Reviews for Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
I too have a Belgian waffle iron & they took longer. I couldn't really taste pumpkin & found them a little dense in my stomach. Won't make this recipe again but I will add that they cooked up beautifully.
My family and I loved this....mostly the syrup...I usually can't wait til fall to make this. Its awesome!
Delicious new Thanksgiving Day breakfast tradition
Very moist and tasty waffles. A fun fall treat.
I am rating only the Apple Cider Syrup! So good and so simple to make. I made Pumpkin Pancakes from this site as I wanted pancakes instead of waffles. Will definitely be making this again!!
Love these. So yummy. I have made them by the book and made them with extra brown sugar and do like more sugar. I have also forgotten to separate my eggs and beat the whites and just dropped them in whole once, they still turned out great. The syrup was such a huge hit too that my boys want it all the time.
Great recipe! I opted not to make the syrup because I love the flavors of pumpkin and maple together. I did, however, sautee some apples in cinnamon to put on top. This made a LOT of waffles. Our waffle iron makes big waffles (we can only eat one each), and we got 6 large waffles from it. We're going to freeze the leftovers.
Cider syrup = AMAZING!
This is the second time I've made pumpkin waffles. This recipe is much better than the first recipe I tried. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. I added another 1/2 cup pumpkin and reduced the milk by 1/2 cup to compensate for the added moisture. I also left out the ginger just because I didn't have any. I also added an extra teaspoon of cinnamon and an extra 1/2 teaspoon of allspice. These were amazing! The recipe for the syrup made just the right amount for the waffles. I will definitely be making these often!
Just try them dry so good. We did add 2 tbsp of sugar
I didn't get to try the apple cider syrup (no apples or cider...), but the pumpkin waffles were sooooo good! Very delicious! It makes a lot though. My little heart waffle maker only holds 1/3 cup of batter, so we froze some and will have them tomorrow too!
I love this! This is brilliant thank you, I love waffles and needed a change, this is now a new go to.
Excellent waffle/syrup combo! I wasn't sure about making the syrup, but it was so simple, and I can't imagine the waffles without it. I'm sure they would need the tweaking other reviewers have mentioned if you decide to skip the syrup, because it compliments them perfectly. I made everything exactly as the recipe calls for, except I substituted 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour. Very, very good, and I was able to make 5 large Belgian waffles from the recipe. Cooked on setting 5 on iron.
Really good and fluffy. Didn't try the suryp, just had them with real maple suryp. YUM!
No changes made except for some low fat ingredient substitutes. VERY good, I impressed my husband and two guests. Definitely a keeper.
This was excellent! It is a llittle work, but well worth the effort. I added a dollop of lite cool whip but that was the only addition. This is wonderful for guests
I turned the batter I to pancakes, and I didn't quite get the syrup made right. Overall, this is a very good recipe. Next time I will get the syrup made correctly!
I made these waffles for brunch over the weekend and agree that the waffle itself is lacking a little something. It really is not that pumpkin-y. I did make the syrup to go with it and everyone seemed to enjoy them so I will make them again but will definitely try to up the flavour somehow. Also, if you're using a Cusinart waffle iron, I found that setting it on 4 was perfect (5 left them burned). If you're planning to make and reheat/toast later, I would cook them at a 3.5.
Great recipe! After wisking dry ingredients, I just dumped the wet ingredients in, and wisked until mixed in ( I didn't separate eggs, just wisked them together before I added them). Excellent texture. The syrup was the star though. You can use apple juice. Gonna try it on vanilla ice cream next!
Doubled batter, quadrupled syrup. Have been lusting after this since it first arrived by email! That leftover thanksgiving cider was just taking up room as it’s original form. What a transformation most definitely a keeper! Never folded egg whites into waffles but I’m thinking it added to their crispyness, no oil, butter or margarine in batter mixture!
We used fresh pumpkin for this and it was wonderful! I think it is the sauce that really makes it though. The syrup was incredible!!
I will definitely make it agian
Not pumpkin-y enough for me... I think I will tweak the recipe next time to make the pumpkin taste really stand out. Other than that, the recipe was great.
Followed the instructions as written. The whole family liked them.
Wow, these were soo good. I have to admit, I did change it a little. I used 1/2 cup ground flax seed in place of 1/2 flour. Used 1 cup buttermilk, one cup regular milk and added a touch of nutmeg.The syrup was fabulous on these. Not dense or hard to cook at all. Thanks for a great recipe.
