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Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Celebrate the season with a family favorite recipe for crispy, fluffy Pumpkin Spice Waffles.

Two Pumpkin Spice Waffles dusted with confectioners' sugar topped with maple syrup, whipped cream and chopped pecans

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin Bread – I suppose it was only fair we lend some pumpkin love to light and fluffy buttermilk waffles.

I’ve packed pumpkin and plenty of cinnamon, ginger and cloves into your next favorite fall breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Waffles.

Clear bowl containing waffle batter and a whisk

While the pumpkin flavor shines in this seasonal breakfast carb, it’s the splash of buttermilk that guarantees the waffles will remain crisp on the edges and tender in the middle.

Waffle maker containing pumpkin batter

No buttermilk in your fridge? Have no fear! You can make your own buttermilk with the following simple steps:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a liquid measuring cup.
  2. Top the lemon juice with milk (whole or skim) until you reach the 1 cup mark.
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then use whatever amount you need in place of buttermilk.

Cooked pumpkin spice waffle in waffle maker

And that’s all there is to it! So grab that pumpkin and get ready to upgrade your morning meal with light and fluffy Pumpkin Spice Waffles.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar topped with maple syrup, whipped cream and chopped pecans

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Two Pumpkin Spice Waffles dusted with confectioners' sugar topped with maple syrup, whipped cream and chopped pecans


Pumpkin Spice Waffles

  • 2 1/2
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4
    baking powder
  • 1
    baking soda
  • 1/2
  • 2
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    ground ginger
  • 1/4
    ground cloves
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1
    whole milk
  • 1
  • 1
    canned pumpkin
  • 6
    (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Chopped pecans, for serving (optional)
  • Maple syrup, for serving (optional)

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, buttermilk, pumpkin and melted butter. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients, folding just until combined. (The batter will be slightly lumpy.)

Preheat the waffle baker and lightly grease it with cooking spray or vegetable oil. Add a portion of the batter to the waffle baker, close the lid and cook until fully baked. Remove the waffle then repeat with the remaining waffle batter.

Top the waffles with chopped pecans (optional) and maple syrup. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Amount Per Serving

Calories 536
Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Fat 21g32%

Saturated Fat 12g75%

Cholesterol 177mg59%

Sodium 585mg25%

Potassium 547mg16%

Carbohydrates 73g24%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 21g23%

Protein 15g30%

Vitamin A 8394IU168%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 254mg25%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.