Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

Breakfast, Fall

Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

Crispy waffles are easy to achieve. But adding pumpkin and getting CRISPY pumpkin waffles is a whole other thing. So, I’m excited that you’re here because we’re gonna talk about them!

When the weather cools down, all I want to do is eat pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin waffles until I’m over the flavor of pumpkin (that usually happens around mid-November) lol. But we’re still in October so I say let’s do this until then.

Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Adds Moisture

These pumpkin waffles have a crust! Achieving crisp and pumpkin-ness is hard because pumpkin has SO much moisture in it (even the dryer pumpkin). Aldi sent me a bunch of cans of pumpkin and I really like the texture and moisture content. It’s very similar to Libby I would say.

Crispy Pumpkin Waffles


My Favorite Inexpensive Waffle Maker

The crispiness will also depend on your actual waffle maker. I use this one from Hamilton and it’s not expensive at all and it’s a total workhorse. If you’re looking for a small (!) and inexpensive and quality waffle maker, it’s a solid choice.

Over the years I’ve had a lot of waffle makers, some fancy and some not. And I really do think that the Hamilton Beach waffle maker is a great buy.

These waffles are adapted from my regular crispy waffles. If you’re ever making something with pumpkin, you can usually remove some of the eggs and that’s what we did here. The eggs have pumpkin in their place; it makes for a perfectly crispy waffle that tastes like fall.

Of course, you cannot make anything pumpkin without adding warm spices, I chose to go with pumpkin spice. I usually buy pumpkin spice but you can make it too–it’s super simple!

I hope you make these crispy pumpkin waffles this weekend and if you do, lemme know how it goes.


Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 298kcal
Crispy Pumpkin Waffles taste like fall. They are super crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The warm seasonal spices accentuate the pumpkin flavor!


Dry Mix:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Wet Mix:

  • 1 cup shaken buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 6 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar


To Make the Dry Mix:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

To Make the Wet Mix:

  • In a large measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, oil, melted butter and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until barely combined. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined.
  • Cook the batter according to your waffle iron’s instructions. I cooked mine for about 3 minutes. Repeat until you’ve worked your way through the batter. Serve with maple syrup and butter.
  • Serves 4
CourseBreakfast, Brunch
Keywordbest pumpkin waffles, crispy waffles, pumpkin spice waffles, pumpkin waffle, pumpkin waffle recipe
Serving: 4g | Calories: 298kcal
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Want traditional crispy waffles, click here for the recipe! 

Crispy Pumpkin Waffles

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  • Reply Cassie Autumn Tran October 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Waffles are most certainly some of my favorite ways to start the day! I can go on and on about how I love to enjoy them–I love peanut butter, granola, loads of berries, and cinnamon on top of mine! The fact that you’ve included pumpkin in your recipe makes it even better! However, you make the most beautiful recipes, so anything you do would look exquisite!

  • Reply Taylor October 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I made these for my fiance’s birthday breakfast this weekend, he RAVED about them, and we both agreed they were the best waffles we’ve ever made! Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

  • Reply Diana Lopes October 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Wow, I can’t even!! These look so delicious! I’m actually curious if this recipe would work as a pancake batter too…what would you say? Think I’ll try it!

  • Reply James October 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I have that waffle maker too!! It’s the best!

  • Reply mimi October 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Wonderful! I somehow lost my waffle maker, but I make a lot of pumpkin pancakes – all year around! Canned pumpkin is just the best stuff.

  • Reply Abby @ Heart of a Baker October 2, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Ohh crispy waffles are DA BOMB and you nailed it here!