You need to try our Pumpkin Waffle Recipe! One bite will hook you. This is the best waffle recipe for Fall: quick, easy, and full of warm flavors like brown sugar and cinnamon!
What makes these the best pumpkin waffles?
- They’re easy to make
- Use only simple ingredients
- Full of warm pumpkin spice flavor
- You can make them ahead of time, freeze them, and pop them in the toaster to reheat
- Perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning!
When Fall rolls around, I get so excited to make these pumpkin waffles. There is nothing like a plate of fresh waffles with a mug of hot coffee for breakfast when it’s nice and chilly outside!
The best part about this easy waffle recipe is that it tastes just like pumpkin pie, in waffle form. If you ask me, you just can’t get any better than breakfast that tastes like one of your favorite desserts.
I even like to make them as breakfast for dinner!
- Waffle iron, mini waffle maker, or a skillet
- 2 mixing bowls
The best way to make waffles is using a waffle iron, but if you don’t have one, you can still make these waffles. I have made waffles in a pan before (even my Banana Bread Waffles!) and it works just fine.
🎃 Waffle Batter Ingredients
- vanilla extract
- pumpkin puree
- vegetable oil
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- brown sugar
You will also need butter to grease the waffle iron.
🧈 Waffle Toppings
- Maple syrup
- Pecans: They make these waffles extra flavorful and add a nice crunchy texture. I love adding pecans!
- Ice cream: Perfect for making pumpkin waffles for dessert.
- Homemade whipped cream: I love making my own whipped cream to top sweet breakfast ideas like this with.
- Easy Butterscotch Sauce: Perfect for topping pumpkin waffles!
👪 How many people does this serve?
Depending on the size of your waffle iron, our pumpkin waffle recipe makes about 6 waffles. It’s a perfect family breakfast recipe!
🥞 How to Make Waffles with Pumpkin
- In a mixing bowl, mix your dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to combine completely.
- Using another mixing bowl, mix your wet ingredients: whisk eggs, then add vegetable oil, milk, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree. Whisk to completely combine.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir to completely combine, but don’t over-mix the batter. The batter should be slightly lumpy, a little sticky, and dense.
- Heat your waffle iron to medium-high heat. Melt a little butter on both sides to prevent the waffles from sticking. Pour your desired amount of batter into the waffle iron and close. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the waffle is golden with slightly crispy edges.
- Remove the waffle from the iron and repeat until you use up your pumpkin waffle batter. Serve with butter, syrup, and pecans! Enjoy!
For full ingredient measurements and recipe tips, keep scrolling to the recipe card below!
⭐ Family Foodie Tips
- Be careful not to over-mix the batter. Mix it well, but leave a couple of lumps. If you mix it too much, your pumpkin waffles will come out too dense and not light and fluffy.
- Melt a little butter on the surface of your waffle iron in-between cooking each waffle so they won’t stick.
- You can use any type of waffle iron you like. I like to use a mini waffle maker, as I did with our Best Banana Bread Waffles.
- Try not to overfill the waffle iron with too much batter when cooking waffles.
❄ How to Freeze Waffles
Waffles are so easy to freeze, and make one of the best freezer breakfasts to enjoy all through Fall! You can prepare a big batch and then heat them up whenever you want them. It’s so easy. Future you will thank you!
- Prepare the pumpkin waffle recipe as instructed.
- Allow them to cool completely, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Add them to the freezer until they are frozen solid (check at 1 hour).
- Transfer to freezer-safe bags for up to 3-4 months.
🔥 How to Reheat Waffles
You can reheat refrigerated or frozen waffles by simply popping them in the toaster and toasting until they’re heated through.
I toast them at the lowest setting first, then add them to the toaster again as needed until they’re heated through and crispy again.
📖 Easy Pumpkin Recipes
- Easy Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
- Sweet Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Easy Pumpkin Empanadas
- Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
- Pumpkin Crunch Cake
We have plenty of easy pumpkin recipes to enjoy! Want more? Take a look at all of our seasonal recipes for ideas!
📖 Best Breakfast Recipes
- Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Best Banana Bread Waffles
- Dutch Baby Pancake with Berries and Cream
- Japanese Soufflé Pancakes
- Starbucks Egg Bites
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Pumpkin Waffle Recipe
- Waffle iron, mini waffle iron, or pan
- 2 mixing bowls
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup pecans
- In a mixing bowl, add 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Stir until completely combined.In another mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs, then add 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree. Whisk until completely combined.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir to completely combine, but don't over-mix the batter. The batter should be slightly lumpy, a little sticky, and dense.
- Heat your waffle iron to medium-high heat. Melt a little butter on both sides to prevent the waffles from sticking. Pour your desired amount of batter into the waffle iron and close. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the waffle is golden with slightly crispy edges.Remove the waffle from the iron and repeat until you use up your pumpkin waffle batter. Serve with butter, syrup, and pecans! Enjoy!
- This recipe makes roughly 6 waffles (depending on the size of the waffle iron).
- Don’t over mix the waffle batter. Mix well, but it’s okay to leave a couple of lumps in there. If you mix too much, your pumpkin waffles won’t be light and fluffy!
- Be sure to melt a little butter on the surface between each waffle to prevent sticking.
Photo credit: Christine Rooney