Deliciously fluffy homemade pumpkin spice waffles are the breakfast you need this fall. Lightly spiced pumpkin waffles will please any pumpkin fan. Serve these up at breakfast or brunch this weekend!
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There are no two ways about it. I love fall most of all. The cooler weather. Bright changing leaves. But mostly, the food.
And I just can’t get enough of pumpkin spice everything. With these pumpkin spice waffles, you can enjoy fluffy waffles that are perfectly spiced with all the best flavors of the season.
Let me tell you, not only do these waffles taste delicious with a cozy pumpkin spice latte, but they smell phenomenal when you’re cooking them.
Your whole house will smell of all the best fall scents all day long after making these.
What does pumpkin do to waffles?
Pumpkin not only turns your waffles a beautiful shade of orange, but it adds extra sweetness and moisture to your waffles without the need for tons of extra fat and sugar.
In fact, you can see in my recipe that I’m using less butter and oil than you may find in other waffle recipes because you just don’t need it with the addition of the pumpkin.
On a good for you note, adding a bit of pumpkin puree to this recipe has some healthy benefits you can feel good about. Namely incorporating a bit of protein into your waffles, making them a good source of fiber, and adding some extra vitamins & nutrients into the meal.
Now that’s something the whole family can feel good about, especially as you watch the rich syrup run down the sides as you cut each bite.
Plus, pumpkin gives you the festive base for all those warming flavors that it comes with. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Oh my!
How to Make the Best Fluffy Waffles
There are two main secrets to making the best fluffy waffles:
- Beat the egg whites to make them form stiff peaks. This will give the batter the body and lift it needs to be nice and fluffy.
- Don’t over mix the ingredients!
To beat your whites, first you need to separate the eggs. Empty the egg whites into a stand mixer’s bowl or another medium bowl and use a hand mixer. If you are using a stand mixer, use the whipping attachment if you have it. If not, the standard attachment will work.
Use the mixer to beat the egg whites on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form. It takes about 3 to 5 minutes. As the egg whites are starting to get a bit foamy looking towards the end, add in the sugar.
Once they form stiff peaks, the egg whites are done and you can set them aside until the other ingredients are ready.
To check to see if the eggs have formed stiff peaks, stop the mixer and pull the attachment out of the egg whites. If the egg whites stick some to the attachment and make a little hill on the end of the mixer, they are stiff enough. Keep beating them for a bit longer if not.
Once you have the egg whites ready to go, mix together the rest of the batter. Just stir it together until it is just combined. Then fold in your egg whites.
Don’t over mix the batter or the stiffened egg whites. You should use a hand spoon for this! If you use too much force or the electric mixer, you’ll break the egg whites apart and you’ll lose the fluffiness.
Now you can make your pumpkin spice waffles by cooking the batter in your waffle iron according to the iron’s instructions.
Other Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
Looking for other pumpkin breakfast recipes to serve this fall? I love these pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins because you get all the fall flavor in a make ahead recipe that you can take with you on the go.
And when I’m in the mood for something lighter and healthier, these pumpkin pie overnight oats sure hit the spot.
But for me, nothing is as delicious on a Fall weekend as a fresh, hot homemade pumpkin spice waffle.
Other Waffle Ideas You Might Also Enjoy:
For this second recipe of #PumpkinWeek 2019 we used our favorite sugar around, Dixie Crystal’s granulated sugar. It makes for the sweetest recipes, sweet or savory without using an exuberant amount. A little of their premium product goes far beyond the average brand.
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Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs separated
- 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Using a stand or hand held mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, adding in sugar towards the end.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and stir together, making sure to not over-stir. Fold in the whipped egg whites, until just incorporated.
- Cook in a waffle iron according to waffle iron instructions.
- Top as desired, with whipped topping, pecans, syrup, etc.
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Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Dairy Free Iced Coconut Pumpkin Spice Latte from Frugal & Fit
Easy Pumpkin Frappuccino from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Bubble Milk Tea from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Spice Red Sangria from Love & Confections
The Best (and Easiest) Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte from The Baking Fairy
Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
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Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Pecan Praline Topping from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Granola from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Waffles from 4 Sons R Us
Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Cream Cheese from My Sweet Zepol
Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
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Pumpkin and Sausage Tacos from Our Good Life
Pumpkin Broccoli Cheddar Soup from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from For the Love of Food
Pumpkin Parmesan Risotto with Bacon from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie from Palatable Pastime
Mini Pumpkin Pie Hand Pies from The Beard and The Baker
Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Creme Brûlée from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Honey Bun Cake from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Pie Bars from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Pumpkin Pie Dipped Oreos from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles from Creative Southern Home
Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze from Shockingly Delicious