Pumpkin Waffles

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups batter

We all need more pumpkin spice in our lives! Start your weekend right with these fragrant, tender waffles.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Pinch of ground clove

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled; plus more, softened, for serving

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • Pure maple syrup and toasted pumpkin seeds, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Set a rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together, eggs, milk, pumpkin and melted butter; add flour mixture and mix just until batter is combined.

  3. Lightly coat waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour about 1 cup batter into center of iron (amount may vary depending on size of iron), spreading evenly with a spatula. Cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from iron and quickly toss back and forth from hand to hand to cool slightly and allow waffles to crisp up. Transfer to rack in oven; repeat with remaining batter. Serve with butter, syrup and pumpkin seeds.

    Mike Krautter
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