Whole Grain Pumpkin Waffles

Lots of pumpkin to use up still?  Make these whole grain pumpkin waffles.  Just another way to get your pumpkin fix.  Plus, they’re good for you!  Made with white whole wheat flour, oats, pumpkin and only 1 Tablespoon of oil.  

Sprinkle on cinnamon/sugar, then slather on the butter.  Pour some syrup right on top.  Serve up bacon and eggs, alongside your waffles.  Now, Breakfast is served…Dig in!

These whole grain waffles freeze well.  I like to keep homemade waffles in the freezer for a quick and easy breakfast.  Waffles are so easy to make and we enjoy them at our house.  This recipe makes 8 waffles. 

I made a batch of these whole grain pumpkin waffles, before heading out to an apple orchard.  Which ended up also being, a trip to the pumpkin patch.   I was trying to get a few really cute and cuddly pictures of Landon.  At five years old, he had his own idea of how I should take a picture.  It was more like, “Take a picture of me on this big, huge stick.”  

At least pumpkins are in the background.  



  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup pastry flour (all-purpose flour is fine, too)


STEP ONE:  Preheat waffle iron.  Have your non-stick cooking spray ready.  Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet, to place cooked waffles on ( this prevents the bottoms from getting soggy).

STEP TWO: In large bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.  The egg, milk, vanilla, pumpkin puree and oil, mix together very well.  Gently whisk in the dry ingredients: The brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, quick oats, and flours.  

STEP THREE:  Allow the waffle mixture to rest a few minutes.  Spray the heated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour a heaping 1/4 cup full into the greased waffle iron.  Close lid and allow to cook 5 – 7 minutes, until browned and cooked.  Place cooked waffles on the wire rack to cool and prevent soggy bottoms.  Makes 8 waffles. 

NOTE: Remember to spray or grease the waffle iron before cooking every waffle.  This will make sure they won’t stick.  

– If freezing any left over waffles, cool completely on wire rack.  Place in freezer on wire rack and remove once frozen.  Place in freezer bags and store in freezer.

 Get in the kitchen and bake up some memories!


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8 comments on “Whole Grain Pumpkin Waffles

  1. Lisa @ Bake Bellissima

    Your pumpkin waffles are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe!

    1. Vanessa

      I’m glad you like them, Lisa.

  2. Celli

    Those waffles look so perfect!!!

    1. Vanessa


  3. Manali @ CookWithManali

    These are such perfect looking waffles! Love that you used whole wheat flour and made them healthier!

    1. Vanessa

      Thank you Manali. I love to use white whole wheat flour, for a little health factor in recipes.

    1. Vanessa

      Thanks Christina.