These Pumpkin Waffles are the perfect Fall breakfast. With pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar, you get all the warm spices you love packed into a light and fluffy waffle.
Pumpkin Waffles are a must-have fall breakfast meal! They are crunchy on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside. I love this particular recipe because you can use a basic Belgian waffle box mix as a base. Then just add a few pantry staples and you have a delicious, warm, comforting breakfast that the whole family will love. The best way to serve these pumpkin waffles is drizzled with maple syrup and topped with a bit of whipped cream. Add a cup of hot chocolate with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and you have the perfect breakfast. For more delicious breakfast ideas check out our 25+ Easy Breakfast Ideas!
Preparing Pumpkin Waffles
This recipe starts with a simple Belgian waffle box mix. We like to use the Krusteaz brand. You can also make your own Belgian waffle mix from scratch, if you prefer. Pour the mix into a large bowl. Lightly beat two eggs, then pour them in with the waffle mix. Add oil, water, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Using a whisk, mix until combined.
Next, heat up your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Pour batter onto the middle of the waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Serve immediately. Top with butter, syrup, whipped cream, and pecans. You can also top with some powdered sugar, if you prefer. Feel free to use whatever syrup you have on hand. If you want to make a homemade syrup, we recommend our Copycat Kneaders Syrup or our Homemade Syrup Recipe.
What if I Prefer Pancakes?
I fully acknowledge that many people prefer pumpkin waffles to pancakes. 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. 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 are great health benefits that come from eating pumpkin. This pumpkin waffles recipe uses real pumpkin, so you are basically eating a vegetable for breakfast. Here are just a few health benefits of eating pumpkin:
- Pumpkin contains a lot of Vitamin A, which helps your eyesight and immune system.
- There are a ton of antioxidants in pumpkin which can reduce your chance of chronic illness and prevent your skin from sun damage.
- Adding pumpkin into your diet can help with weight loss since it is nutrient-dense, but low in calories.
- Pumpkin is high in Potassium, Vitamin C, and Fiber, which can all help your heart health.
- Pumpkin puree is also good for dogs! It can help with upset tummies or digestion problems.
Plus, it’s just plain delicious!
More Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin is surprisingly versatile! You can use it in a lot of different recipes. My favorite pumpkin recipes are desserts, of course, but pumpkin is also very good in soups and casseroles. If you loved these pumpkin waffles, try some of our other delicious pumpkin recipes. 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. You’ll love this creamy pumpkin pie-like layer topped with a crunchy, buttery, crust. Serve it warm with homemade whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
How to Make Pumpkin Waffles
- Waffle Iron
- 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.