A crisp, pipping hot, whole wheat pumpkin waffle topped with bananas, whipped cream and Halloween sprinkles. A special fall breakfast for someone extra special.
My grandson had a sleep over at grandma’s house Friday night and requested waffles for breakfast the next morning. I had some leftover pumpkin from the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, so I decided to combined my favorite waffle recipe, Whole Wheat Yeast Waffles with my Pumpkin Pancake Recipe. Since I’ve been working on some Halloween cookie recipes and had sprinkles on the counter, I decided it would be fun to top the waffles with a little whipped cream and Halloween sprinkles too.
One of the great things about this waffle recipe is you can make the batter the night before, so it’s ready to use in the morning. Yeasted waffles bake up a little bit more crisp than traditional waffles, which is especially nice because pumpkin can make waffles a little softer than traditional waffles.
The batter bubbles up and grows in the fridge overnight, so be sure you put it in very large bowl so you don’t wake up to a mess in your fridge. I forgot to make the batter the night before and this bowl probably wouldn’t have been big enough if left much longer than two hours.
The pumpkin flavor and spices add a subtle warm fall flavor to the waffles, but the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices while the waffles are baking is intoxicating.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Yeast Waffles
- 2 ⅔ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 ¼ teaspoons 1 package yeast*
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin
- In large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
- In medium saucepan or large microwave safe bowl, combine oil, brown sugar and milk. Heat to 120° to 130°.
- Add heated liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and blend on low speed until combine. Add eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed.
- Cover bowl; refrigerate batter several hours or overnight.
- Bake waffles as recommend in your waffle maker until golden brown.
- Serve the waffles immediately. (These waffles freeze and reheat well.)
My grandson loves the whipped cream in the can. I don’t buy it often, but that sweet face is hard to resist. “More cream pease.”
Excellent recipe! Made it last night, increasing by 1/3 cup flour and 1 egg to accomodate for a whole can of canned pumpkin. Everyone in the family loved the waffles.
Just made these last night for this morning and they were wonderful!! I did 2 cups whole wheat, 2/3 cup white flour and added a tablespoon of wheat gluten. Also cut the oil to 2 T and added 2 T of greek yogurt. These waffles were absolutely perfect thank you 🙂
Hi Carlyn – sounds like delicious changes. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
I ♥ yeasted waffles. These look amazing!
My Inner Chick
YUMmmmy and festive for Halloween.
Your grandbaby is ADORABLE!! Xxx
What a perfect timing! I finally gave in a got myself a waffle maker! hahaha….I know, I don’t have one until last week and I haven’t break it in yet. Can’t wait to give this one a try. Thank you so much for sharing.
Have fun with your waffle make. I love mine.
These look wonderful Barb, and I love that they are whole wheat! I shared them on FB https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151841571623070&set=a.174654903069.124188.163690253069&type=1
Thanks for sharing!
What a cutie!
I made Marion Cunningham’s yeast waffles last year and thought they were delicious. Love that you’ve added pumpkin to the recipe!
i have not tried my hand at yeast waffles before but you twisted my arm Barbara! These look fantastic!
Lana @ Never Enough Thyme
Oh my! These look perfect for a Fall weekend breakfast.
Rocky Mountain Woman
That’s one happy little guy! What a good grandma you are!
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc
on my must-make fall list!
Adore the yeasted waffles! Your grandson looks so cute and sweet :-))
ARGH!!!! I KNEW I should have picked up that on-sale waffle maker at Kohl’s a few weeks ago! Out of all the gadgets I have here-a waffle maker isn’t one of them. Next time they go on sale I’m getting one and pinning this recipe for sure.
Oh my gosh Barbara-your waffles are beautiful but that sweet grandson of yours is a doll-he’s gonna be a heart breaker as he grows up-shoot, it will probably start in preschool-too cute for me. 😉 What is it about whipped cream in a can and grandchildren? My 2 grandsons love the stuff too.
You’ll definitely have to pick up a waffle iron the next time they’re on sale. Thanks – grandsons are so fun!
2 Sisters Recipes
Oh Barbara these are so yummy, we can eat them for dinner!
Claire @ Claire K Creations
I really think I’m going to have to get a waffle iron. I don’t eat pumpkin but I added one to my grocery list this week in anticipation of all the delicious baked recipes coming from all you Northern Hemisphere bakers!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
These sound lovely! I loooove the yeast waffle idea!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
The waffles are wonderful but I’m in love with that last photo 🙂
I’m pretty much in love with the last photo too. Thanks!!
Stephanie @ PlainChicken
I’ve never made yeasted waffles. These look amazing!
Goregous waffles and cute grandson!
What a great recipe for crisp fall mornings! I love the way you decorated the whipped cream. Thank you!