Followed the recipe exactly. Whipped the egg whites and all. They turned out great! Very fluffy waffles. We even used a Belgium waffle maker which normally produces deep crisp waffles, this recipe turned out fluffy and light. This recipe has good flavor but doesn't over power. Unfortunately, we didn't have anything on hand to make the apple cider syrup with. To replace that though I made a cream cheese type filling but cut back on the sugar. Amazing.
Great recipe. Wonderful flavors. The syrup is perfect with the pumpkin waffles. The only substitution I made was to add slightly more cinnamon to the recipe and replace the lemon in the sauce with orange and orange zest. The orange flavor is a perfect fall compliment. My only complaint is that the waffles never got crispy and cooking time did not make a difference to change this fact. I cooked these for 4-5 minutes. We'll make these again!
These were great! Made a few changes..added 2 TB sugar and 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg to batter. Then to syrup added 1 TB Myers dark rum and 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg. Also used boiled cider (1 TB per 3/4 cup as per KAF site). Concentrated flavor was excellent! Had to double syrup. One recipe was not enough for 10 large Belgium waffles the batter made in my All Clad waffle maker.
Fantastic recipe!!! I made no changes and encourage others to do the same. I was appreciative of Allrecipes adjustment for number of servings, saving me from doing my own morning math. The waffles and syrup are just delicious. "Best waffles I ever had!" Said my wonderful, appreciative man. Just make them and enjoy!
These are delicious! However, I read the instructions and said out loud, “Yeah, that’s not happening.” I beat the egg whites a bit with a whisk but not til they had soft peaks. I also didn’t bother mixing everything so carefully (1/3 of this and 1/4 of that) just mixed wet and dry ingredients separately. They turned out great and were the perfect consistency. I was carefully not to over mix the dry and wet ingredients. I also didn’t make the syrup. I was just too hungry!
Delicious and makes a lot! Great for breakfast/brunch when family visits. The cider syrup was absolutely fantastic. I might punch up the spices in the waffles a little bit next time.
great all the way around
MMMM! This is wonderful. I also used this recipe for pancakes. It worked very well for that too. The apple cider syrup is very delightful.
Used 2 cups of white and wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk, 1 less egg and added 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. It was crispy (although it cooked longer than normal) and not too heavy. I folded in the eggs and let the batter sit. I also used white chocolate chips in the batter so I didn't need any syrup. I added vanilla to the syrup after removing it from the heat. The syrup tasted good but would have been better with the waffles. The syrup was to thick so I'll use less corn starch next time.
Fantastic, they are even great the next day when you pop them in the toaster.
Double apple cider syrup. Makes 5 waffles.
Doubled the batch and made these for Sunday brunch yesterday. Few modifications after reading the other reviews. Since others mentioned a bland taste, I tripled the seasoning and sugar which gave it a nice but subtle flavor. Some said the syrup recipe was not enough for the waffle recipe so I tripled the measurements and had more than enough. Waffles were good alone but really good with the apple cider syrup. They were dense and did need to cook longer in the waffle iron - some almost got burned but it's all good. This is definitely a recipe I will make again.
love it! Simple to make and so yummy. We love love the apple cider syrup as well!
This could stand to be more pumpkin-y and sweeter as a waffle by itself. However, coupled with the apple cider syrup... it's awesome. I made it exactly as it said, and it turned out great.
5 stars for the Apple Cider Syrup recipe which is originally from Gourmet Magazine back in the early 90s. The pumpkin waffles are just so so and a heck of lot of ingredients.
Absolutely excellent waffles ( I didn't make the syrup, but would like to try it next time). I just substituted maple syrup for the brown sugar and added a couple teaspoons of natural maple extract. These did not turn out dense at all; they were crisp on the outside, light inside and wonderfully flavorful. Overmixing might be what caused some people to have dense waffles. Mix the flour into the wet ingredients just until combined. There may be some lumps, and that's OK. Also, don't overmix the beaten egg whites; it's OK to have a few white lumps. Letting the waffles sit in a 200 degree oven for a few minutes after baking them helps crisp up the outside. I will definitely add this recipe to my favorites!
Delicious! Family loved these- especially with the homemade syrup. Yum!
I really enjoyed the texture of these waffles and the Apple Cider syrup was a nice touch; however, I was looking for more pumpkin taste.
This review is only for the waffle. My kids did enjoy it but... I was not comfortable eating it because it was a little too gooey on the inside for my liking. I cooked them longer that I should and they were still gooey.
Most peoples recipes for waffles are way too thick, need more water.
The waffles did not come out dense like some reviews said, but I found I did need to add a little more milk to make the correct consistency. The waffles were pretty good, however, the syrup was fantastic and was what made this recipe wonderful.
I thought the waffles were ok. The syrup was terrific! I would make it again and put it over regular waffles.
