These were designed to be a great way to use up some extra pumpkin. Serve with honey butter and maple syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 waffles
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Combine flour, wheat germ, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.

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  • Beat together milk, pumpkin puree, butter, oil, applesauce, whole egg, and egg white. Stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture along with the pecans.

  • Ladle the batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 53.9g; fat 26g; cholesterol 65.4mg; sodium 710.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
When I made this recipe I used "soured" milk (lemon juice added to milk to make it seem like I used buttermilk) and I used all butter instead of butter/olive oil. These turned out so beautifully they puffed up nicely in the waffle iron and when you ate them they were tender fluffy and just WONDERFUL. I served these with extra butter and homemade maple-vanilla syrup. The family loved them. This recipe's a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2012
The flavor is a five for sure but these were incredibly hard to cook. They stuck to my waffle iron and even at that took ages to cook through. If I can find out a way to keep the sticking at bay I'd definitely make them again. Read More
(4)
117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
When I made this recipe I used "soured" milk (lemon juice added to milk to make it seem like I used buttermilk) and I used all butter instead of butter/olive oil. These turned out so beautifully they puffed up nicely in the waffle iron and when you ate them they were tender fluffy and just WONDERFUL. I served these with extra butter and homemade maple-vanilla syrup. The family loved them. This recipe's a keeper. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2009
very good flavorful waffles. I doubled the recipe & froze the remainder. i gave 4 stars instead of 5 due to the cooking time needing to be about 10 minutes to get them beyond the soft stage. very yummy recipe and I will be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
Excellent! I used all purpose flour and subbed ground oats for the wheat germ. Nice crisp/tender texture and great flavor. We had these with whipped cream maple syrup and toasted chopped pecans. Yum. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
5 stars without a doubt. These are very good. There is a lot of moisture in the batter so they continue to emit steam even when ready to come off the waffle maker which requires gently lifting the lid to test whether they will come out or need more time. Mine take considerably longer than the suggested time. I have made them as written but now I do it with a few tweaks. As written they are perfect but to keep things simple I use all olive oil and two whole eggs. I also like to use buttermilk. Tender crisp and full of delicious flavor. We leave out the nuts and serve with whipped cream and syrup. Heaven! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
These are most excellent! Perfect for a fall Saturday morning. I did make a few changes - replaced half of the flour with all-purpose flour used all canola oil instead of butter and olive oil and 2 whole eggs. Instead of adding the applesauce I just added another 1/2 cup pumpkin (using 1 cup pumpkin total and giving it more pumpkin oomph!). Loved the flavor and texture inside but they didn't turn out very crisp on the outside (no doubt because of my changes so I'm not faulting the recipe for that!). I enjoyed mine with whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg while hubby loved maple syrup on his. Just a note: to avoid an aftertaste with your waffles and pancakes use an aluminum-free baking powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
Oh My Goodness these are amazing! How nice to have something for breakfast that packs in a ton of nutrition. I made this using the white whole wheat flour and my family didn't seem to be able to tell that they are "whole wheat" waffles. I subbed Splenda for the sugar didn't have applesauce so I used all pumpkin walnuts were on hand so I used those instead of the pecans. The only thing I added was a teaspoon of vanilla into the wet ingredients. I will make these often they are that good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2009
Made this this am and my kids and I loved it. I doubled the batch and froze some for later!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2010
Made these for breakfast this morning..they were sooo good! I used 1/2 reg flour & 1/2 whole wheat flour. Used stevia rather than sugar & added a dash of pure vanilla. My kids who grumped until they started to smell the waffles raved the whole time they were eating! Will certainly make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
These were so good! I also did not have wheat germ so just added more flour. I used a white wheat flour mixture. tip You can freeze the rest of the can of pumpkin in an ice cube tray. Once frozen pop them out and put in freezer bag. Each frozen cube in 1/4 cup. I put pumpkin in everything burgers meatloaf soups it is very healthy and my picky kid doesn't even notice. My family loved these! I had two remaining and froze them but we ate the next morning. Making them again this Saturday!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2012
The flavor is a five for sure but these were incredibly hard to cook. They stuck to my waffle iron and even at that took ages to cook through. If I can find out a way to keep the sticking at bay I'd definitely make them again. Read More
(4)
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