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These delicious homemade pumpkin waffles are perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. Easy to make and flavored with maple syrup and brown sugar, they are a breakfast that the whole family will love!

pumpkin waffles stacked on top of each other on orange and teal plate

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When it comes to weekend breakfasts in our house, there’s always heated discussion over whether we have pancakes or waffles! When I served up these pumpkin waffles, even the pancake lovers devoured them!

Super quick and easy to make, they are rich in flavor and taste just like fall!

If you love waffles, be sure to check out my Cinnabon Waffles Recipe!

Ingredients

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pumpkin
Ingredients to make the waffles

How to make pumpkin waffles

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt in a large bowl until combined.
Dry ingredients whisked together in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, which eggs, milk, butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar until combined.
Wet ingredients mixed together in a bowl
  • Pour mixture and pumpkin into the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Set aside.
Wet and dry ingredients whisked together
  • Heat a waffle iron until hot and ready for the batter. Spray waffle iron with oil or brush with butter.
  • Pour batter into waffle iron, close, and cook until done.
The waffle batter poured onto a waffle iron
The cooked waffles in the waffle iron

Can you make them ahead of time?

It’s best to serve the waffles as soon as you’ve made them, but if you are serving a crowd you can make them up to an hour ahead of time. Place the cooked waffles on sheet pans and you can reheat them in the oven at 300F for 7-10 minutes, flipping halfway.

You can make the waffle batter the night before and keep it covered in the fridge.

You can also freeze these waffles ahead of time. We cook these from frozen for busy mornings. We reheat our waffles in the air fryer on 350 for 5-7 minutes, until heated through.

What do you serve them with?

I like to serve my waffles with a generous helping of maple syrup drizzled on top. You can also serve them with a generous helping of whipped cream, fresh fruits or with some Blueberry Compote.

What’s the difference between pancakes and waffles?

The main ingredients for waffles and pancakes are the same, but waffles contain more sugar and fat. The sugar caramelizes and the additional fat helps to get really nice crispy edges. That is why I am firmly in the waffle camp!

Pouring syrup over stacked waffles

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Do not over mix the waffle batter or they will not rise and get nice and fluffy.
  • Don’t swap the brown sugar for white. The brown sugar contains molasses which gives these waffles a deep and rich flavor.
  • Use pure pumpkin puree, not spiced, or it will be too overpowering.

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Watch this video tutorial and see how I make these waffles from start to finish.

Maple syrup being poured over the pumpkin waffles
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Homemade Pumpkin Waffles

These delicious homemade pumpkin waffles are perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. Easy to make and flavored with maple syrup and brown sugar, they are a breakfast that the whole family will love!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade pumpkin waffles, how to make waffles, pumpkin waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 waffles
Calories 168kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin
  • oil or butter for waffle iron

Instructions

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt in a large bowl until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, which eggs, milk, butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar until combined. Pour mixture and pumpkin into the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a waffle iron until hot and ready for the batter. Spray waffle iron with oil or butter. Pour batter into waffle iron, close, and cook until done.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Notes

  • Do not over mix the waffle batter or they will not rise and get nice and fluffy.
  • Don’t swap the brown sugar for white. The brown sugar contains molasses which gives these waffles a deep and rich flavor.
  • Use pure pumpkin puree, not spiced, or it will be too overpowering.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tanya B

Monday 17th of August 2020

Looks yummy!! I'll be trying this out!!

Tanya

Monday 17th of August 2020

Thank you Tanya, love your name by the way :)

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