make my waffles (with a few blueberries, bananas, or oats thrown in), but this from scratch recipe is totally worth it! So delicious! I need to make this like every weekend this fall!

  12. 5 stars
    Whipping these up this morning! Thank you for the recipe!

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