The girls loved it!!!!!! What a great way to start off fall making these for the kids in the morning!
I doubled the recipe. It was perfect. We make it every year as our first fall dish
Yummy! My 2 yr old loved these waffles plain. I thought the tasted great, but my husband said the could us a little more pumpkin. :)
this recipe is very good! i love the waffles and the syrup. but now i am on a diet and have to watch what i eat.
I didn’t make any changes to the recipe I only added sautéed apples with pecans sautéed in butter and whipped cream. Guests couldn’t stop raving! Will make again!
My rating is for the syrup. The waffles were bland.
love love love this! thanks for sharing. the apple cider syrup combined with the waffle is amazing!
I have made this twice now, but used the "Buttermilk Syrup" recipe instead of the provided recipe for syrup. Also, I had no ground ginger so I added a pinch of mace. After mixing together the dry ingredients, I mixed in all the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients instead of mixing them separately, and also made it more simple by using 4 eggs and not separating the eggs and the yolks. Very good recipe!! But I don't see the purpose behind separating everything and creating more work. It is truly a great recipe without the additional steps!
Very nice, I didn't make the sauce to go over it. I just used whipping cream and a dollop of syrup.
Omg ! Omg !! Delicious !!! Absolutely delicious!!!
Made both recipes as they were written, plus did a dairy free version....all turned out perfect! So great for the first cool morning of the year! They do take longer to cook then normal waffles.
Tastes pretty good! I just increased the spices and added some vanilla extract. When my company wakes up tomorrow, we'll just toss these into the toaster to crisp them up. Thanks for the recipe!
Delicious waffles! I followed the recipe exactly, except added pecans. I also used regular syrup. Excellent recipe!! Thank you for sharing it!
A great recipe to usher in Fall. The recipe is dense, so a little goes a long way. The syrup is delicious and the use of cider & lemon juice make it a nice contrast to the waffles. One critical omission is having whipped cream to top them.
These were amazing. I made them exactly by the recipe. Avoid dense waffles by mixing the egg whites as per the directions. We topped them with whipped cream and they were fantastic. Great pumpkin recipe!
Very good! flavorful and definitely not dense. My kids (and I) ate a ton of them! I gave them one big waffle with syrup and then they kept getting more and eating them plain! Which for my syrup loving kids is saying a lot! I didn't make the syrup but will definitely make it the next time.
Loved the syrup!! A delicious, unique and seasonal topping for pumpkin waffles/pancakes.
My 8 year old and I just made the waffles and used our own syrup because that's all the attention span we have: Yummy and quick! What more do you need for a nice fall breakfast?
A festive holiday treat. The waffles are in need of a little more sugar and spice. I added 1/4 cup of agave syrup, and decreased the milk by 1/4 cup. I used whole wheat pastry flour and replaced the butter with about 1/8 cup canola oil. Out of necessity, I had to replace some of the pumpkin with roasted sweet potato. If you have problems with the waffles tearing apart when you open the lid, try turning down the temperature and cooking for longer; I've also found that Pam for Grilling spray works better than regular cooking spray.
The waffles didn't really have the pumpkin flavor so using pumpkin just made the waffle more dense. Next time, I would just make a regular cinnamon waffle with this recipe and add pumpkin to the syrup instead. The corn starch amount in the syrup could be halved.
No..this was a complete mess in waffle iron.
Followed the recipe, but I adjusted the spices just a bit (didn't have them all so used pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon), waffles turned out light, fluffy and very flavorful. Great recipe!
The sauce was really neat, I left out the butter to make it a sauce instead of a syrup. I have other pumpkin pancake recipes I like better.
These are really, really good. A great way to sneak nutrition into waffles. The syrup was kind of hit-and-miss here but everyone liked the waffles. I liked them even better this morning when I reheated them in the toaster.
This was awesome! I added about 3 tbsp extra pumpkin, one apple finely chopped, and about 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. I also reduced ginger and allspice to 1/2 tsp. each. My entire family gobbled it up, even the picky 3 yr old. Lots of leftovers for freezing, too.
These were a big hit on Halloween morning! I used some pumpkin spice in place of the ginger and allspice, as well as used a dash of red food coloring just to bring out the fall feel. Just a suggestion as well, if you like fruit on your waffles, try using apple sauce and carrow's corn syrup in place of the cider. Its also delicious with some cinnamon and whipped cream I was also asked to make these on thanksgiving morning. Definitely a favorite recipe.
Only made the syrup to serve over whole grain waffles (made with a mix). Very easy to make and delicious!
I served these at a Jewlery Party and they were a big hit...The syrup was a bit sweet, but as there were only dipped in the syrup, they were perfect!!!!!
