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Yeasted Pumpkin Waffles

 Your breakfast will be extra special when you make these amazing *yeasted* Pumpkin Waffles. Perfectly spiced, slightly sweet, light and fluffy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin waffles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 waffles
Calories 359kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast such as Red Star Premium;2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter cooled to luke warm
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • more melted butter for the waffle iron


  • In a large bowl, mix warm milk with sugar and yeast. Stir and set aside to proof, 10 minutes.
    yeast in warm milk
  • Once yeast has started to bubble and foam, whisk together with pumpkin, melted butter, vanilla and eggs with a hand mixer*.
    pumpkin, eggs and melted butter in glass bowl
  • Mixture should be smooth with the egg completely mixed in.
    whisking pumpkin into batter
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Scrape sides and mix again briefly.
    dry ingredients added to wet
  • Cover with plastic wrap and rise 1 hour. At this point, cook waffles or place into fridge overnight.
    bowl of batter
  • Stir batter and preheat waffle iron. Brush hot iron with melted butter and pour on 1/2-3/4 cup batter, depending on how large your waffle iron is.
    pouring batter into hot waffle iron
  • Close and cook to desired doneness. Serve warm with syrup, butter and walnuts.
    pumpkin waffles on a plate


*If you do not have a hand mixer, a stand mixer, good blender or bowl and whisk will do the trick as well.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5246IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg