The Best Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

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Best Healthy pumpkin waffle recipe

Waffles are one of our all-time favorite weekend breakfasts around here. In the fall and winter, make that pumpkin waffles.

We made this healthy pumpkin waffle recipe for breakfast before apple picking yesterday to start off a perfect fall day—delicious breakfast, beautiful weather, a “hay” ride (without any hay), and apple picking.

I love Autumn!

Plus I started repainting our bedroom “aqua ocean” and am ridiculously excited about the new color. I have a few other plans for the room, too, inspired by the overflow of Pinterest goodness.

These waffles are adapted from “the ultimate pumpkin waffle recipe”. There’s a blog set up just for this recipe. And the recipe is amazing as is.

Best Healthy pumpkin waffle recipe

My adaptations simply make it a bit healthier (whole wheat flour, more pumpkin) and easier.

We’ve been making these for a couple of years now. They are flavorful and moist and leftovers reheat really well the next day.

The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Oil and preheat the waffle iron.

2. Whisk brown sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Then whisk in remaining dry ingredients.This post contains affiliate links.

3. Next, whisk together pumpkin, milk, egg yolks, and melted butter.

4. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.

5. Whip egg whites until stiff, then fold into batter. (Note: Harry skips this step when he makes the waffles and they turn out fine. He just mixes the whole eggs in with the pumpkin in step 3.)

6. Pour the batter onto your preheated waffle iron and cook. We use a square waffle iron (that doubles as a griddle and panini press!!), but you can make these with a Belgian waffle iron as well.

7. Serve with butter and maple syrup or whipped cream with sprinkle of cinnamon if you want to get fancy.

Best Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

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The Best Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul

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adapted from the Ultimate Pumpkin Waffles Recipe


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (a lighter whole wheat sold by King Arthur; if you use regular whole wheat I would try half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 2 eggs, with yolks and whites separated
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin (if you like your waffles drier, just use 1 cup)
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. Oil and preheat the waffle iron.
  2. Whisk brown sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Then whisk in remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Next, whisk together pumpkin, milk, egg yolks, and melted butter.
  4. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Whip egg whites until stiff, then fold into batter. (Note: Harry skips this step when he makes the waffles and they turn out fine. He just mixes the whole eggs in with the pumpkin in step 3.)
  6. Pour the batter onto your preheated waffle iron and cook. We use a square waffle iron (that doubles as a griddle and panini press!!), but you can make these with a Belgian waffle iron as well.
  7. Serve with butter and maple syrup or whipped cream with sprinkle of cinnamon if you want to get fancy.

 

What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about it.

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  • Reply
    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    October 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Funny, I’ve never had these before, but picked up a box of pumpkin waffle/pancake mix at Trader Joe’s the other day when it caught my eye (EVEN easier!). It’s sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be tried tomorrow to celebrate a no-school Monday! Hoping it will be a hit with my picky one. Usually anything with whipped cream goes over well. :)

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    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    October 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I’ll let you know!

  • Reply
    The Artful Parent
    October 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Great! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    October 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, anything with whipped cream goes over well. :) I’d love to hear how the Trader Joe’s mix is.

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    gianne
    October 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Finally tried the “Ice Sculptures” and loved it! Thanks for another great idea! Pics are on the below website if you are interested.
    Gianne at cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

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    Julie Liddle, ART IN HAND
    October 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Jean, I thought the T.J.’s pumpkin pancakes with whipped cream were delish. My boys were luke-warm on them…but I bet if I threw in a few chocolate chips they would have gotten rave reviews. I’ve ruined my guys for any other kind of pancake by adding chocolate chips to regular pancakes way back when. My husband thinks chocolate for breakfast is just wrong, but my argument in favor of it is that semi-sweet chocolate chips add way less sugar to the meal than maple syrup does so it’s actually a healthy trade-off! :)

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    Amber Maloy
    October 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    This may sound silly… but when you say ‘1 can pumpkin’ do you mean the 15 oz can or the 29 oz can?

  • Reply
    catering Fort Lauderdale
    November 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Starting the day with pancakes or waffles may be a common thing to most of us but when you add blueberries or another kind of syrup to stir things up – this is truly exciting!Opt for fruits or vegetables to mash up with your cornmeal pancake or waffles. In this way, your kids or other family members will always be excited looking forward to what you have concocted for breakfast.

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