Get ready to fall in love with breakfast all over again with these Pumpkin Spice Waffles! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with fall flavors, it's the perfect healthy breakfast dish.
One of the things that really makes it feel like fall each year is the beginning of pumpkin spice season. It’s always a little exciting when I see pumpkin spice lattes popping up on the menus at local coffee shops.
I know it can get overplayed, but I still love the comforting aroma and flavor of pumpkin spice. And I know I’m not alone! You can find a countless number of pumpkin spice products today —everything from yogurt to potato chips to chewing gum to air fresheners!
Now I'm excited to share my Pumpkin Spice Waffles. These waffles are a great way to satisfy your inner pumpkin spice cravings.
These healthy waffles are bursting with fall spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
Plus, they're packed with nutritious ingredients like whole grains, pumpkin, and Greek yogurt. The yogurt not only adds protein and probiotics, it also keeps the waffles incredibly moist and fluffy.
Why You'll Love This Dish
- Tasty- bursting with the cozy fall flavors of pumpkin and aromatic spices
- Quick and easy- this batter is easy to whip up and cooks in minutes in a waffle maker
- Crowd-pleaser- perfect for family breakfasts or special occasions
- Nutritious- a homemade treat that beats any store-bought waffle mix
The batter for my Pumpkin Spice Waffles is easy to put together. Here are some ingredient notes. You can get the full ingredient list in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Flour- I use whole wheat pastry flour to incorporate healthy whole grains into this dish. You can substitute all purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, or any combination of flours.
- Canned pumpkin- be sure to use 100% pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, which is sweetened
- Yogurt- vanilla Greek yogurt or Icelandic skyr keeps the waffles moist and adds flavor
- Pumpkin pie spice- to get that classic fall flavor, you can buy pre-made pumpkin pie spice or you can make your own with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or cloves
- Eggs- I separate the egg yolks from the whites and whip the egg whites until fluffy before incorporating them into the batter. This keeps the waffles light and fluffy.
How To Make Pumpkin Spice Waffles
This recipe is easy to make in just a few steps. Scroll to the bottom of the post to get the full recipe card.
- Step 1- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Step 2- Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
- Step 3- Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
- Step 4- Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the pancake batter.
- Step 5- Pour the batter into a waffle maker in batches and cook according to directions.
Recommended Product: Waffle Maker
You'll need a waffle maker for this recipe. This is the one I've had for years and recommend.
- If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp nutmeg, and ¼ tsp allspice or cloves.
- It's important to separate the eggs and whip the egg white until fluffy before folding them into the waffle batter. This creates tiny air pockets that keep the batter light and airy and creates fluffy waffles.
- If you don't have a waffle maker, you can use this batter to make pancakes.
How To Serve This Dish
You can serve these pumpkin spice pancakes with any of your favorite pancake toppings. I like to top them with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some chopped pecans. You can also serve them with fresh berries, sliced bananas, or other fruit.
For even more pumpkin goodness, serve these waffles with a tall glass of my pumpkin cream cold brew on the side!
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Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or mix of white whole wheat and all purpose
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (can substitute 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp allspice or cloves)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 container 2% vanilla Greek yogurt or Icelandic skyr
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil or melted butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 large eggs yolks and white separated
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Greek yogurt, maple syrup, chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Whisk the pumpkin, yogurt, milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, egg yolks, and vanilla.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into the batter.
- Pour some of the batter into a waffle maker, spreading it out. Cook according to directions (for my waffle maker, I used 2 cups batter to make 4 waffles). Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Top waffles with a dollop of siggi’s yogurt, maple syrup and/or chopped pecans