If you're looking for the ultimate fall breakfast, these Pumpkin Waffles are for you! Imagine biting into a warm, crispy waffle with a soft interior filled with the flavors of pumpkin and warm pumpkin pie spices. The hint of vanilla adds a delicate sweetness, while the pumpkin puree ensures every bite is moist and delicious.
Pumpkin Waffles are an excellent choice when you want to bring a little excitement to your breakfast table. This dish is a delightful combination of taste and texture that will impress your family. Plus, it's a foolproof way to use that leftover pumpkin puree in your pantry!
❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Easy to make: This pumpkin waffle recipe is a breeze, requiring only a few simple steps.
Quick: In just twenty-five minutes, you'll have a delicious breakfast ready to serve. Simply mix the ingredients, pour the batter into your waffle maker, and voila!
Family favorite: These pumpkin waffles are a hit with the whole family. The enticing aroma of pumpkin pie spice wafting through the house will surely get everyone to the breakfast table.
Versatile: This recipe is versatile and lets you get creative with your toppings. Whether you prefer cream, honey, toasted nuts, or even fruits.
More details about the ingredients and measurements are in the recipe card below!
All-purpose flour: The primary dry ingredient of your waffles, it provides the necessary structure so your waffles hold together nicely.
Baking powder: This leavening agent will give your waffles their fluffy, light texture.
Pumpkin pie spice: This spice blend adds the signature taste to your pumpkin waffles. It's what gives them their delightful, seasonal flavor.
Large egg: The egg acts as a binder, holding all the other ingredients together. It also adds a touch of richness to your waffles.
Milk: Necessary for creating the batter, milk also adds a bit of creaminess to your waffles.
Pumpkin puree: The star of the show! Pumpkin puree gives your waffles their moist texture and distinctive pumpkin flavor. If you've got some puree on hand, this recipe is a perfect way to use it.
Prepare Dry Ingredients: Start by sifting all your dry ingredients, such as flour, baking powder, salt, and spices, into a bowl. Repeat this process twice to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed and aerated.
Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, crack open the eggs and add vanilla extract. Beat these ingredients until they become fluffy. This is an essential step as it helps to incorporate air into the batter, making your waffles light and fluffy.
Mix in Additional Wet Ingredients: To the same bowl with the beaten eggs and vanilla, add milk, cooking oil, and pumpkin puree. Continue to beat these ingredients for about two minutes until well combined.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir gently for a few seconds until the batter is just combined.
Cook the Waffles: Preheat your waffle maker according to its instructions. Once it's hot enough, pour about half a cup of batter into the waffle maker. If you prefer your waffles to be crispy, let them cook a few seconds longer.
Cool the Waffles: To prevent your waffles from becoming soggy, place them on a cooling rack immediately after cooking.
Serve: Now it's time to enjoy your homemade pumpkin waffles! Serve them with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
👩🏽🍳 PRO TIPS
Beat the eggs and vanilla well: For a fluffy texture, beat the large egg and vanilla until they're light and frothy. This incorporates air into the batter, making your waffles light and tender.
Mix the ingredients in separate bowls: Start by mixing the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. Combine them gently at the end. This prevents over-mixing, which can make your waffles tough.
Preheat your waffle maker: Before pouring in the batter, make sure your waffle maker is hot enough. This ensures your waffles cook evenly and develop a nice, crispy exterior.
Cook a bit longer for crispiness: If you prefer your waffles crispy, let them cook a few seconds longer. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
Use a cooling rack: To keep the waffles from turning soggy, place them on a cooling rack after cooking. This allows air to circulate around the waffles and keeps them crispy.
Go Gluten-Free: Simply replace the all-purpose flour with any gluten-free flour blend.
Make it Chocolatey: For chocolate lovers, this variation is a dream. Add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. The rich chocolate flavor pairs wonderfully with the pumpkin spice.
Go Dairy-Free: If you're lactose intolerant or simply prefer to avoid dairy, try substituting the milk with almond milk.
🍽️ HOW TO SERVE
- Kick-start your day with these pumpkin waffles topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. The creaminess of the yogurt and the sweetness of the syrup complement the pumpkin flavor.
- Looking for a decadent dessert? Serve these pumpkin waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It's a delightful treat that's perfect for a cozy night.
- These pumpkin waffles are a great addition to your afternoon tea or coffee break. Pair them with a spiced chai tea or a strong espresso for a comforting, warm experience.
- Pumpkin waffles also make a fantastic on-the-go snack. Just wrap them up in a napkin and enjoy them while commuting to work or school.
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I would advise against using pumpkin pie filling as it is pre-sweetened and spiced. For this recipe, we want to control the amount of sugar and spice, so it's best to stick with plain pumpkin puree.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can make your own by mixing together cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Try my homemade pumpkin spice recipe to make your own easily!
Refrigerate: If you have leftover pumpkin waffles, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They can stay fresh and tasty for up to three days.
Freeze: Unfortunately, these pumpkin waffles don't freeze well due to the moisture content from the pumpkin puree. When thawed, they tend to become soggy and lose their texture.
Reheat Instructions: To reheat refrigerated pumpkin waffles, pop them in a toaster or an oven at a low temperature until they're warmed through. This will help maintain their light and crispy texture.
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Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon oil
- In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients twice and keep aside.
- In a different bowl, add the eggs and the vanilla and beat until fluffy.
- Add the milk, oil, and pumpkin puree to the wet ingredients and beat for two minutes.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently for a few seconds.
- Follow the instructions of your waffle maker, and when it’s ready and hot enough, pour around half a cup of the batter into the waffle maker.
- If you like your waffles crispy, then cook them a few seconds longer.
- To avoid the waffles from turning soggy, place the cooked waffles on a cooling rack until cool.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, like cream, honey, toasted nuts, or even fruits.
- For a fluffy texture, beat the large egg and vanilla until they're light and frothy.
- Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. Combine them gently at the end.
- Before pouring in the batter, make sure your waffle maker is hot enough.
- If you prefer your waffles crispy, let them cook a few seconds longer. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
- To keep the waffles from turning soggy, place them on a cooling rack after cooking.