Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles


We woke up this morning to the most incredible, crisp, breezy, beautiful, blue-sky Seattle day. Fall is in the air, the sun is shining, and pumpkin season is officially here!

In honor of the changing season, I decided to make a batch of Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles. Our normal breakfast routine on weekends is pretty simple – a few cups of coffee followed by an english muffin or maybe an egg. So it was a real a treat to sit down to these flavorful, moist waffles full of spicy goodness and the flavors of fall.

In addition to real maple syrup, I like to serve these waffles topped with Greek yogurt mixed with honey and a few toasted pecans. They are so delicious.

Happy Autumn!

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Helen’s Pumpkin Bran Bars


Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

Author: A Passionate Plate
Serves: makes 5 – 6″ round waffles
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Real maple syrup
  • sliced apples
  • toasted pecans
  • Greek yogurt mixed with honey
  1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl,combine the eggs, pumpkin pureé, buttermilk, brown sugar, canola oil and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture is very smooth.
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the pumpkin mixture just until smooth. Be careful not to over-mix the batter. It feel fluffy.
  5. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray or coat it with additional olive oil. Cook waffles according the the waffle maker’s directions.
  6. Serve with maple syrup, toasted pecans, honey yogurt, sliced apples, whip cream, or whatever you desire.



  1. Janet says:

    My batter was rather runny with this recipe. I wasn’t sure if this was the way this was supposed to be. The batter kept spilling over the sides of my round waffle maker because I didn’ t realize it was going to spread so much. The waffles tasted good, but they were sort of flimsy and fell apart. Yhe only thing I did differently with the recipe was used whole wheat white flour. Did I do something wrong?

  2. Helen says:

    Serve a batch of these along with some maple flavored sausage and you have a perfect Sunday night supper!

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  5. Susie Jordan says:

    Delicious! These were super easy to make and they came out beautiful. Loved them with the real maple syrup and also tried your yogurt idea with honey. Mmmm. So good!

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