This breakfast recipe tastes like a scrumptious dessert, especially with the candied walnuts. Everyone that tries these Pumpkin Waffles will rave about how fluffy and crispy they are!
WHAT ARE PUMPKIN WAFFLES?
These waffles take the boring breakfast pastry and elevate them to dessert status. All of a sudden it feels like you are in a 5-star restaurant munching on a delightful brunch. The candied walnuts add the perfect sweet crunch to the fluffy waffles.
Eat them slowly and savor every bite. It's worth it!
HOW TO MAKE THESE PUMPKIN WAFFLES
These waffles are made from scratch. You don't need a boxed waffle mix, just follow this recipe.
Here's what I used in my pumpkin waffles.
All-Purpose Flour - Don't use cake flour, you need an all-purpose flour
Sugar - Use granulated sugar
Baking Powder - If you don't have baking powder, you can use cream of tartar
Pumpkin Spice - It's easier if you buy this premade, but you can also make your own.
Salt - Salt brings out all the sweet flavors.
Eggs - Egg size doesn't matter, just get the number right.
Milk - I prefer to bake with whole milk. Oat milk or almond milk works too.
Butter - Use unsalted butter when you bake
Pumpkin Puree - Canned puree is perfect for this recipe.
Vanilla Extract - Pure vanilla has more flavor than imitation, use it if you can.
CANDIED WALNUTS INGREDIENTS
Save the recipe for the candied walnuts. You can use it again to top your pancakes or other pastries.
Butter - Salted or unsalted doesn't matter for the candied walnuts.
Apple - I prefer to use a tart apple since I'm already using sugar. Something like a granny smith apple tastes the best.
Brown Sugar - Use dark brown sugar, it has the deepest flavor.
Cinnamon - This is what makes it taste like fall! I love using cinnamon on this topping.
Candied Walnuts - You can buy a bag of candied walnuts online or you can make your own.
Nothing fancy, I made these waffles just like I would make a regular waffle but I added some pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice to the mixture. I mixed all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then mixed everything back together to obtain a smooth batter.
Then, cook them on your waffle iron. It's that easy!
You will seriously love the flavors and texture of these waffles. They are super crispy on the outside and I also made a delicious candied walnut cinnamon apple mixture to go on top. The delicious flavors of cinnamon apple and candied walnut topped with maple syrup adds an explosion of flavors to the Pumpkin Waffles.
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OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPES
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Pancake Bites
- Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbps pumpkin spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
CINNAMON APPLE CANDIED WALNUTS TOPPING:
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 fugi apple sliced
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup candied walnuts.
- In a bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.
- In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients well then pour over the wet ingredients.
- Whisk very well until you obtain a smooth batter.
- Spray the waffle maker and pour in enough batter based on your waffle maker instructions.
- Remove and serve the cinnamon apple over it. Add enough maple syrup based on your preference.
To make the topping:
- Melt the butter in a pan and then add the brown sugar and mix to combine well. Add the apple slices, cinnamon and cook them together until apples are soft. Add in the candied walnuts and toss everything together well. Serve on top of the waffles.
- I like using dairy milk, but oat milk or almond milk work great too.
- You can skip making your own candied walnuts and buy your own, they are available in most grocery stores.
- When it comes to apples, I like to use tart ones as they balance the sweetness of the other ingredients.
- Make sure you preheat your waffle iron.
- Don’t stack your waffles on top of each other as they’ll lose their crispness. If you're cooking for a crowd. keep your waffles warm by placing them in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.