Pumpkin Spice WafflesWarm fall spices combine with organic canned pumpkin to make tasty waffles any time of year. These combine with home-made margarine and real maple syrup.

This recipe originally came from Shape Magazine. If you love these, buy extra cans of pumpkin now, as it’s a seasonal item. Trader Joe’s has organic canned pumpkin in stock. Freeze any extra waffles for a quick breakfast on the go. Just throw them in the toaster.

The renovation: I used Bob’s Red Mill All-purpose baking mix instead of the white flour, adding 2 T. buckwheat flour for more flavor and richness. I use agave syrup instead of the sugars, and a little less nutmeg. Soy milk (or rice milk) stands in for the nonfat milk in their recipe. To make it egg-free I’ve used ground flaxseed.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
low-sodium or migraine diets

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin-spice waffles

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 waffles


  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (ground) or 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk any kind
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (omit for diabetic diet)
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger (dried)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (dried)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt can omit
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free) (145 g)
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat flour oat flour, cornmeal (15 g)


  • Preheat waffle maker.
  • If using ground flax seeds as your egg replacer, put them in the dry blender and pulse until finely ground. Add 2 T. water and let sit five minutes. This creates your binder. Put the next nine ingredients (through salt) into the blender and pulse a few times until well blended. (If using egg, just put the first ten ingredients into the blender and pulse.)
  • Pulse in the buckwheat flour, then the gluten-free blend just until mixed. Batter will thicken as it stands. Add more milk as needed.
  • Follow the instructions for filling and baking your waffle iron, being careful to spray the iron each time with cooking spray. I use a 1/4 cup measure on each side of the waffle iron.
  • Serve with a small amount of heart-healthy margarine and maple syrup. Diabetics can substitute a small amount of agave syrup instead of maple syrup.


Per serving:
  • 182 calories
  • 1 g fat
  • 0 g saturated fat
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 434 mg sodium (336 mg sodium with salt omitted)
  • 130 mg potassium
  • 40 g carbohydrate
  • 5 g fiber
  • 13 g sugars
  • 4 g protein
  • 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus