It’s that time of year for pumpkin spice everything! Well, to be honest, I actually hate the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, but pretty much everything else pumpkin related I love! I was having a waffle craving over the weekend and can you believe we haven’t made any since we moved?! I realized this out when it took a good 20 minutes to figure out where the heck I unpacked the waffle maker. (It was above the fridge by the way!) This pumpkin spice waffle recipe is so delicious and flavorful, and it’s perfect for welcoming a cozy fall weekend! I especially love it because of the sugared pecans on top. It honestly makes it even more delicious!
Pumpkin Spice Waffles with Sugared Pecans
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs separated
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk you can use almond if you want!
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup pecan halved
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Make the sugared pecans first. Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook until it starts to turn brown and smells nutty, about 3-5 minutes. Add pecans and brown sugar and stir to evenly coat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture caramelizes. Remove from heat and allow to cool on wax or parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Whisk the sugar and egg yolks in a separate medium-sized bowl. Then whisk in pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt and milk. Finally, whisk in the melted butter. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Don’t worry if it’s lumpy. Beat the egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the batter.
Preheat a waffle iron. If it’s not nonstick, grease it. Spoon in the batter and cook until golden brown.
Serve with butter, maple syrup and sugared pecans.
Note: You can keep waffles warm in a 250 degree F oven (directly on the rack) until serving. To save time, feel free to buy sugared pecans. The ones at Trader Joe’s are really good too!
If you’re a pumpkin lover too, check out these recipes: pumpkin spice cupcake with cinnamon bourbon buttercream frosting, pumpkin spice latte bread, pumpkin pie truffles with a gingerbread snap.
And here are some of the fall recipes I’ve been pinning! I hope you like these pumpkin spice waffles with sugared pecans as much as I do!