Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles

Slathered with maple syrup or left alone to eat with your hand, these waffles are an incredible start to any autumn day.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6


  • 2 cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2⁄3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 Tbsp. pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup whipped cream


  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Combine the flour, salt, spices, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat 2 egg yolks (reserve egg whites) slightly with the sugar, then add vanilla, milk, pumpkin, and melted butter. Combine the flour mixture with the pumpkin mixture. Do not overmix.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold egg whites and 1⁄2 cup pecans into the waffle batter.
  • Spoon batter into waffle iron and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Serve hot with syrup, whipped cream, and remaining pecans.