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Pumpkin Waffles

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If breakfast + pumpkin spice season are some of your favorite things, you are going to LOVE these Pumpkin Waffles. Crisp on the outside, soft and warm on the inside, made with a touch of pumpkin puree and just the right amount of pumpkin spice.

Oh, and if you want the ultimate Fall breakfast treat, you can tuck some mini marshmallows into these waffles so that the marshmallows melt and get all ooey gooey. So good!

Stack of pumpkin waffles with marshmallows with syrup being poured on top.

Homemade waffles

If you don't have a waffle maker yet, all I am going to say is that it is a very good investment into your family's happiness. Homemade waffles are so fresh and delicious, easy to make, and much cheaper than diner or restaurant waffles. We got this one recently and I am obsessed with WAFFLING ALL THE THINGS!!

The best part is that you can make so many waffle varieties that you will never get bored. Pumpkin waffles are one of my favorites, and this is not surprising considering how much we love pumpkin pancakes. I just love the subtle pumpkin flavor, the warmth of pumpkin spice, the touch of sweetness from brown sugar, and the gorgeous color of these waffles that you get from adding pumpkin puree.

Ready to make these??

Fork digging into pumpkin waffles.

Related recipe: Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup milk (I used 2%, but any kind will work)
  • 3 tablespoons melted better or vegetable oil (plus extra melted butter or oil spray for brushing the waffle maker, if yours sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (or any sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or add more to taste!)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (optional.... but are they really??)
  • Maple syrup for serving

Ingredients to make pumpkin waffles.

You'll also need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Waffle maker (obviously!). A Belgian waffle maker works best if you want the classic large circle waffle that is cut into 4 wedges, but ANY waffle maker is fine!

Related recipe: Carrot Cake Pancakes

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your waffle maker (or do this after step 2, if your preheats super fast!). If the instructions on your waffle maker say to grease the waffle iron, go ahead and do that. Most non-stick waffle makers don't need any butter or oil though. 

Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well-mixed and the egg is fully combined with the mixture. Add the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk together until just mixed - do not overmix!

Step 3: Pour the batter into the waffle maker, just enough to coat the bottom, but do not overfill. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the waffle is cooked through. Serve warm with maple syrup, or add marshmallows in the next step.

Pumpkin waffle batter in a waffle iron.

Step 4: Open the waffle maker and carefully cut the waffle in half - wear heat proof gloves to avoid burns. Add ¼ cup mini marshmallows to one half of the waffle and top with the other half as if making a sandwich. Close the waffle maker for 2 minutes as best as you can to melt the marshmallows (it might not close all the way or might not close at all, don't squish the waffles too much! The marshmallows will melt anyway if you put them on a freshly cooked hot waffle.).

Half a waffle in a waffle iron.

Step 5: Repeat until all the batter has been used.

Related recipe: Greek Yogurt Oat Blueberry Pancakes

Waffles with marshmallows

If you have never put mini marshmallows into your waffle squares and melted the marshmallows, you have GOT to try it!! I am normally a huge fan of overly sweet breakfast food, but something about the crispy waffle squares together with the warm, melted marshmallows is so irresistible!!

It's super easy to add marshmallows to waffles and absolutely worth trying at least once. As I described above, simply put mini marshmallows on half of a hot, freshly cooked waffle (as few or as many pieces as you like!), cut off the other half, and fold in two.

If your waffle iron closes with the two waffle halves stacked on top, that's awesome. The marshmallows should melt within about 2 minutes that way. If your waffle iron does not close with the two waffle halves, that's not a big deal!! Don't force it shut and squish the waffle. The warmth of the waffle will melt the marshmallows anyway, even if it takes an extra minute.

Hand holding a waffle sandwich with melted marshmallows.

Related recipe: Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee (amazing over iced milk or steamed milk, depending on what you like best)

Variations

→ Want to make this recipe a little more pumpkin-y? Increase the pumpkin puree to ½ cup or even ¾ cup, and decrease the milk to 1 ¼ cups, respectively.

→ Add some blueberries (fresh or frozen) right into the batter!

→ Add some crushed pecans right into the batter!

→ Serve with vanilla ice cream on top.

Related recipe: Pumpkin French Toast

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Stack of pumpkin waffles with marshmallows with syrup being poured on top.
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5 from 1 vote

Pumpkin Waffles

Perfectly spiced and absolutely delicious for Fall, these Pumpkin Waffles are a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings (3 large waffles)
Author: Kate

Equipment

  • Waffle maker
  • Large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup milk (I used 2%, but any kind will work)
  • 3 tablespoons melted better or vegetable oil (plus extra melted butter or oil spray for brushing the waffle maker, if yours sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (or any sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or add more to taste!)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (optional.... but are they really??)
  • Maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker. If the instructions for your waffle maker say to spray or brush it with oil or butter, do so according to the recommendations in the instructions. (Typically, new non-stick waffle makers don't need to be greased.)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well-mixed and the egg is fully combined with the mixture. Add the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk together until just mixed - do not overmix.
  • Pour or transfer the batter into the waffle maker, just enough to coat the bottom, but do not overfill. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the waffle is cooked through. Serve warm with maple syrup, or add marshmallows in the next step.
  • Open the waffle maker and carefully cut the waffle in half - wear heat proof gloves to avoid burns. Immediately add ⅓ cup mini marshmallows to one half of the waffle and top with the other half as if making a sandwich. Close the waffle maker for 2 minutes as best as you can to melt the marshmallows (it might not close all the way or might not close at all, don't squish the waffles too much! The marshmallows will melt anyway if you put them on a freshly cooked hot waffle.).
  • Repeat until all the batter has been used.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 59mg2%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3356IU67%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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