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



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lily: Hello (from France!) and thank you for that great recipe I made it last night with your apple cider syrup it was beautiful !

    I didn’t see in the recipe when to add the egg yolks so I added them anyway with the “liquid” ingredients and it worked very well.
    Thanks for your recipes thay are great! October 26, 2014 at 2:58am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Lily! Thanks for pointing that out, I’ve added that above, sorry!! November 27, 2014 at 12:50am Reply

  • Lily: Great recipe thank you October 29, 2014 at 4:02pm Reply

  • Kelly: Sorry, I found them. Please disregard. October 31, 2014 at 4:56am Reply

  • Nori Barrett: These Pumpkin Waffles sound amazing! Great Recipe and love your website!

    Nori Barrett November 15, 2014 at 9:54am Reply

  • Pumpkin waffles or pancake: Just add pumpkin pie spices to whipped cream and serve instead of butter-adollop on each. November 25, 2014 at 8:14pm Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: This sounds like Christmas morning to me! Pinning! :) December 21, 2014 at 8:27am Reply

  • Angeline Peterman: I cannot wait to try these out for National Waffle Day Thank you for the recipe! Looks super yummy! August 18, 2015 at 4:03am Reply

  • Melissa Gleason: I was wondering what size canned pumpkin to use?? October 10, 2015 at 4:36pm Reply

  • Jenn: I made these yesterday morning and they taste great! This will definitely be my go to waffle recipe. I recommend letting them get just a little crisp on the outside because it brings out the flavor. This recipe made way more than we could eat but we just froze the extras and they taste great warmed up in the toaster oven! Thanks for sharing! October 11, 2015 at 12:29pm Reply

  • Kelsey: Made these, they’re so delicious!!!! :D
    I put chopped pecans and chocolate chips in them O.o with some butter and real maple syrup, holy cow! They were great :) October 14, 2015 at 11:25am Reply

  • Morgan Ocetnik: Hi I’m Morgan Ocetnik and I’m a high school student that writes for our school magazine! I’m doing a fall recipe page and would love to feature this recipe and the pictures you used. Can I have your consent to use them? I will give you recipe and photo credits!

    Thank you, Morgan. October 26, 2015 at 12:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That would be fine, thanks Morgan! October 26, 2015 at 8:51pm Reply

  • Morgan: Hi, thank you so much! So that I can have a better quality picture, do you mind emailing me pictures of the pumpkin waffles? November 5, 2015 at 12:43pm Reply

  • Amy: Wow!!! These were so tasty the girl gobbled them right up and couldn’t stop raving about how good they were! We had a lot of batter leftover so we refrigerated it and had pancakes the next morning. I must say, they put regular pancakes to shame. The girl doesn’t want regular pancakes anymore :) and I’m ok with that!

    Thank you May 17, 2016 at 10:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear Amy! May 19, 2016 at 4:14pm Reply

  • Andrea: Thank you for this recipe! Best waffles I ever made- hands down!!! 💞 August 28, 2016 at 6:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for reporting back Andrea! August 31, 2016 at 10:53am Reply

  • Jeff: This is a great recipe, they were a big hit. I made a few substitutions that made sense to me and I was super happy with the results.

    I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour for regular, melted butter for oil, tripled the vanilla and used Mexican vanilla, and added about a half teaspoon of ground cloves.

    Thank you for sharing this, it will now be part of our special breakfast rotation. October 15, 2017 at 9:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed the pumpkin waffles Jeff! October 16, 2017 at 4:04pm Reply

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