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Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

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I am so excited to share today’s post with you! My husband and I collaborated on a really fun recipe. He woke up wanting waffles, and I was in the kitchen working on all things pumpkin, so we got the idea for Pumpkin Waffles! We both loved this maple cream cheese icing that I made for my Pumpkin cupcakes, and we agreed that no pumpkin waffle would be complete without it! So, I’m not sure if this is a dessert or a breakfast, to be totally honest. This icing is really blurring the lines. Either way, this is delicious! This recipe makes 7-8 large waffles!

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Here’s what you’ll need to make them-

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. white sugar
2 tsp. brown sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
A pinch of ground cloves
A pinch of nutmeg

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

I’m so amazed that he put this waffle recipe together and they came out perfect the first go.

To make the batter, you’ll want to whisk the eggs together in a large bowl. Then, mix in milk, vegetable oil, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, the softened butter, and the rest of the remaining spices with your mixer. Then, slowly mix in flour. Beat with the mixer in between each addition, and scrape the sides if needed.

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Your batter will be a little lumpy- that’s okay!

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

My husband swears by his waffle method- first, he puts the batter into a measuring cup for easy pouring. He covers the “spokes” with batter, and let’s it cook for just a minute before he closes the waffle maker. He told me that this helps keep the batter from spilling out as much.

You’ll also have to cook these according to your waffle maker, but it took ours about 7-10 minutes on medium-high.

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

So perfect! We have become waffle masters.

Next, it’s time to mix up the icing.

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

You’ll need-
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

To make it, start by beating the butter and cream cheese (room temperature) until smooth and well combined. Add the vanilla and maple syrup, mix. Then, add half the powdered sugar, mix until combined, add the other half, and then mix again until icing is combined and smooth.

I used the smallest icing tip I had on hand and just did some squiggle lines with mine, you can get creative though, or just plop some icing on your waffle, or waffles. 😉

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

So yummy!! There you have it guys- your Thanksgiving breakfast (or dessert, you know, whichever) is planned. Trust me, you really want to make these waffles. They’re easy and so delicious, with just the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor. They aren’t too sweet which is what makes this icing so perfect, and I know maple syrup would be great, as well. PLEASE let me know if you make these by leaving a comment below! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Icing


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  1. I am ALL about the pumpkin, so I am excited to make these. I have never had icing on my waffles, either, so a totally new experience all around 🙂

  2. These waffles look delicious! I love pumpkin spice and pumpkin flavor. Definitely going to make these for the family this Sunday coming up!

  3. These look delicious! I make pancakes similar to this recipe, but I bet it would be just as good made into waffles! I know what I will be having for breakfast this weekend

  4. These pumpkin waffles look like such a treat! I’ve made pumpkin pancakes before but never waffles. With the addition of the icing they remind me of cinnamon rolls. Yum.

  5. A couple of years ago I convinced my husband to make me pumpkin pancakes and he actually did it! YUM! They were so good. Love the idea of pumpkin waffles. We don’t have a waffle making, but it sounds amazing. Will share the recipe.

  6. It’s like eating fall for breakfast! I’m glad I finally invested in a waffle iron so I can give these a try.

  7. Pumpkin pie filling? I’m sure this waffle is off the charts good! I think it’s one of the best breakfast recipes that you can have, even when it’s not breakfast! I’d love to keep this one!

  8. I made pumpkin waffles on Sunday and topped them with a cashew butter drizzle and some granola. This here LOOKs amazing. The waffles look mega crisp + fluffy which is sometimes hard to achieve.

  9. Now this sounds really interesting! I really wish we got more into the pumpkin everything during fall here in Australia as America does because I have never tried pumpkin spice anything! In fact I don’t even think we sell pumpkin pie filling but I’m dying to try these waffles

  10. This recipe looks so delicious and not too complex. We are finally done with baseball season so I might actually have time to make them this weekend.

  11. oh man, these look so good! Simple, easy and I bet my kids would love them, I’ll have try it out for them! Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Oh yum! I am getting so many amazing pumpkin recipes this week, and I want to try them all! I know that my kids will definitely be in favor of this one – perhaps for Saturday morning breakfast!

  13. We are pretty much obsessed with all things pumpkin and our waffle maker, so this recipe is perfect for my family. That cream cheese icing though has me drooling!

  14. Oh my wel I thought I loved waffles but I think that pumpkin waffles will make me even happier!! I love that it has maple cream cheese icing as well mmmm x

  15. These look so delicious! Everything pumpkin right now is the motto for the early days of fall. In Arizona we don’t see the weather change drastically so the overcompensation with cinnamon pinecones, pumpkin flavored everything and hot beverages in the morning helps. I’m definitely making these over the weekend!

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