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Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles are pumpkin spice + maple pecan. These easy, toasty, fluffy waffles will make mornings better!

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Originally published in 2013, Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles have become our most popular breakfast recipe. The post has been updated with new Halloween costumes(!) – and I tested the recipe to make sure it still works perfectly.

Stuffed into my 17-year-old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook is a piece of notebook paper – all battered and stained – with the recipe at the bottom of this post written on it.

The notebook paper also has several notes on it. They read:

Halloween 2009:  Spider & Duck
Halloween 2010:  Hula Dancer, Ladybug & Baby Pumpkin
Halloween 2011:  Gumball Machine, Butterfly & Duck
Halloween 2012:  Leprechaun, Toothpaste, Dinosaur & Baby Tiger
Halloween 2013:  Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Yoda & Duck
Halloween 2015:  Cowgirl, Huntress, Cowboy, Dragon
Halloween 2016:  Miss PacMan, Blinkie, Pinky, Cowgirl
Halloween 2017: Cat, Bat, Gumball Machine, Princess
Halloween 2018: Detective, S’More, Huckleberry Finn, Scarecrow

This list is here because it’s become a tradition to serve these Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles before trick-or-treating every Halloween.


Usually, I make the waffles ahead, freeze and then pop them in the toaster on busy mornings or on Halloween night. Maple Pecan + Pumpkin Spice = Your 2 favorite fall flavors in a toasty waffle: MAPLE PUMPKIN PECAN WAFFLES via @TspCurry Click To Tweet

Making them ahead works especially well if my son decides at the last minute he wants to be a Dinosaur instead of a Lion.

And since the kids will get plenty of sweet stuff on Halloween night, I don’t put sweet toppings on the table on October 31st. Instead, to help keep the kids from hitting the candy-filled streets with empty stomachs, I let them choose to top their waffles with protein-packed yogurt, peanut butter or a fried egg. These toppings help (maybe a little!) to keep them from consuming huge amounts of candy.

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Pumpkin Pecan Waffles |

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Waffles

5 from 1 review

  • Author: Serena Ball, MS, RD
  • Yield: 7-8 waffles (5-in diameter) 1x


Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles are as good – or better than trendy pumpkin spice anything! But if you like both, you’re in luck because these easy, toasty, fluffy waffles have plenty of pumpkin spice too!


  • 3 eggs, whisked together
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cooked & pureed pumpkin (or canned pumpkin)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, milk, syrup. Add pumpkin, oil, vanilla and stir.
  2. In a large bowl, with a whisk, stir together flours, baking powder, spice and salt. Mix in pecans.
  3. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  4. Coat preheated waffle iron with cooking spray for EACH WAFFLE to be made. Pour about 1/3 cup waffle batter onto waffle iron and cook according to manufacturers instructions.
  5. Top with yogurt, peanut butter, or a fried egg.

What are your kids being for Halloween this year? Do you have any traditional Halloween meals/snacks?

Maple Pecan + Pumpkin Spice = Your 2 favorite flavores in one fluffy, toasty waffle recipe: MAPLE PECAN PUMPKIN WAFFLES | @TspCurry - More HEALTHY recipes at


Saturday 7th of October 2017

I can definitely see how this would be a breakfast favorite--it looks amazing! I haven't made waffles in a while, so I'm looking forward to trying this out! :]!

Serena Ball

Monday 9th of October 2017

Oh good! LMK how they turn out Farrah!

Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Such a cute tradition!! I just purchased a waffle maker, but haven't made any waffles!! Pinning this recipe for the weekend :)

Serena Ball

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Oooo! The world is your waffle oyster. (: Make a BIG batch Tara, then just pop in the toaster during the week.


Monday 2nd of October 2017

Wow what a great recipe! I sure wish my mom made me this :)

Serena Ball

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Awww, thanks Liz. (:

Kathryn Pfeffer

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Love pecans this time of year! These pumpkin waffles look fabulous!

Serena Ball

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

I adore pecans. They are so buttery and rich. My favorite-tasting nut!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Thursday 7th of November 2013

Was craving some pumpkin waffles so I'm super happy to find this recipe!

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