Crazy for pumpkin? Make these gluten-free pumpkin waffles. Crispy on the outside with just the right amount of pumpkin spice. Perfect for fall mornings or holiday breakfasts!
I couldn’t get through October without sharing at least one pumpkin recipe. Could I? By the end of the month, I’m pretty sure my family will have hit pumpkin overload! So far, I’ve made pumpkin pie, muffins, a loaf and, most recently, gluten free pumpkin waffles. Hopefully they’ll still want to carve pumpkins for Halloween!
Years ago I came across a delicious recipe for pumpkin pancakes that ended up being our go-to. Except, now that I have my fancy Breville waffle maker, pancakes have taken a bit of a back seat.
Plus, I find gluten free waffles have much more flavour than their pancake counterpart. It’s hard to beat a waffle’s golden crispy exterior with perfect ridges for catching butter, syrup or other toppings. Know what I mean?
How to Make Gluten-free Pumpkin Waffles
This recipe is as easy as mixing the dry ingredients in one bowl, stirring together (most of) the wet ingredients in another, then combining the two along with the melted butter.
The key to light and fluffy waffles is folding the egg whites into the batter at the end (see below).
The full list of ingredients for these almond flour pumpkin waffles, plus cooking tips are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Keep scrolling!
Pumpkin Spice Maple Syrup
Want to make your waffles even more scrumptious? I highly suggest the spiced maple syrup with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. It only takes minutes to make, and is worth the extra step!
Try this fall maple syrup over plain waffles, pancakes or even vanilla ice cream!
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Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe Tips
- What kind of pumpkin do I use? Use canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. If using homemade puree, you may have to cut back on the almond milk if it’s a bit runny.
- To get a more intense pumpkin colour, use free range eggs (which tend to have darker yolks).
- Can I make these waffles dairy-free? Yes, you can substitute the same amount of coconut oil for butter.
- Can I use dairy milk instead of almond milk? I have used both with good success.
- Can I make these waffles sugar-free? Yes, you can completely eliminate the granulated sugar from the recipe or replace with a sugar-free alternative like monk fruit (follow conversion suggestion).
- Can these waffles be frozen? Yes! Cool completely, then store in an airtight container with a bit of parchment or waxed paper between the layers. To reheat, simply pop in the toaster and/or microwave. I find the combination works best to crisp them up.
See additional notes in recipe card below for more information.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles with Spiced Maple Syrup
- 2 cups almond flour, superfine
- ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour mix *see notes below
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1¼ cups almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, separated
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
For Maple Syrup
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Add dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well, breaking up any lumps.
- In a separate bowl or large glass measuring jug, combine almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla and egg yolks.
- Beat egg whites until stiff (not dry) peaks form. Set aside.
- Add almond milk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Stir in melted butter and mix until incorporated.
- Gently fold in egg whites.
- Follow waffle maker instructions for cooking (see notes below).
For Maple Syrup
- Add ingredients to small saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Pull out cinnamon sticks before pouring over waffles.
- I used this gluten-free all-purpose flour mix recipe.
- These waffles took between 4½-5 minutes to cook ½ cup batter in each slot of my Breville Waffle Maker (using custom setting). Once waffles stop steaming (or almost), they’re most likely done. Should be golden brown and crispy on the outside.
- Transfer waffles to a cooling rack or baking sheet. Don’t stack waffles on top of each other or they’ll lose their crispness. As an option, keep warm by placing in a 200°F oven until you’re ready to serve.
- Be sure to select pure maple syrup to ensure it’s gluten free.
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