Perfect Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup

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Let me introduce pumpkin pie… breakfast style!  These beauties really do taste just like pumpkin pie in a waffle.  Not too sweet, and the pumpkin pie spices come through perfectly without being overpowering.  Topped with cinnamon syrup, they are superb.  I love them. I adore them.  They are now a staple at my house.  Oh how I love pumpkin season!  Of course, I eat pumpkin bars, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and other pumpkin-y goodness all year.  What can I say?  The fall is my favorite season, so when I get a hankering for cool weather and beautiful fall leaves… I make something pumpkin.  But thankfully, it is the autumn season, so I can happily make pumpkin everything and no one objects!

Perfect Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

Pumpkin Waffles:

1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 tablespoons butter, melted and warm

Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl.  Whisk together to break apart the cornstarch.  Ad the remaining dry ingredients, and whisk to blend.  Add eggs, pumpkin, milk and melted butter to the dry ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Preheat and lightly oil waffle maker.  Make according to your waffle maker directions.  Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon syrup.

(Pumpkin waffle recipe adapted from:

Cinnamon Syrup:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot over medium heat. Stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add baking soda and cinnamon. It will bubble up; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the ‘fizz’ to reduce before serving.


  1. Lara says

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  2. Julie says

    I also make pumpkin things year round. :) Cinnamon is listed twice with 2 different measurements. Was this supposed to be something else?

    • Mindy says

      Hey Julie,
      Thanks for the heads up! I don’t know how I missed that. I’ve corrected the recipe, so the ingredients should all be right now.

  3. Jenn NG says

    Hi Mindy,

    I’ve been looking for a waffle maker that makes the exact same shape and size as the one you posted in your photo. Could you tell me the brand and model of your waffle maker?? Thanks so much!

    • Mindy says

      Hi Jenn NG,
      My waffle maker is called Waffle Baker Toastmaster Platinum. It is model 229S. I think we have had it for over ten years, and I can’t find it sold on the internet. However, I bought a cuisinart waffle maker for my sister-in-law that makes similar waffles a year and half ago. I think this is the one: Hope that helps!

  4. Célia says

    Hi, this waffles look wonderful, i live in Portugal and we don’t have canned pumpkin puree available. Is it just pumpkin in the can? nothing else added? like spice, salt or sugar?
    We’re big waffles fans in my house, already made your overnight waffles, forgot to add the eggs in the morning :), still they were great!!
    Thank you

    • Mindy says

      Hi Celia,
      Yes! It is just pumpkin in a can. No spices, sugar, salt or anything else. Just pumpkin. I’m glad you liked the overnight waffles. Hope you like these, too!

  5. Sheri says

    My entire family thanks you for this recipee!!! What a perfect way to celebrate the first snowfall of the year!! YUMMY!!!

  6. Stephanie says

    Just made these. Delicious! My family loved them. I did not use the coconut extract in the syrup. Thank you for sharing this perfect fall breakfast.

    • Mindy says

      I really need to stop typing up my posts at midnight! There is NO coconut extract in the syrup, so good call not adding it! However, this recipe is pretty easy to turn into awesome coconut syrup. (All five of the sisters favorite syrup). Just swap the teaspoon of cinnamon for coconut extract straight across. I make coconut syrup all the time, and I think I just got mixed up when I typed up the recipe. Such a goof ball. But I’m glad your family loved the waffles! They are so good.

  7. Jolene says

    We made the cinnamon syrup when it had the coconut listed and thought it was to die for with your pumpkin pancakes. So when we came back to make it again we were surprised to not see it listed and started looking all over your site for the “right” recipe! Good thing I looked at the comments, we will stick with the Cinnamon/Coconut recipe!

    • says

      That makes me laugh! It sounds like my mistake was not such a big mistake after all then. :) I’m planning to make these waffles again this week, and I am totally going to try adding the coconut to the cinnamon syrup. I love it with cinnamon alone and coconut alone, so I guess… why not both?

  8. Heather or Kitchen Concoctions says

    I absolutely love y’all’s recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup and make it quite often! So I am anxious to give this new pumpkin breakfast recipe a try!

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