Pumpkin Spice Waffles

If you love all things pumpkin, crisp mornings and a hearty breakfast, you’ll love these pumpkin spice waffles.  Made with things like whole-wheat flour, flaxseeds and pumpkin puree, one waffle will make your stomach sigh with contentment from breakfast to lunch.

You can make your own pumpkin puree from those leftover jack-o-lanterns, or buy canned pumpkin–either way, you’ll love these waffles–and not just because they’re good for you!

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Yields 6 Belgian Waffles

Mix the following ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3 cups whole-wheat flour (I prefer non GMO flour such as Prairie Gold by Wheat Montana)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed (optional–but why not?!)
2 Tbs. baking powder
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Make a well in the dry ingredients and then add:
1/8 cup canola oil
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Mix well until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients. Slowly add about two cups of water–until the batter reaches the perfect consistency for your waffle maker–my husband describes it as ‘runny but thick.’ The amount of water you need will depend on the consistency of your pumpkin puree. Enjoy!

We always use a spritz of cooking spray on both sides of the waffle iron (even though it’s a non-stick surface).

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Anita currently teaches English to 7th-12th graders. She describes herself as a ‘recovering cancer caregiver’ who gives thanks daily that her husband has been cancer-free for ten years.

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  • Oh my goodness! Those sound amazing! Makes me wish we had a waffle iron! 🙂 Do you think the batter would work for pancakes? My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    My favourite way to eat pumpkin is to make my favourite Pumpkin Muffins. The recipe is one that I’ve been making for almost 10 years now and I got it through an online bulletin board of ladies who practice Natural Family Planning. Every time I make it, I think of all my girlfriends from that group. 🙂 It’s one of my fall/holiday go-to recipes and I love making them for my husband to take to work for his office party at Christmas or to give to friends and family (I even made a batch last December for my therapist and his family — which he said were practically inhaled by his kids! LOL!). It makes about 12 muffins but I always double it because they disappear fast. I have even quadrupled it a few times. It’s super easy and I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love it (the addition of chocolate chips probably helps!).
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    • We use the same recipe for waffles and pancakes–we just add a little more water when we make pancakes! Your pumpkin muffins sounds wonderful!

  • Yum! Seriously considering making these for dinner instead of pizza. 🙂
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    • Well, they DO have a vegetable as one of the ingredients! Sounds like a supper food to me!

  • Those look perfect for a weekend breakfast! Can’t get enough pumpkin these days! Pinning and will be sharing on my Facebook page on Sunday morning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!
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    • Thank you for sharing, Michelle! I hope you enjoy them :).

  • Yum yum yum!! I made a quick dinner of pancakes for the littles tonight but had debating doing waffles instead… wish I’d hopped over here before dinnertime, because I was wishing I had a go-to pancake/waffle recipe that called for pumpkin. Next time, I’ll know right where to go! Pinning this. 🙂
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    • I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for pinning :).

  • I love pumpkin pancakes, so I don’t know why I’ve never made pumpkin waffles. These sound delicious–I need to go dust off my waffle maker.
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    • 🙂 I hope you enjoy them! I prefer waffles to pancakes (I like the crispy texture and the syrup-holding hollows 😉 ).
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  • These sound great! Waffles on weekend mornings are one of my favourite ways to tend my soul. 🙂 Pumpkin is great in all kinds of breads and muffins, and I also really enjoy pumpkin ravioli with sage butter.
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    • Ooooh! Do you have a recipe for pumpkin ravioli with sage butter? That sounds amazing!

  • I’ve saved this post for the last couple of days. I’ve come back a couple of times and I think this might be a good twist on the waffles I’ll be making when our seeds are home for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing. =) I’ve really enjoyed your blog.
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  • Look great! Pinned and shared on FB too. Yum!
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    • Thank you! I had some for breakfast this morning :).

  • Mmm, yum. I still have three pumpkins left and was wondering what I was going to do with them. I always make large batches of waffles and freeze them. I think that’s what I’m going to do thanks to you. Blessings!
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  • I love all things pumpkin spice, Anita. These look both healthy and delish. I’m pinning these to my Pumpkin and Breakfast boards and trying them soon. Thanks so much for the recipe.
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    • We try to modify our favorites into healthy (er) versions–and how cool that you can eat vegetables for breakfast ;).

  • You had me at pumpkin!!!! They sound delicious. Do you put syrup on them, powdered sugar or something else???
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  • Sounds interesting. I’m not a huge pumpkin eater, but I bet I could make these with sweet potato. Thank you for linking up this recipe with us at The Loft. Love that you joined us!

  • Robbi Bittle

    Oh, I love pumpkin, so anyway is good! I might try this slightly modifide with a Gluten Free mix, but it sounds amazing! THanks for sharing!

  • I’ve been looking for pumpkin recipes! Saving this one. Thank you for sharing.