These delicious Pumpkin Waffles are made completely from scratch and make the perfect Fall breakfast. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and bursting with pumpkin spice flavor!
The Easiest Pumpkin Waffle Recipe
We love all things pumpkin in our house. Any dessert or treat you can think of – we enjoy it all! My kiddos are obsessed with big breakfasts and these pumpkin spice waffles have become a staple in the fall. They have just the right amount of sweetness and go great with any topping. I love crisp waffles that stay soft on the inside!
Sunday mornings are when I make elaborate breakfasts. Pancakes, french toast, bacon – you name it! We switch it up often so each of us can enjoy our favorites. Waffles are my favorite breakfast food. They have the perfect texture and the golden crispy outside has me coming back for seconds and sometimes thirds. If you love waffles AND chocolate, you have to try these Belgian Chocolate Waffles, too!
What You’ll Need
You will need basic waffle batter ingredients for the pumpkin waffle mix. There’s a good chance you have most of these things already.
- Flour – you will need all purpose flour.
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: This warm spice is essential for bringing out the flavor of the pumpkin puree.
- Milk – sub almond milk if preferred.
- Heavy Cream
- Butter: Melt the butter ahead of time for the waffle batter.
- Pumpkin Puree
- Brown Sugar: I like to use dark brown sugar in this recipe.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Waffles
This is such an easy recipe! If you love making homemade waffles, you’ll enjoy making these pumpkin waffles.
- Step 1. Warm up your waffle maker.
- Step 2. While the waffle maker is heating up, whisk milk, heavy cream, melted butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Then whisk in the eggs one at a time until combined. All of these ingredients should be at room temperature before mixing.
- Step 3. In a separate large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice until well incorporated.
- Step 4. Create a well in the bowl with the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and whisk together. The batter will be lumpy so be sure not to overmix.
- Step 5. Now your waffle iron should be ready. Spray it with non-stick spray and pour pumpkin waffle batter until the iron is half full in each batch. As it cooks, it will rise.
- Step 6. When the time is up, remove the waffle and serve warm with your favorite toppings. Repeat the process with the rest of the waffle batter.
- Waffle Maker
- Non-Stick Spray
- Mixing Bowls: Medium and large sizes.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Topping For Pumpkin Waffles
You can serve these pumpkin waffles with a variety of toppings. Here are some suggestions!
- Maple Syrup
- Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Chips
- Fresh Berries
- Chopped Pecans
- Vanilla Ice Cream
Tips & Tricks For The Best Pumpkin Waffles
- It should only take around 3-5 minutes to cook each pumpkin waffle.
- Gathering all of the ingredients and supplies you need ahead of time will make executing this recipe easier and faster.
- Allow the waffle batter to rest after mixing all of the ingredients so it can have time to absorb the flour. If you find the batter too thick, add a splash of milk. If it is too thin, add some flour!
- Add the chocolate chips and pecans right into the pumpkin waffle mix if you like.
How to Store Leftovers
Store leftover pumpkin walls in a resealable bag in the refrigerator. They will last up to 3 days. Reheat in the toaster or air fryer to get them to crisp up again.
You can also freeze leftovers as well. Place the waffles in a freezer bag and store them for up to 2 months.
More Pumpkin Recipes
- Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Meringues
- Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread
- Pumpkin Cake Roll
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Warm up waffle maker
- In a medium bowl, mix room temperature milk, heavy cream, melted butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar and vanilla and whisk together. Add eggs one at a time and whisk in.
- In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice and whisk.
- Create a well (hole) in the middle of the flour mixture and add milk mixture to it. Whisk all ingredients together, but do not over mix. Batter will be lumpy.
- Spray waffle maker with release spray and pour enough batter on iron to fill it about 1/2 full (batter will expand as it’s baked).
- Remove waffles when time is up. Serve with our favorite syrup, pecans, whip topping or cream cheese whipped topping.