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October 5, 2015

Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

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Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Syrup are sure to be a family favorite.
 Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these waffles are sure to be a family favorite.

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I was late to join the pumpkin bandwagon… this year and in life.

For the longest time, I just assumed I hated pumpkin because I thought pumpkin pie was disgusting.

Turns out, nutmeg is the part of pumpkin pie I despise, which I discovered by accident. After I studied abroad in Italy, I made a beautiful creamy pasta dish that called for just a sprinkle of nutmeg. The dish tasted fantastic during the cooking process… but that sprinkle ruined the entire thing for me, even though my friends were impressed with the dish.

That being said, me and pumpkin spiced things? Nope.

But if you give me pumpkin with ample amounts of cinnamon, I’m a happy girl.

Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these waffles are sure to be a family favorite.

These waffles are all about the pumpkin and are highlighted by cinnamon. That being said, I’m sure you could easily add in the pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon if you’re into that kind of thing.

They’re also dairy free. (Though you can add regular milk instead of cashew or any non-dairy milk.)

And they’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these waffles are sure to be a family favorite.

And then! Then! You make this super simple but ridiculously delicious cinnamon maple syrup on the stovetop as your waffles cook.

Then all your breakfast/brunch guests are impressed. (Our one guest was!)

And I think it’s fair to say that if you make these waffles? You’re totally winning at the breakfast/brunch game.

Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these waffles are sure to be a family favorite.

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Looking for more pumpkin breakfasts? We adore this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, as well as these Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese and Nutella Swirl and this Pumpkin Brown Butter Streusel Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze.

Interested in just these waffles?

Scroll on down to learn how to make ’em at home!

Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Syrup
Yield: 10 waffles

Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Fluffy pumpkin waffles are the perfect breakfast treat for fall. Topped with a stellar cinnamon maple syrup, these waffles are sure to be a family favorite.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Waffles

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk (or another non-dairy milk OR regular milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Cinnamon Maple Syrup

  • 2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 2-5" cinnamon sticks, broken in half

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients -- the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon -- and whisk together.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients -- the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, vanilla extract, coconut oil and maple syrup -- and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and slowly mix together, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix the batter.
  4. Preheat the waffle iron, spraying lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the warmed waffle iron, spreading with a rubber spatula until at the edges.
  6. Cook per the manufacturer's instructions. (I like mine crispy on the outside, so I cook them on a higher setting. To each their own.)
  7. While the waffles are cooking, heat the maple syrup and cinnamon sticks over medium heat. Simmer until time to eat.
  8. When the waffles are cooked to your liking, serve warm with the cinnamon syrup. Enjoy!

Notes

These waffles are easy to freeze! Once cooked, let cool on a cooling rack, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 waffles

Serving Size:

1 waffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 291mg Carbohydrates: 65g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 44g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

How do you feel about nutmeg?

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22 Comments

  1. Julia

    I’m not huge on nutmeg either…I can dig just a tad, but there’s a fine balance between just enough and WHOA THERE TOO MUCH. Anyhoo, I’m daydreaming about mowing down a stack of these delish fluffy waffs!

    • Erin

      Glad I’m not alone on the nutmeg weirdness… but it’s good that you can dig it just a tad. I wish I could be able to have anything with a pinch of nutmeg without being absolutely disgusted. And you should totally make a stack of these waffs! They freeze fantastically, too, so you don’t even have to share!

  2. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    Ummm YES! These sound amazing. I’m obsessed with anything pumpkin right now, and adding cinnamon just makes it even better. This syrup sounds so easy and yummy, too.

    • Erin

      Thank you, Jenna! I’m totally obsessed with all things pumpkin, too, and cinnamon just makes it so much better! And the syrup makes these waffles. It’s so simple and SO GOOD.

  3. Lindsay

    These look amazing!!!! I don’t really like pumpkin all that much, but even I want to try these!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Lindsay! I hope these waffles make you a pumpkin believer!

    • Erin

      Ah! Sorry, girl! In fairness… these waffles really aren’t THAT bad. (Relatively speaking, ya know?) But I don’t want to make you go off your diet for them, so just drool from a distance. Until you’re ready for a cheat day, then have at it!

  4. Ali

    Yes! Definitely on the menu this weekend! I can’t wait to try that syrup.

    • Erin

      Wahoo! We legit wanted to DRINK this syrup. So. Good!

  5. Ai Ping | Curious Nut

    I don’t hate pumpkin but don’t LOVE it either. But then your pumpkin waffles look too good to pass up. Yums.

    • Erin

      Hopefully, these waffles can convince you that pumpkin is better than just OK. 🙂

  6. Tayler

    Funny thing: my 15 year old sister made these for us this weekend!

    • Erin

      AH! What fun! I hope y’all enjoyed them! <3

  7. Amanda - RunToTheFinish

    You had me at waffle! I just ate them daily on vacation and now want to make them at home!

    • Erin

      Waffles everyday sounds FANTASTIC. That can be a thing with these, right?

  8. Claudia | Breakfast Drama Queen

    These waffles look amazing! While I love pumpkin spiced things, I can’t stand too much nutmeg (a little is good, a lot is bad). I think we can all agree that cinnamon is the best spice out there 🙂

    • Erin

      Thanks so much! And hooray for pumpkin spiced things light on the nutmeg. 😉 Cinnamon is my favorite, so I’m glad you’re with me on this.

  9. Amber | Cupcakes and Coffee Grounds

    OH MY GOSH…Please feel free to make me breakfast any day. These look incredible. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Erin

      Come on over! We’re HUGE breakfast fans, and these waffles have been making a rotation in our routine recently… so we’re happy to share. 😉

  10. Çitra Kale @Çitra's Home Diary

    The waffle looks perfectly yummy and fluffy… I should try this soon! thx for sharing your recipe Erin

    • Erin

      Aww, thank you, Çitra! These waffles are some of our favorites, and I hope you enjoy them!

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