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fall breakfast waffles

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

This Pumpkin Waffles Recipe is made with pumpkin puree PLUS a secret ingredient in the batter to create a sweet, fall-inspired breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin, waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 waffles


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Preheat the 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. You don’t want to overmix!
  • Once the waffle iron is preheated, grease it lightly with nonstick baking spray and add ½ 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Butter adds a bit of richness to the waffles.
  • The maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness and compliments the pumpkin flavor well.