Healthy Pumpkin Spice Waffles! Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, these healthy pumpkin spice waffles make the perfect fall breakfast recipe. I made my pumpkin spice waffles without pumpkin puree! They are so easy to make and so delicious.
I've always said I'm a summer gal, but secretly fall is my most favorite season. The cozy sweaters, crisp weather, reading a book with a cup of warm tea. But the real reason fall is my favorite season is all the pumpkin spice recipes!
My pumpkin spice waffles without pumpkin puree are a fun breakfast to make on a slow fall weekend morning. I hope you love these as much as we do!
HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE WAFFLES INGREDIENTS
- flour all-purpose, white whole wheat, whole wheat, or oat
- baking powder (aluminum free)
- pumpkin pie spice
- sweet potato
- almond milk (unsweetened)
- coconut oil
- pure vanilla extract
HOW DO YOU SPICE UP PLAIN WAFFLES?
If you have a bag of waffle mix sitting around that you want to spice up for a fun fall breakfast, add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie to the mix! Pumpkin pie spice adds soo much flavor to your waffles.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SPICE WAFFLES WITHOUT PUMPKIN PUREE
Let's get started! These pumpkin spice waffles are made without any pumpkin puree at all and instead uses sweet potato. The only reason I used sweet potato at the time was because I didn't have any pumpkin puree on hand! So if you want to use pumpkin instead of the sweet potato go right ahead!
Step 1: Heat your waffle maker
Heat your waffle while you are making your pumpkin waffle batter. A super hot waffle maker is key for good crispy waffles!
I use a ceramic waffle maker. It is totally non-stick and you don’t have to use a cooking spray! Most waffle makers are coated with a non-stick surface that is actually toxic when heated. Ceramic material is the safer option, as it does not release any toxins when it is heated.
Step 2: Make the pumpkin spice sweet potato waffle batter
First, in a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients:
- baking powder
- pumpkin pie spice
If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can substitute to gelatin for tapioca starch.
Next, in a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients:
- mashed sweet potato
- almond milk
- melted & cooled coconut oil
- vanilla extract
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until your pumpkin waffle batter is just combined. Overmixing may give you chewier waffles.
Step 3: cook your pumpkin spice waffles!
Pour about ½ cup of the batter onto the hot waffle griddle. You can use the bottom of the measuring cup to spread the batter out. Close the griddle and let cook ~10 minutes.
Cook times may vary depending on the waffle maker you have. My rule of thumb is that the waffle is done when the steam stops coming out.
This recipe makes about 6 pumpkin spice waffles. So, if you have a larger family I would definitely double this!
Frequently asked questions about my easy healthy pumpkin spice waffles recipe.
CAN I MAKE HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE WAFFLES WITH PUMPKIN PUREE?
Yes! You can replace the sweet potato in this recipe with pumpkin puree instead.
CAN THESE PUMPKIN SPICE WAFFLES BE FROZEN?
Yes! You can make a large batch of these pumpkin spice waffles and freeze them to have a healthy pumpkin waffle ready to go! To make sure that they don't stick together, let them cool completely and place a piece of parchment or wax paper between each waffle.
HOW DO I MAKE GLUTEN FREE WAFFLES?
For a healthy gluten free waffle recipe, simply use oat flour or 1:1 gluten free flour as the flour in this recipe. All other ingredients in my pumpkin waffles are already gluten free friendly.
More fall recipes with pumpkin pie spice:
- Pumpkin martini
- Pumpkin cream cold foam
- Copycat pumpkin spice latte
- Pumpkin smoothie
- Healthy pumpkin cinnamon rolls
- Fudgy pumpkin brownies
- Pumpkin cheesecake balls
- Mini pumpkin cheesecakes
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Waffles without Pumpkin Puree
- waffle maker
- 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose, white whole wheat, whole wheat, or oat
- ¼ cups sugar raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey
- 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
- 2 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup cooked & mashed sweet potato
- 2 lg eggs
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted & cooled
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Sift together all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the same bowl and stir just until combined.
- Pour ~½ cup of the batter to a hot waffle maker
- Cook ~10 mins or until there is no more steam coming out of the griddle.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Pumpkin spice waffles were originally posted on November 28th, 2019 and updated on October 20th, 2022.