Maple Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

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

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles |

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.


Pumpkin Maple Pecan Waffles

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!

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


  • 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.

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