This Vegan Pumpkin Waffles recipe is sponsored by our friends at Plant Folk. These waffles are a healthy and delicious way to infuse autumn flavors into your breakfast! Perfectly golden and crunchy outside and soft and fluffy inside - full-on comfort in every bite! They are oil-free, dairy-free, eggless, and can even be made gluten-free. Perfect as a weekend breakfast-in-bed treat topped with vegan whipped cream and drizzled with some maple syrup. Or as a luxurious dessert topped with vegan ice cream and fresh berries!
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Waffles
We can never let this season pass without making as many fall-inspired treats and goodies as we can! After making some delicious Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles, it's time for some pumpkin action! A dollop of pumpkin puree and plenty of pumpkin pie spice makes this classic breakfast treat not only super nutritious but infinitely more delicious! And it is so easy to make too. It'll only take 10 minutes of mixing and whisking to get your batter ready. Then, you can let your waffle maker do its magic!
Warm water + Ground flax seeds - are mixed together to make a thick and gelatinous mixture that binds all the ingredients together. A plant-based egg substitute for this recipe.
Vanilla extract - this aromatic liquid brings out the flavors of the other ingredients while adding its own delicate floral tones.
All-purpose flour - makes tender yet sturdy waffles. Whole wheat will also work for this recipe to make it even healthier.
Granulated sugar & Brown sugar - a mix of these two sugars will make the muffins moister and softer. The molasses from the brown sugar adds a delicious caramel taste to the muffins.
Baking powder - is the main leaving agent in this recipe.
Salt - a pinch of salt added to the batter will intensify the pumpkiness of the waffles. Don't worry, as it will not make your muffins salty.
Pureed pumpkin - You can use canned puree or make one from scratch. This vitamin-packed and nutrient-dense winter squash will make your muffins super healthy!
Pumpkin spice - A mixture of warm and comforting spices that gives these waffles a great autumn flavor!
How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
Prepare the following before you start:
Pre-heat your waffle iron.
Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
Small Bowl: Whisk warm water and ground flax until smooth, and it set and thickens.
Medium bowl: whisk all the remaining wet ingredients.
Large Bowl: mix all the dry ingredients.
Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture, then pour the small and medium mixture contents.
Scoop the batter and pour on the heated waffle iron until golden and crisp. Continue with the rest.
Spruce Up your Vegan Pumpkin Waffles!
There are so many ways to make your waffles into the perfect all-day treat by adding more fall-produces vegan goodies!
Classic - serve them with jams or compotes and drizzle with maple syrup!
Add some crunch - top with some pecans, candied sweet potatoes, or pumpkin seeds!
Fruity - serve with some pomegranate seeds, dried figs, berries, apples, or avocadoes.
Savory - Who says you can only make sweet waffles? Reduce the amount of sugar when making the batter and add chopped chives or spring onions. You can serve with a sprinkling of vegan cheese on top!
Measure your dry ingredients correctly – scoop using a spoon and place on the measuring cup, run the spoon's handle on top of the cups to level. Do not press down-ever!
Do not add batter to the waffle iron unless it is hot! This is imperative to achieving perfectly crisp and golden Vegan Pumpkin Waffles.
Do not overmix the batter or you will end up with a tough and flat muffin. Just mix until there are no dry spots seen. Ignore a few small lumps, those are fine.
When making several batches, place the finished waffles in the oven over low heat to keep them warm and crisp. This way, you can serve them all at the same time.
If your waffle iron does not come with an automatic timer or light indicator, wait until the steam coming out dies down before opening the lid.
Any leftover cooked waffles should be placed in individual plastic wraps or tightly lidded containers. Place in the fridge and consume within 3 days. You can put them in freezer-friendly airtight containers and keep them frozen for months. To reheat, place Vegan Pumpkin Waffles in the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals. Or heat in the oven for a few minutes until heated through.
FAQs for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Waffles
How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch? You can roast or boil the pumpkin flesh until they soften and blend them until you have a creamy puree. You can season with a bit of salt if desired.
Can I make homemade Pumpkin Spice? Of course, you can! Pumpkin Pie Spice is a mixture is a simple mix of ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. You can blend your own to your preference!
How to make it gluten-free? - use a gluten-free flour brand to replace the all-purpose flour 1:1.
Other Breakfast treats to try!
Blueberry Breakfast Bread - this delicious breakfast treat is the perfect alternative for a family brunch on the weekends! Everyone will love it!
These oil-free, dairy-free, and eggless Vegan Pumpkin Waffles are a healthy and delicious way to infuse autumn flavors into your breakfast! Everyone is going to love these crispy, yet perfectly fluffy waffles!
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