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).


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
10 mins
1 hr
4 Belgian waffles


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

513 calories; protein 12.7g 25% DV; carbohydrates 92.6g 30% DV; fat 11.3g 18% DV; cholesterol 97.9mg 33% DV; sodium 706.9mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
so so tasty! I cook for one so I split the recipe in half and still had tons leftover to freeze for later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
When my garden is overflowing with butternut squash this is my go to recipe. It's easy to make these waffles and freeze them for use in the winter. My kids eat them up! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delish. I used acorn squash. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These waffles were easy to make and unbelievably delicious and moist! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
so so tasty! I cook for one so I split the recipe in half and still had tons leftover to freeze for later. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy. Just enough spice to make you feel like it's breakfast on Christmas morning. Also a great use for leftover squash. The leftover waffles are very good the next day toasted with apple butter. Read More