Fall Squash Waffles


These waffles are dense and delicious! Perfect for a fall morning. You can substitute any squash. These are also a perfect way to get your kids to eat veggies! Serve with cinnamon cream syrup (recipe on this site).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 belgian waffles


  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • water to cover

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 serving cooking spray


  1. Place acorn squash, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe dish; add enough water to reach a 1-inch depth. Cook squash in microwave until tender, about 20 minutes; allow to cool until easily handled. Scoop meat out of squash and discard peel.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves in a bowl. Blend squash meat, brown sugar, milk, eggs, and vegetable oil in a food processor until smooth; mix into flour mixture until batter is smooth.

  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray the inside of the waffle iron with cooking spray.

  4. Pour 1/4 to 3/4 cup batter (depending on size of waffle iron) into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

I cook all my acorns at once, puree with a little butter and brown sugar, and freeze in baggies to use throughout the winter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
11g Fat
93g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 707mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 439mg 34%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 670mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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