The perfect waffles for fall or when you're craving that pumpkin and spice taste! However, my family requests this recipe year-round.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 waffles
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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.

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  • Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak.

  • Beat egg yolks, buttermilk, pumpkin, and butter together with a whisk in a large bowl until smooth; add flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, salt, and cloves. Stir the mixture with the whisk just until you have a smooth batter.

  • Fold the egg whites into the batter just until combined.

  • Prepare cooking surfaces of your waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle about 2/3 cup batter into the prepared iron and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Waffle irons come in many varieties. Consult the manufacturer directions for best guidance on batter amounts and cooking times.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 9.7g 19% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 118.3mg 39% DV; sodium 617.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
These are sooo good! I used a regular waffle iron (not Belgian) and the pancakes came out perfect--nice and fluffy. I've never whipped eggs in order to make waffle batter but it works and made the batter very light and airy. These will be on my fall menu for a long time! Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
These are sooo good! I used a regular waffle iron (not Belgian) and the pancakes came out perfect--nice and fluffy. I've never whipped eggs in order to make waffle batter but it works and made the batter very light and airy. These will be on my fall menu for a long time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2014
These waffles were delicious! Fluffy inside and a little bit crispy on the outside. We didn't have the individual spices so used 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2016
These were good but they didn't knock me over with their pumpkin flavor. I used 1T pumpkin pie spice instead of the other spices. I'll try to stick to the recipe next time. Very light and fluffy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
delicious recipe! The whole family (even my picky one) enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
I have been on a waffle kick all week. I tried gingerbread and apple cinnamon waffles which were both good before looking for a pumpkin recipe. This one is by far the best! I prepared the recipe exactly as is and it is exactly what the submitter calls it--PERFECT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
This is SUCH a great recipe. Love them. I always use my whole wheat flour for 1/2 the amount, this time for fun added 1/4 cup ooconut flour and 1/4 cup oat flour.....you can follow 100% or have fun and they always are GREAT. This time, I also used 3 tsp of cream of tartar to make my almond milk more like buttermilk. Enjoy. (Of course nuts on top takes them over the top) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
Made almost exact but I have a large container of pumpkin pie spice that I wanted to get used up so did 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. All the rest I kept the same. Waffles took only 3 min. to cook in my waffle maker (I have a light that goes off when it is done). I used a full 1/3 cup per waffle square (4 squares in my maker) and it made 16 square waffles. Whole family gave it 5 stars. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2016
These are delicious! The batter is reasonably thick so we never quite got round waffles but that doesn't take away from the taste. Very fluffy if you're looking for crisp on the outside you may need to put it in a skillet with some butter after cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
5 stars! I made these waffles exactly as directed and they were wonderful! Just the right amount of spices and a wonderful fluffiness/density....so good with pure maple syrup of course! I like to sprinkle a few toasted chopped walnuts or pecans in the batter also. Love these! Read More