Pumpkin Waffles with Buttermilk Syrup

I am amazed that it is already half way through October and I have not posted a pumpkin recipe yet.  Like many others, I love pumpkin and look forward every year to the beginning of September when I feel like it ‘s OK to finally start making the pumpkin recipes.  Pumpkin recipes have to be just right for me.  I can’t even count how many recipes with pumpkin that I’ve tried over the years, only to be very disappointed.  The thing about pumpkin is that the spices have to be just right; and what’s the right spice combo for pie is completely different for cookies, and different again for bread.
For my first pumpkin post I didn’t want to use just an OK recipe, or review one that I tried, but wasn’t that impressed with, so I decided to share with you a tried and true recipe that we have every year.  I got this from my sister years ago and if you’re a pumpkin lover, it’s a must for your pumpkin repertoire.

Pumpkin waffles for breakfast just start the day off right.  They are also great for brinner
(breakfast for dinner).
When making them I don’t like to dirty three bowls (one for the wet ingredients, one for the dry, and one for the egg whites).  I will mix the wet ingredients, then place a strainer over the bowl, as shown in this picture, sift the dry ingredients together into the wet ingredients, and then whisk them all together.  This will be very thick, but don’t worry.  Once you fold in the egg whites, it will lighten up a lot.
The buttermilk syrup for these waffles is Amazing!!  Sometimes when I have leftover syrup I just look around for things that I can dip in it.  I can’t let any of it go to waste. 😉
Don’t limit yourself to only having buttermilk syrup with pumpkin waffles.  You can have it with regular waffles, pancakes, French toast, crepes, let your imagination run wild!
Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Pumpkin Waffles                                                                  Printable Recipe

4 egg yolks (save whites)
1 c. pumpkin
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 ½ c. milk
¾ c. melted margarine
Sift together and add to wet ingredients:
2 c. flour 2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt

Then beat 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold them into the batter.
Cook in waffle iron.

Buttermilk Syrup                                                           Printable Recipe

1/2 C butter
1 C sugar
1 C buttermilk
1 T vanilla
1 T corn syrup
1/2 t baking soda
Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil.  Add baking soda.  Boil for 10 seconds then remove from heat immediately to avoid syrup boiling over the pan.  Serve over pumpkin waffles, pancakes, French toast, or anything else that you want to make taste incredibly decadent and wonderful.

Have fun trying! Anne

4 Comments on Pumpkin Waffles with Buttermilk Syrup

  1. Mama Peck
    October 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

    These look wonderful! A new waffle iron is on my Christmas list this year. The one I have we bought at a yard sale 25 years ago..it still works but it’s kind of scary. LOL.

    • Anne Opinion
      October 25, 2014 at 1:44 am (3 years ago)

      Ha! I’ll bet when you bought it you thought it would be good if it lasted a couple of years. It’s amazing how time passes by so quickly. I hope that you get one!

    • Marnie
      October 22, 2015 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

      Sadly, I didn’t get one last year..trying again! Sometimes Santa needs a gentle reminder. LOL. But I did have to mention how ingenious I thought your hint was about using a strainer for the dry ingredients. Brilliant! HATE to dirty another bowl.

  2. Dahl Family
    October 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I feel so honored that you posted a recipe from me. ;). We just made these last week, and we didn’t have any leftover syrup because it’s sooooo good!


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