Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Waffles

Leah Althiser
by Leah Althiser
4 Servings
20 min

If you need a pumpkin fix at breakfast, these pumpkin waffles are the perfect thing!

I have no shame about being a pumpkin junkie. The mood can strike at any time of year, but it strikes most often in the fall.

I am currently obsessed with these waffles with real pumpkin, spices, and buttermilk. They are super moist and flavorful.

My secret weapon is this buttermilk powder that I always have handy in my fridge!

After your batter is ready to go, set up a waffle station like this.

I use a cheap Belgian waffle maker and it works fine.

My dad taught me a trick to getting great waffles out of this type of iron. Don't take the waffles out when the green light comes on, but instead wait until steam has mostly stopped coming out of the iron instead.

Because these waffles are so moist, do NOT overfill the waffle iron.

They won't be able to cook all of the way through and you'll get a soggy middle.

Top with whipped cream and cinnamon and you have some brunch-worthy waffles.

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Waffles
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice or cloves
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or any milk)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat waffle iron.
Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, spices) in a medium bowl.
In a large separate bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Mix in buttermilk, pumpkin, vanilla, and oil.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and fold until they are just combined.
Add mixture to waffle iron and cook until steam almost completely stops coming out of the waffle iron.
Remove waffles and place on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet in a warm oven.
Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon, butter, or syrup.
Leah Althiser
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