Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

Healthy pumpkin waffles made with whole wheat flour and no added sugar have crispy outsides and fluffy, perfectly spiced insides. They're easy to make with just one bowl and are the perfect fall breakfast for lazy weekends!  (dairy-free, vegetarian, no added sugar)


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup club soda or seltzer water
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (I like Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla. Add soda or seltzer and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt). Whisk until just combined. Add more soda if needed to thin the batter.
  3. Lightly grease or spray preheated waffle iron with oil (if necessary) and pour batter by 1/2 cup (more or less depending on the size of your waffle iron) onto iron. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Serve waffles with maple syrup or any other toppings you like.


  • Careful not to over-stir once you add the dry ingredients. You want them just blended in.
  • Add more soda or seltzer if needed to thin the batter just a bit.
  • If your waffle maker tends to stick spray or lightly grease it with a bit of oil spray (such as Chosen Foods) or coconut oil.
  • To keep waffles crispy after cooking, place them in a warm oven to keep warm until you're ready to eat.
  • If you don't have soda or seltzer water, you can use your favorite milk, they just won't be quite as light and fluffy.
  • Feel free to add a little bit of brown sugar or pure maple syrup to the batter if you prefer your waffles a little bit sweeter.
  • I like to add about a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to the batter for a little boost in healthy fats, but it's completely optional.

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