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Pumpkin Waffles Sure to Impress Your Family

Pumpkin Waffles Sure to Impress Your Family


Look girl, I get it. The generations before us make jokes all. the. time about how us millennials are lazy, disinterested, always in our own little worlds (aka our cell phones), and the list of stereotypes goes on, and on, and on. I feel like one of the jokes about our generation is how we don't know how to cook, or maybe we're too lazy to cook, or we just don't feel like eating at home. Whatever the reasoning might be, these amazing pumpkin waffles will be sure to impress any of your family members at your next holiday brunch or Saturday morning breakfast. The greatest part? They're super easy, but will leave your parents and their friends wondering where you learned such fine culinary skills. 

This Thanksgiving, we're taking a more untraditional route and having dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Washington, DC. Which I'm super excited about, but since I have friend's coming to visit, I suggested a brunch for that morning so we can keep some of the traditional feel. I will most definitely be making these along with pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, but that's another post for another day. Be on the lookout!

ANYWAY, back to the waffles! Here's what you'll need. 

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée


  1. Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix all of your wet ingredients except for the pumpkin purée. After those are mixed, stir in the pumpkin purée. 

  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined - you don't want to overmix, otherwise you'll end up with some pretty dense waffles - which, let's be real, wouldn't be the worst thing if you paired it with some vanilla ice cream, am I right?

  3. Bake the waffles in your waffle iron and add whatever toppings you'd like!

And there you have it! Let me know if you try this recipe in the comments below. 

Adapted from Nora over at Savory Nothings.

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