Pumpkin Waffles

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When I come up with a new recipe for weelicious, it usually takes me some time to test it, write the post and stage and edit the photos and so on before publishing it here. But, earlier this week I innocently posted a picture of Kenya's lunch on my facebook and Twitter, and almost immediately I was barraged with emails and messages asking what it was that I made. So, by overwhelming demand, I bring you one of my favorite recipes, pumpkin waffles!

Pumpkin Waffles from weelicious.com

Over the holidays, I buy tons of canned pumpkin puree and inevitably it sits in the cabinet for months until I get around to using all of it. This recipe is for anyone who's overstocked on pumpkin and wants to get rid of it in the yummiest way possible!

Pumpkin Waffles from weelicious.com

In our house, we're all about serving these waffles for breakfast, but I decided to take them a step further. I like to make a big batch of waffles, enjoy half of them when I make them, freeze a few for future breakfasts (just pop them in the toaster oven when you need them) and make sandwiches with the remaining. Yes, sandwiches.

Pumpkin Waffles from weelicious.com

How excited will your kids be when they open their lunch box to see cream cheese (and maybe some sliced fruit) between two fluffy pumpkin waffles? I guarantee you'll win mom (or dad) of the year for that one!

Pumpkin Waffles from weelicious.com

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Pumpkin Waffles (Makes 12 4-inch Waffles)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk*
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted

Preparation

1. Preheat waffle iron.

2. Sift first 7 ingredients into a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl whisk the remaining ingredients.

4. Whisk the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture and whisk until smooth.

5. Pour about 1/2 cup of the pumpkin batter into a waffle iron that’s been buttered or greased and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.

6. Serve with maple syrup or make into sandwiches filling with cream cheese and whatever other fillings you desire.

*Allow to cool, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, place in toaster oven or oven at 300 and heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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57 comments

  • Jennifer

    That is a fabulous idea! I will definitely be putting that in my daughter's lunch box soon. My son is allergic to cinnamon - do you think I could leave it out?

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    • Catherine

      Yes you can :)

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  • Lori

    Looks SO yummy! Did you add any flavoring to the cream cheese? I love the idea of cutting the waffles to make sandwiches. Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      No we used plain cream cheese and it was great!

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  • Kim

    Just wanted to thank you for having such a wonderful healthy food blog. What kind of milk does your kids drink? I notice you cook alot with almond and rice milk. Do you have a healthy version of frosting for cupcakes?

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    • Catherine

      We drink almond milk, whole,and rice milk.

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  • Britain

    hi,
    this recipe sounds awesome! i was wondering what i could substitute buttermilk with? we're lactose intolerant over here.

    thanks!

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    • Catherine

      You can use Rice Milk, or Almond Milk , Soy Milk :)

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  • Laura

    I just made a half recipe of these for my family for breakfast. I didn't have the buttermilk so I just used non-fat milk, and when it came time to add the pumpkin, I realized all I had was organic \"pumpkin pie mix\" puree. Oops! They were still delicious and my 2-year old son ate 2 whole waffles! (My husband ate 5!)

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  • Lisa

    maybe my question was not phrased correctly, just wanted to know what 1 MILK meant for the ingredients, as in what measurement as it already has butter milk...thanks

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    • Catherine

      Sorry there was a typo, it is 1 Cup Milk

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  • Kay

    Can you make with with regular milk instead of buttermilk?

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    • Catherine

      yes you can

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  • Urs Jepsen

    These waffles are amazing! I can't get enough of them. THANK YOU!

    Urs

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  • Waffeleisen

    Hmm YUM! *-). Thank you for the share

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  • Susan

    i made these for the first time, I was so PROUD of my self. First I have never made waffles and to make them from scratch they were amazing. I made extra and I think we ate them everyday for a week! The whole family loved them and I especially loved the idea that we were getting healthy pumpkin in there too.

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  • Cathi

    These waffles are delicious!

    Have you made them with a wheat flour / white flour combination?

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    • Catherine

      No, did you make yours with that combination? How did they turn out?

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  • Kaylin

    We loved these! The kids even commented on the smell and they dug right in! This recipe is definitely a good reason for stocking up on pumpkin! Thanks so much!

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    • Jamie R

      I forgot to say that we also used white whole wheat flour and it worked perfectly! Light and airy just like regular flour without the coarseness of whole wheat flour.

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  • Jamie R

    We just made these this morning with a few modifications because we are dairy free. I used Earth Balance in place of the butter, and coconut milk instead of milk. We also used butternut squash puree instead of pumpkin and then later added some freeze dried apples for fun. The waffles turned out lovely and we will definitely use this recipe again!

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  • Anna

    I don't have a waffle iron, but can I use the same batter to make pancakes?

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    • Catherine

      yes you can!! :)

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  • Kathleen

    My kids are allergic to eggs and dairy. What can I use to substitute the eggs?

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    • Barbara

      You can use applesauce instead of eggs. 1/4 cup unsweetened (not chunky) applesauce plus 1/2 teas baking powder for each egg you are replacing.

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  • Laura Degnan

    As always, weelicious comes through for this house!! Delicious! Thank you Catherine!

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  • Sarah W.

    hey catherine! I tried this out as well with pancakes instead of waffles and it was fantastic!

    http://sarahplanet.com/?p=339

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    Wonderful site, where did you come up with the knowledge in this piece of content? I'm happy I found it though, ill be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.

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  • Morgan

    My family loved these! We have been eating them as a snack too!

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  • Danae

    I just made these for dinner (with veggies on the side!), only I don't own a waffle iron, so I cooked them like pancakes. It worked great and my kids are gobbling them up as I write this! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    The only problem with these, is you cannot make them with hungry children, they eat them up way too fast! :) Thanks!

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    Hi! Just curious what size waffle maker you use for your waffle sandwiches. There is a footnote on this recipe which says you use a Belgian waffle maker, however the photo doesn't look like each side could be as thick as a Belgian waffle. Do you use two regular waffles or one Belgian waffle sliced in half? I just tried the latter and it was difficult to cut it without \"holes\" appearing on one side. Thanks!

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  • Danae

    Love this recipe! I've used it to make pancakes several times. My parents just gave me their old waffle iron, so I finally got to make them as waffles. Yum!

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  • MamaTick

    I made these a couple of weeks ago and my baby loves them. I did alter the recipe, I used a whole can of pumpkin instead of just a cup, and they turned out great. They freeze wonderfully, so I am able to take out just the right amount for a snake or a meal (I broke them into 4s after I froze them).

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  • itri19

    This is definitely my new favorite waffle recipe! I was already using waffles like a sandwich w/ crem cheese &amp; raisins between, but love the pumpkin!! I may try to us honey instead of brown sugar next time, as I usually have that on hand more. Thanks for a great website!!

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    This is a yummy recipe and makes perfect pancakes too.

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  • Srdaniel

    Can I replace the brown sugar with agave? Will it alter the results any?

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    • Catherine

      You can, but it is a little tricky. Use half the amount of brown sugar called for if you're using agave, and then increase the flour by the same amount. You might need to add a little more or less flour to get to the right consistency!

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  • Crystal

    Is there any reason I shouldn't make the batter the night before and stick it in the fridge until we wake up the next morning?

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    • McCord

      That should work out just fine! Saves you time, too!

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  • Elizabeth

    Substituted pureed sweet potatoes for pumpkin when I realized I was out of canned pumpkin. Also used pumpkin pie spice in place of ginger. Lastly, I never have buttermilk, so I used the substitute of 1 tbsp. lemon juice per cup of milk. Delish!

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    • McCord

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