Imagine everything you love about pumpkin pie tucked inside a waffle? No fumbling over crust (although, with this recipe there’s no stress). Well, that’s what I decided to do a few weeks ago, when I made these Pumpkin Pie Waffles.
After making my sweetened condensed milk, I thought about what else I could use it for besides no churn ice cream (my Maple Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is coming soon!). And for some reason, waffles popped into my mind. It was also the perfect chance to use up leftover canned pumpkin, and give this insanely cute waffle iron I bought back in October a workout. It’s not exactly mini, but it’s not exactly full size. It is the perfect size for freezing, and reheating, though (think Eggo sized).
You’ll see there’s the usual pumpkin spice suspects in here. I know it’s probably not cool to love pumpkin spice since it’s jumped the shark, and infiltrated everything from coffee drinks to hand soap, but I won’t apologize for loving it. Rather than use a pumpkin spice mix, I add the individual spices so I can control the strength of each flavor. Feel free to boost or scale back on them as you like.
There’s also real pumpkin in these waffles. They take the place of eggs as a binding ingredient, so these Pumpkin Pie Waffles are egg free. I suppose if you want to go for dairy-free, you can swap in almond milk, and coconut oil. In that case, I’d tip a little bit of maple syrup into the batter while you’re mixing it up, too.
These Pumpkin Pie Waffles are a new family favorite.
And, of course, no pie (or pie waffles) would be complete without fresh whipped cream. A generous dollop is a must here. Warm, ooey gooey cinnamon buns have been a Thanksgiving breakfast tradition for as long as I’ve been a mama, but I’m thinking these Pumpkin Pie Waffles might need to happen Thanksgiving morning instead (or perhaps in addition!).
Some more favorite breakfast recipes.
Pumpkin Pie Waffles
- Scant cup of flour (130 grams)
- 1 ½ teaspoons (7 grams) baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon (1 gram) sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk (recipe is here)
- ¼ cup (63 grams) pumpkin puree
- 4 tablespoons (56 grams) butter, melted
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the milk, pumpkin, and melted butter. Stir with a fork until just combined. Let sit five minutes to “develop” (just a fancy word for letting the baking powder activate).
- Meanwhile, heat your waffle iron. Pour, or ladle, enough batter to cover about ⅔ of the surface (the rest will spread once you close the top). Most waffle irons have a light that goes on or off, signaling the waffles are ready. A sure sign of doneness is once you see all the steam has stopped shooting out the sides, too.