‘Maple Pecan’ has become the *hot* new flavor over ‘Pumpkin Spice’. Lucky for you, this recipe combines both flavors in an easy, toasty, fluffy waffle!
This recipe was originally published in 2013 – and has become our most popular breakfast recipe. I’ve updated the post with new info (and Halloween costumes!) I also retested 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
This list is here because it’s become a tradition to serve these Pumpkin Maple 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 flavors in a toasty waffle: MAPLE PECAN PUMPKIN 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 vanilla yogurt, peanut butter or a fried egg. These protein-rich toppings help (maybe a little!) to keep them from consuming (quite so) huge amounts of candy.Print
Pumpkin Maple Pecan Waffles
Maple Pecan + Pumpkin Spice = Two of the best fall flavors in one fluffy, toasty, easy waffle recipe.
- Yield: 7-8 waffles (5-in diameter)
- 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
- In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, milk, syrup. Add pumpkin, oil, vanilla and stir.
- In a large bowl, with a whisk, stir together flours, baking powder, spice and salt. Mix in pecans.
- Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
- 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.
- 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?