These pumpkin waffles take a basic waffle mix and turn it into something special! It only takes a few simple ingredients and some canned pumpkin to create a flavorful recipe packed with pumpkin flavor.
Ever wake up craving something filled with pumpkin flavor? It happens to me more times than I might like to admit! These pumpkin waffles were the result of an early-morning craving I had—and I’m thrilled to say it’s one of my favorite recipes yet.
These pumpkin waffles are incredibly easy to make and very delicious. As one of our readers kindly said, this recipe for pumpkin waffles is “perfection on a plate.” 🙂 I couldn’t agree more!
Pumpkin Waffles vs Pancakes
I fully acknowledge that many people prefer pumpkin waffles to pancakes, while many others feel the opposite. Can I say I love them both?
I fell in love with pumpkin pancakes when they started serving them during the fall and winter seasons several years ago at IHOP. Just like pumpkin pancakes are more moist and dense than a regular pancake, the same can be said for these pumpkin waffles.
The best way to serve these pumpkin waffles is drizzled with maple syrup and topped with a bit of whipped cream. In my opinion, the benefit of eating waffles is that they can hold more syrup, which is never a bad thing! Add a cup of coffee with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and you have the perfect breakfast.
If you are on team pancake, I’ve got an option for you as well. We created a recipe that tastes every bit as good as the pumpkin pancakes you can get at a restaurant. Try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Caramel Maple Syrup and Candied Pecans for another fall breakfast idea.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin
There truly are great health benefits that come from eating pumpkin – and this pumpkin waffles recipe uses real pumpkin, so you are basically eating a vegetable for breakfast.
Pumpkin has a squash-like taste and texture and adds a lot of flavor to recipes. It’s worth giving it a try to get the boost of vitamins and antioxidants pumpkin provides. Here are just a few of the health benefits of eating pumpkin:
- Better Eyesight
- Weight Loss
- Possible cancer and wrinkle prevention
Plus, it’s just plain delicious.
More Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin is a surprisingly versatile ingredient that can be used in a lot of different recipes. My favorite pumpkin recipes are desserts, of course, but pumpkin is also very good in soups and casseroles. A couple of my favorite pumpkin recipes to make in the fall are Dinner in a Pumpkin and Pumpkin Cobbler. Some of my other favorite pumpkin recipes are:
- Pumpkin Drop Cookies – With only 3 ingredients, these cookies are quick and easy to make.
- Soup in a Pumpkin – This soup is really cooked right inside a pumpkin! The house smells amazing as it cooks. The bits of pumpkin that cook into the soup are so tasty!
- Pumpkin Steamers – This pumpkin drink with warm you on a cold, autumn day. The drink is rich and creamy with flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Coffee Cake – This delicious coffee cake has a cream cheese layer and crumb topping that is out of this world. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Cups – A smooth and creamy mousse that is simple to make, but looks elegant and tastes heavenly!
- Pumpkin Cobbler – This is a traditional fall dessert at our house. A creamy pumpkin pie-like layer is topped with a crunchy, buttery, crust. It is incredible served warm with homemade whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
How to Make Pumpkin Waffles
- Mix waffle mix, eggs, oil, water, pumpkin, spices, and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl until smooth.
- Pour batter onto waffle iron and cook until golden brown (or to desired doneness).
- Top with butter, syrup, whipped cream, and/or pecans.
- Waffle Iron