This actually made a nicer pancake than waffle, we thought. Waffles took so long I dumped some mix on a griddle! I didn't try the syrup, but hope to sometime.
Yummm...we didn't try the syrup this time, rather used our old standby which is a cinnamon syrup from a chocolate chip pancake recipe on this site. We scaled the recipe to 9 servings and got 12 Belgium waffles. Crispy outside and creamy inside...delicious recipe that we will use over and over. Thanks for sharing.
I did add extra cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Other than that I made it as written. We topped it with whipped cream (of course) and thought they were fantastic!
We loved these waffles. I subbed buttermilk for the milk and used just a bit more than the 2 cups called for. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. They were light and fluffy and not dense at all. Maybe the buttermilk helped. I did not make the syrup. Served with maple syrup and butter and they were delicious.
Made the waffle (not syrup) and it was great!
I lessened the sugar amounts to 1/3 c for the syrup Taste great
I made this for Christmas day breakfast. The directions of mixing the dry with the wet seemed a bit confusing - not well written. The egg whites were whipped to stiff peaks instead of soft. They were good but I felt the waffles tasted in even better after frozen and warmed in the toaster! I saved some time and measured the dry ingredients the day before. The apple cider syrup was perfect -- added a great flavor to the waffles. Then a dalop of whip cream on top! yum
My 5 yr old son's favorite!! He tells everyone about the "yummy pumpkin waffles my mom makes for me". I freeze leftovers between sheets of wax/parchment paper and warm up in toaster for a before school breakfast treat. Tasty with just plain maple syrup - but if you have time, the apple cider syrup is fantastic!
Amazingly good with apple cider syrup!
this was really good!! The syrup was so yummy!!!
The waffles were o.k., but the syrup is great! A very autumny treat that is also good on yogurt...mmm... I am going to make more and give as hostess gifts this season!
I made this for two different retreats this fall. The syrup is perfect in taste and consistency! I also had leftovers that I took home to give to family members and the waffles , that I had frozen, heated up nicely in the oven still wrapped in the tin foil. I didn't put in the ginger bc I thought it would be too much spice going on so I did add a little more cinnamon. I made mine in a Belgium waffle makers, not sure if that makes a difference for others. The pancakes were light in texture and taste but the flavor really came out when adding the syrup. A very special part of our brunch. Will do this again and again!
I haven't tried the syrup but made the waffles today and they were perfect. I didn't add allspice and I only used a little ginger so that my kids would eat them. They turned out great
I am reviewing the apple cider syrup only. It is fantastic!! Served it with pumpkin pancakes. Perfect!
Yum!! These are great breakfast waffles! I made a few healthy changes. I put half a cup of oatmeal to fill in the flour, but I still put half a cup of flour! You also can put a cup banana to fill in for the pumpkin completely! You only have to make one change to make it banana muffins. Also, you can only use half a cup of banana and half a cup of pumpkin to make a mix waffle.
These were super yummy! I didn't make the syrup this time. Because I had store bought Apple Butter syrup, which had all the same ingredients. I also added a splash of vanilla to the waffle recipe. The waffles were delicious and the syrup I used was perfect for them. I bet the homemade syrup would have made them amazing. I will defiantly plan ahead next time and make the syrup. This recipe is a keeper.
This review is only for the syrup. The syrup is absolutely delicious!!!! Perfect for the first weekend of fall! I didn't and wouldn't change a thing! I"ll update my review when I make the waffles.
These waffles are the best waffles I have ever eaten . Mmmm ,Mmmmm ,Mmmmm the syrup is also delicious to the max!!!
Delious even better with whipped cream and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice
I LOVED these waffles! I did take the advice of others and add more sugar, but everything else was done as is and came out PHENOMENALLY!! Fluffy, savory - ALL OF THE ABOVE! I made so many, I froze some and have breakfast for the week. Thanks again for a dynamic recipe!!
Waffles came out flavorful. I substituted the allspice for pumpkin pie spice and they were delicious.
Yummy! This was great. It made 8 good size waffles in my belgian iron. When I got to the melted butter part I realized I was out of butter and they were still scrumptious. So, if you are trying to cut the calories a bit just leave it out! No one was the wiser.
My family loves these waffles so much that they have become a regular for weekend breakfasts all year. I adjust the spices to our taste but otherwise make them as the recipe states. They are a hearty waffle that will fill you up, not light or insubstantial, and that's one reason I like them. I haven't tried the Apple Cider Syrup yet because I like the Maple Syrup that is made/sold in my area. They are also delicious with cream cheese or homemade cream cheese frosting on top! Thanks for the recipe!!