A fall, winter and special occasion family favorite, these are fairly easy to make and delicious! They're sure to please even picky eaters.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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APPLE CIDER SYRUP

Directions

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  • Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, salt, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, milk, and egg yolks. Whip the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form.

  • Stir the flour mixture and 1/4 cup melted butter to the pumpkin mixture, stirring just to combine. Use a whisk or rubber spatula to fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter, stirring gently until incorporated. Fold in the remaining egg whites. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • To make the syrup, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Stir in the apple cider and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; boil until the syrup thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 tablespoons of butter until melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 82.3g 27% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 161mg 54% DV; sodium 702.8mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
I loved this recipe with a few time saving modifications. I used Bisquick instead of flour & baking powder. I also used about twice as much cinnamon as it called for because we really like it and left out the ginger because I didn't have any. I also skipped the the syrup because I forgot to buy apple cider. They were delicious with regular syrup. Next time I'll probably add more brown sugar because not quite sweet enough for me. Otherwise a great recipe! I'll probably make on Thanksgiving morning. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2011
Yikes. I do not get what all the fuss is about. I followed the recipe exactly. It was not flavorful. I would say in fact that it was bland. The waffles were dense even though I definitely added the egg whites correctly-- I can only imagine what they would have been like otherwise! Also there are so many dried spices added that the flavor is almost chalky. I need to stop writing this review before I change it to a 1. Thinking about the texture is really bothering me! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
I loved this recipe with a few time saving modifications. I used Bisquick instead of flour & baking powder. I also used about twice as much cinnamon as it called for because we really like it and left out the ginger because I didn't have any. I also skipped the the syrup because I forgot to buy apple cider. They were delicious with regular syrup. Next time I'll probably add more brown sugar because not quite sweet enough for me. Otherwise a great recipe! I'll probably make on Thanksgiving morning. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2008
Love the syrup! But I felt the waffles were pretty dense. I have a belgin waffle maker and they took a bit longer to cook vs. regular waffles...so don't take them out until the top is getting browned and crip. I followed the recipe to the T and they were pretty good...I might add more sugar if I plan on having the waffles without the cider syrup but together they are WONDERFUL! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2008
This was awesome. I couldn't make them fast enough to keep my kids happy. My 5 year old said they were the best food he's ever had. The syrup is very powerful so you only have to use a little bit which helps cut out a lot of sugar we normally have on waffle mornings. The kids asked if we could have this every morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
I made a few changes this time from the 1st couple of times I've made them. I used 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of clove in place of only 1tsp of allspice and a hair more pumpkin. It's really important that you whip your egg whites long enough so they do have peaks and fold in gently so the batter will start to get light and fluffy/airy feeling you'll see it start to change othewise they are too dense and will sit in your stomach like a rock. I found too they do need to cook longer than regular waffles but also try a little higher heat setting if yours adjusts like mine normally set at a 3.5 put up to a solid 4 and worked much better. For the apple cider syrup I use water and fresh cut up apples instead less white sugar add brown sugar and nutmeg. Delish! Have also made apples w/ less sugar and then just drizzled real maple syrup over waffles and apples before serving. That also got rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2009
I just made the syrup- I'm sure the waffles are amazing but I made pumpkin pancakes and heard of apple cider syrup so I wanted to give it a go. I forgot to add the butter at the end but didn't miss it! Amazing easy for the people that didn't make the syrup- just try it. Its worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Even my vegetable hating son loves these waffles! I agree with the previous reviewer that they should be cooked just a little longer than regular waffles. They also freeze really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2013
Original review- October 2011: Thank you Jeanette for an incredibly delicious waffle recipe. We altered the recipe to suit our toddlers' taste: instead of whole milk we substituted 2 cups of whole milk and 2 T of white vinegar (allow to sit for 10 minutes, it's a buttermilk alternative). We used 1 T cinnamon and 1 T pumpkin spice for the spices. Instead of 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, we used 1 C whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups all-purpose. The next time we make these, we'll substitute white whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. These came out fluffy, moist and slightly sweet. These made 10 Belgium waffles, we froze the left-overs and will have a quick treat another day. Thank you again Jeanette. Update- March 2013: We are still making these, in fact they are our go to Belgium waffle batter. We sometimes use pureed roasted sweet potato (and if the puree is a little less than 1 cup, we add a mashed banana to make up the difference). Today our big change was using sweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk- it made it a little more moist, but delicious! Thank you again Jeanette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2008
I just made the Apple Cider Syrup and it was AMAZING! A perfect compliment to the pumpkin. My husband LOVED it and wanted me to make an entire jug of the syrup so he can have it on a daily basis on his morning waffles. Just make sure you boil it long enough in order to thicken it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
Awsome!One of the best things I ever tasted! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2011
Yikes. I do not get what all the fuss is about. I followed the recipe exactly. It was not flavorful. I would say in fact that it was bland. The waffles were dense even though I definitely added the egg whites correctly-- I can only imagine what they would have been like otherwise! Also there are so many dried spices added that the flavor is almost chalky. I need to stop writing this review before I change it to a 1. Thinking about the texture is really bothering me! Read More
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