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Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

Soft, fluffy and flavorful Healthy Pumpkin Waffles with a thick Pumpkin Caramel Sauce on top. The perfect Weekend Fall or Winter Breakfast!

healthy pumpkin waffles

I’ve waited wayyy too long to share a waffle post with you guys. Especially since J is Belgium and I lived there for the past two years. If there is one delicacy (among many!) Belgium is known for it’s their delicious healthy pumpkin waffles. The smell of waffles being cooked as you walk down the street is always soooooo tempting and droolworthy! Have you ever had a waffle in Belgium before?

healthy pumpkin waffles

These waffles, though not made in the traditional Belgian style, are my personal take on my favorite kind of waffle – Healthy Pumpkin Waffles…

healthy pumpkin waffles

That sauce on top isn’t just plain ol’ maple syrup. It’s homemade, simple Pumpkin Spice Caramel you can whip up while your Healthy Pumpkin Waffles are cooking in the waffle maker. Yum!

These Healthy Pumpkin Waffles are soft and fluffy on the inside and super crispy on the outside – just like a waffle should be. I added a healthy dose of pumpkin spice (plus one whole cup of pumpkin puree) to make the pumpkin of these waffles really shine through!

healthy pumpkin waffles

Top everything off with homemade Pumpkin Spice Caramel and fresh pecans and you’ve got the perfect Fall or Winter breakfast. If you do whip these Vegan Healthy Pumpkin Waffles  up – I LOVE hearing your feedback! Leave your feedback in the comments below or tag me #CearasKitchen in your gorgeous shots on Instagram!

healthy pumpkin waffles

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pumpkin waffles

Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 10 waffles 1x


Soft, fluffy and flavorful Healthy Pumpkin Waffles with a thick Pumpkin Caramel Sauce on top. The perfect Weekend Fall or Winter Breakfast!



Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Pumpkin Caramel

  • 1 1/2 cup packed cane sugar or light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp corn starch


  1. Warm up the waffle maker to medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with coconut oil (this is an important step to ensure your waffles do not stick to the pan!).
  2. Mix ground flax with water in a medium size bowl. Set aside and leave to thicken while preparing your dry ingredients.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, pumpkin spice), to a large size bowl. Mix together until the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
  4. Add the rest of the wet ingredients (apple cider vinegar, pumpkin puree, molasses, sugar, vanilla, applesauce, milk) to the large bowl with the now thickened flax egg. Whisk for a minute or until creamy and thick.
  5. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well mixed. Do not over-mix to ensure your waffles come out soft and fluffy.
  6. Add a large scoop of batter into each section of the waffle pan. The amount you need to add will depend on the size of your waffle maker. Cook until the waffles are ready (mine took 4 minutes for each waffle). Make sure your waffles are fully cooked before removing them from the waffle maker. Re-spray or oil the pan with each batch.

Pumpkin Caramel

  1. While the waffles are cooking, over medium high heat, mix together sugar, water, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and cornstarch. Bring to a simmer and stir for a couple minutes until a thick caramel sauce appears. If sauce become too thick add a bit more water, by the teaspoon. Make sure to continuing stirring the caramel so it doesn’t burn! The sauce will get thicker once it cools down.
  2. Serve Pumpkin Caramel Sauce over the warm waffles fresh from the waffle maker. Enjoy!


1) Use cane sugar to ensure this recipe is refined sugar free.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Breakfast

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  1. Healthy pumpkin waffles are a delicious and nutritious option for breakfast or brunch, especially during the fall season.

  2. Thank you! These were wonderful. I used 1/2 white and half whole wheat and they were still light and fluffy and crispy on the outside. What does the Apple cider vinegar do? Act as a buttermilk replacer?

  3. I have made these waffles and they are absolutely amazing! Fluffy, moist, crunchy on the outside and simply delicious! They are easy to make and we devoured them in one setting. Thank you so much, Ceara!

  4. How are these healthy? It’s pretty much just sugar.. Really disappointed, thought I had found a healthy recipe..

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