Pumpkin Waffles with Butter Pecan Butter

Recipe for Pumpkin Waffles with Butter Pecan Butter
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1 cup canned pumpkin
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Preheat a waffle iron.

In a bowl, combine pumpkin, ½ cup butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Add to wet ingredients and stir to combine.

Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into batter.

Pour into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.

Top waffles with pecan butter and garnish with pecans.

Butter Pecan Butter


Makes 4 large waffles

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Lack of Pumpkin Taste

I followed the recipe and I can't tell there is pumpkin in it. After the first, one I added cinnamon. And the batch made 8 waffles. Disappointed they didn't have more pumpkin taste. Should it taste more pumpkin-y?

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The Editors's picture

Hi, Janice. Thanks for your feedback. Interestingly, pumpkin itself does not have a overwhelming flavor on its own though it adds that healthy goodness. Adding some cinnamon was a good idea. We’d recommend adding some pumpkin pie spice…as a matter of fact, we are going to incorporate that into the recipe above now. Best, your OFA editors

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What size can of pumpkin?

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Hi, Paul. Since you only need 1 cup of canned pumpkin you should buy the 15oz can. You’ll have some leftover, but you can put it in a covered container in the refrigerator and save for another use–maybe more waffles!