Pumpkin Waffles


I’m loving fall breakfast lately! I save these kind of recipes for the weekend and it always gives me something to look forward to. These waffles are one of my favorite fall breakfasts especially when topped with this incredibly delicious Apple Cider Syrup and a little sweetened whipped cream. The flavor combination of the two is simply irresistible and it couldn’t be more fall inspired.

Pumpkin Waffles and Apple Cider Syrup | Cooking Classy

Don’t skip the step of separating the eggs and whipping the whites in this recipe. Using the whipped egg whites will give you a fluffier, not so dense waffle. It may seem tedious, and more what I’m thinking is one extra dish to clean, but it’s worth that extra dish. It really just creates such a light and fluffy batter. Also, if you don’t plan on serving the waffles with the Apple Cider Syrup then you could definitely up the spices a little if you’d prefer (I don’t think it really needs more but some of you may).

Enjoy! Happy Fall!


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Pumpkin Waffles

5 from 1 vote

Yield: About 7 - 8 Belgian waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs , yolks and whites separated
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 5 Tbsp granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • Apple cider syrup , maple syrup or butter pecan syrup, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees and preheat a belgian waffle iron (non belgian should work fine too) to medium heat. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for 20 seconds. Create a well in center of mixture then set aside.
  2. To a separate medium mixing bowl add egg whites and cream of tartar, then using an electric hand mixer set on high speed, whip until soft peaks form, then add 2 Tbsp of the granulated sugar and whip until medium-stiff peaks form.
  3. In a separate medium mixing bowl whisk together milk, buttermilk, canola oil, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, egg yolks and remaining 3 Tbsp granulated sugar. While whisking, slowly pour milk mixture into flour mixture and mix just until combined (batter will be slightly lumpy), then fold egg whites into batter. Spray waffle iron lighlty and evenly with cooking spray then pour necessary amount (whatever fills your waffle iron, mine was a scant cup) into waffle iron and cook according to manufactures directions. Keep warm in preheated oven and repeat process with remaining batter. Serve warm with syrup of choice.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Gourmet

Pumpkin Waffles | Cooking Classy

Follow link HERE for Apple Cider Syrup recipe.

Apple Cider Syrup | Cooking Classy



  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous waffles, perfect fall breakfast! October 13, 2014 at 2:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! October 13, 2014 at 8:54pm Reply

  • Denisse @ Le Petit Chef: Ohhh I have been craving pumpkin waffles for a couple of weeks now! This settles it, time to get a waffle maker. Any recommendations? October 12, 2014 at 7:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I have the Waring Pro one I picked it up at Costo a long time ago and it has lasted great and I love the way it cooks waffles. Waring pro also makes one now that cooks two waffles at once and I think it’s like $30 more, that would be so convenient, if you wanted to splurge :). October 15, 2014 at 11:01pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: This looks so good! I need to buy a waffle maker! October 10, 2014 at 9:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You should! I’ve had mine for almost 10 years and it has gotten so much good use. October 10, 2014 at 10:38pm Reply

  • Andre: The waffle looks so picture perfect! It must be one of the favourite breakfasts for Fall :) October 10, 2014 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Leslie: I bet these are amazing! I’ve pinned them to make for later. How fall like. I think I’ll wait until a cool fall evening & do breakfast for dinner, yum! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! October 10, 2014 at 5:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I love breakfast for dinner! We always do that at my house. October 10, 2014 at 10:38pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Totally perfect waffles! I love making waffles compared to pancakes or French toast b/c they seem the most goof-proof :) I’m the world’s world pancake flipper but am getting better thanks to my new griddle, thanks to your recommendation! October 10, 2014 at 4:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! I’m glad you like that griddle :)! I use mine all the time we are total breakfast people around here. October 10, 2014 at 10:41pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: I love waffles more than pancakes! These look fabulous! I need to try the whipped whites trick! Pinned! October 10, 2014 at 12:56pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These look absolutely lovely! The perfect fall breakfast. October 10, 2014 at 12:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Katrina! October 10, 2014 at 10:39pm Reply

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