Pumpkin Spice Waffles are the ideal breakfast recipe for the ultimate fall vibes! Perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and infused with delicious pumpkin flavors, eating these waffles is like taking a bite of autumn. This decadent treat is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Pumpkin Spice Waffles are about to become your go-to breakfast for cozy fall mornings!
Ingredients• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda • 3/4 teaspoon salt • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 4 large eggs, yolks and whites separated • cream of tartar, to taste • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided • 1 cup milk • 1 cup buttermilk • 1/4 cup canola oil • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • apple cider syrup, optional, for serving maple syrup, optional, for serving • butter pecan syrup, optional, for serving
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.
Preheat a Belgian waffle iron or regular waffle iron to medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for 20 seconds.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture, then set it aside.
To a separate medium mixing bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar.
Using an electric hand mixer set on high speed, whip the egg and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Add 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar and whip until medium-stiff peaks form.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, canola oil, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, egg yolks and the remaining 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar.
While whisking, slowly pour the milk mixture into the well in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
Gently fold in the egg whites into the batter.
Spray the waffle iron lightly and evenly with non-stick spray.
Pour the necessary amount of batter into the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's directions.
Keep the waffles warm in the preheated oven and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
Serve warm with your syrup of choice.