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The Best Healthy Pumpkin Waffle Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes



  • 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


  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.