Pumpkin Waffles

Any leftover waffles can be cooled, wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen. Unwrap and pop in a toaster or oven to reheat.

Don't have buttermilk? Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup and 3 tablespoons of milk, and let sit for a couple minutes. Or mix 3/4 cup of plain yogurt with a half cup of milk.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin purée
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (plus a little more for brushing the waffle iron)
  • Applesauce or apple butter for serving

Special equipment:

Method

1 Preheat your waffle iron.

2 Whisk dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

mixing dry pumpkin waffle ingredients in bowl whisked pumpkin waffle dry ingredients in metal bowl

3 Whisk sugar and wet ingredients: In a larger bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar until there are no more brown sugar clumps.

Add the buttermilk, pumpkin purée, melted butter and whisk until smooth.

mixing in wet ingredients for pumpkin waffle mix

4 Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.

whisking all ingredients for pumpkin waffles mixed pumpkin waffle mix in bowl

5 Cook in waffle iron: Brush a little melted butter over the wells of the hot waffle maker (to make it easier to remove the waffles.)

When your waffle maker is hot, working in batches, ladle the batter onto the center of the waffle iron wells, not all the way to the edge, and slowly lower the top lid of the waffle iron.

brushing melted butter over waffle iron pumpkin waffle mix poured into waffle iron

Cook until your waffle iron indicates that the waffles are ready, or until steam stops coming out of the sides of the waffle iron, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Open the waffle iron and carefully lift the edge of a waffle with a fork to remove the waffles from the waffle iron.

waffle iron cooking pumpkin waffles - yum! removing cooked pumpkin waffles from waffle iron

Serve with warmed maple syrup and a side of apple sauce or apple butter.