Delicious made-from-scratch pumpkin waffles with just the right amount of pumpkin spice. Perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch party.

Pumpkin Waffles with Syrup, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice on a Plate Surrounded by Mini Pumpkins, Fork, and Towel

As the weather starts to cool down, we find ourselves reaching for our waffle maker more and more often. There’s just something about a warm, fluffy waffle that screams comfort food. And what could be better than pumpkin spice waffles?

This recipe is super easy to follow, and the end result is delicious! If you’re looking for a cozy breakfast idea, give these homemade pumpkin spice waffles a try.

Pumpkin Waffle Ingredients with Labels

Ingredients

Eggs – whole eggs, both egg yolks and whites.

Milk – we use 2% milk. You can also use buttermilk, although it will have a stronger taste. We don’t find that it adds any extra fluff to the waffles, but some others swear by it.

Oil – vegetable oil. You can also swap this out for melted butter. (If you use salted butter, then skip the salt.)

Vanilla – pure vanilla extract, homemade or purchased at the store.

Pumpkin – be sure to use pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie mix in a can.

Flour – all-purpose flour.

Sugar – granulated white sugar. You could also use brown sugar or a combination of the two.

Cornstarch – this helps the waffles get crisp around the edges.

Baking powder – baking powder helps make the waffles fluffy.

Salt – plain salt, like iodized table salt.

Pumpkin pie spice – use our homemade pumpkin pie spice blend (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves) or store-bought.

🍂 Make your own pumpkin spice mix – check out our easy recipe here.

Variations

  • Add chocolate chips to make pumpkin chocolate chip waffles.

Topping ideas

  • Pumpkin spice syrup – try our homemade recipe.
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Cool whip or whipped cream
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Sliced bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fall sprinkles
  • Butter
  • Sweetened cream cheese
  • Cinnamon or vanilla ice cream

Supplies

Mixing bowls/spoons – one each for the wet ingredients and one set for the dry ingredients.

Measuring cups/spoons – both dry and liquid measuring cups and spoons. We like to use a 1/2 measuring cup to measure out the batter into the waffle maker. (Adjust for the size of waffle maker you have).

Waffle iron – we love to use an iron with square-shaped waffles. You can use a round Belgian-style waffle maker; just know it will take a bit more time to cook and crisp the edges. You can also find really cute pumpkin-shaped waffle irons.

Cooking spray – we find that spraying the waffle iron once, in the beginning, is sufficient to prevent sticking.

How to Make Pumpkin Waffles

Follow these simple steps to make homemade pumpkin waffles.

Step 1 | Preheat waffle maker

Start by preheating your waffle maker.

Step 2 | Mix wet ingredients

Next, combine the wet ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl – eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract, and pumpkin.

Wet Ingredients in Mixing Bowl for Pumpkin Waffles

Step 3 | Mix dry ingredients

Then, mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl – flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice.

🍂 Make your own pumpkin spice mix – check out our easy recipe here.

Dry Ingredients in Mixing Bowl for Pumpkin Waffles

Step 4 | Fold dry ingredients into pumpkin mix

Fold the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Mix well, but don’t over-mix. Some lumps are okay.

Mixing Dry Ingredients with Wet Ingredients for Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin Waffle Batter Mixed in Bowl with Spoon

Step 5 | Pour batter into waffle iron

Lightly grease your waffle iron and pour almost 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle square. Note: this amount may need to be adjusted depending on your waffle maker.

Pouring Pumpkin Waffle Batter Into Waffle Iron

Step 6 | cook for 3 to 4 minutes

Close the waffle iron and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. (Time may vary depending on your waffle maker.)

Check to make sure the waffles are browned and lightly crisped on the outside. Then remove carefully from the iron onto a serving plate.

Pumpkin Waffle (left) Pumpkin Waffles Stacked on White Plate (right)

Repeat until all of the waffle batter is gone.

Step 7 | Serve with toppings and enjoy

Serve and enjoy with your favorite toppings – see ideas above, including our homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

🍂 Make your own pumpkin spice syrup – check out our homemade recipe here.

Pumpkin Waffles with Whipped Cream, Syrup, and Pumpkin Spice

More About This Waffle Recipe – Why We Love It

  • You can taste the delicious pumpkin flavor, but the waffles aren’t chewy like some other pumpkin waffle recipes we’ve tried.
  • These waffles have the perfect amount of pumpkin spice – we prefer to use our own pumpkin pie spice blend with ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. This mix gives the perfect blend of warm spices, similar to our favorite pumpkin pie recipe.

Pumpkin Waffle Side Ideas

Wondering what to serve with pumpkin waffles? Here are a few of our favorite side dishes that pair perfectly with sweet pumpkin waffles.

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Omelet bake
  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Fruit salad (pineapples, oranges, and bananas – candy corn fruit cups)

Looking for topping ideas instead? Jump to our topping idea list here.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup (left) Pumpkin Waffles Stacked with Toppings (right)

🍂 Make your own pumpkin spice syrup – check out our easy recipe here.

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Pumpkin Waffles with Syrup, Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Spice on a Plate Surrounded by Mini Pumpkins, Fork, and Towel

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Waffles

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Homemade pumpkin waffles with the perfect amount of pumpkin and spice. Perfect for a cozy fall breakfast.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your waffle iron.
  2. Next, combine the wet ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl – eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract, and canned pumpkin.
  3. Then mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl – flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Mix well, but don’t over-mix. Some lumps are okay.
  5. Lightly grease your waffle maker and pour almost 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle square. (This may vary depending on your waffle iron.)
  6. Close the waffle iron and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. (Time may vary for each waffle maker.)
  7. Check to make sure the waffles are browned and lightly crisped on the outside. Then remove carefully from the iron onto a serving plate.
  8. Repeat until all of the waffle batter is gone.
  9. Serve and enjoy with your favorite toppings – see ideas above, including our homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

Notes

  • Variation: add chocolate chips to make pumpkin chocolate chip waffles.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 9.2 g
  • Sodium: 106.8 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.4 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.1 mg
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Pumpkin Waffles on a Plate with Whipped Cream, Syrup, and Spices with Mini Pumpkins on a White Surface

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find questions related to making and serving pumpkin waffles.

How many calories are in one waffle?

With this recipe, we get about 14 waffles, and each one has about 200 calories. This, of course, is an estimate and depends on your exact ingredient measurements and the size of your waffle iron.

Can pumpkin waffles be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze these pumpkin waffles. Be sure to store them in an airtight freezer bag or storage container. To reheat from frozen, use the toaster to get crispy waffles or microwave for a softer waffle.

How long do waffles keep in the fridge? freezer?

You can store waffles in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days or in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. You may be able to keep them longer, but the taste and texture may change the longer they are stored in the fridge or freezer.

In Summary

Now that you know how to make pumpkin spice waffles from scratch, there’s no excuse not to enjoy them all fall long. Will you be trying out this recipe? Let us know in the comments below, or tag us on social media. We can’t wait to see your photos of delicious-looking pumpkin waffles!

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