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Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles

Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles-the perfect breakfast treat for any fall morning! 

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On Monday, we shared a recipe for Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup. It’s the best syrup that will ever touch your lips. If you need a reason to make it, today we have your reason-Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles. The syrup and waffles are like peas and carrots. Yes, I was using my best Forrest Gump voice to say that:) Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles drenched in Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup-the true breakfast of champions!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffle Recipe on These waffles are amazing!

Our Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes are my favorite pancakes and these Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles are already in the running for my favorite waffle. I love me some pumpkin! There is no better way to start the day on a crisp fall morning!

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We used our KitchenAid Waffle Baker to make our glorious pumpkin waffles. It makes two waffles at the same time. Cool, huh? The faster we make waffles means the faster we are eating them! Yay!

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We used whole wheat flour and a combination of our favorite fall spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. These hearty spiced waffles with a touch of brown butter will help you welcome fall with open arms. Top the waffles with Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup and you might just faint! And if you think it might be too much brown butter, think again! You can never have too much brown butter. They compliment each other nicely!

Say hello to fall season with Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles. You will be starting the season off in the best possible way! And I guarantee you will be making Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles more than once. I am already ready for another one! Good thing we put some in the freezer! Gotta run! It’s waffle time!

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles-a must make for fall! Top with Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup for an extra special breakfast!


6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal whole wheat flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup, for serving


1. Preheat waffle iron. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat and continue to cook, swirling occasionally, until butter turns golden brown, Skim foam from top, and remove from heat. Pour into a bowl to stop the cooking, leaving any burned sediment behind; let cool.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, pumpkin, and browned butter. Whisk in dry ingredients just until smooth.

4. Spray hot waffle iron with cooking spray and spoon batter into waffle iron, spreading quickly. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. Continue making waffles until batter is gone. Keep waffles warm in a 250 degree F oven. Serve warm with Brown Butter Buttermilk Syrup, if desired.

Note-these waffles freeze well. Cool completely and put in a freezer bag! Pop them in the toaster to reheat!

Adapted from Epicurious


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86 Responses to “Brown Butter Pumpkin Waffles”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 18, 2013 @ 3:12 am

    Browned butter, pumpkin, we are off to a delicious sounding morning! :) Beautiful Maria!

  2. Erica — September 18, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    I’m never ready for cooler weather…but I am definitely ready for these waffles!!!

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 18, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    And another reason for me to cry about not having a waffle maker!

  4. Lori @ Intoxicology — September 18, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    I love how early all the pumpkin foods/drinks pop up every year. We’ve got a waffle maker that’s been collecting dust since last winter. Time to dust it off and try these. Amazing photos as usual!

  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food — September 18, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    I’m pretty sure brown butter makes everything taste so amazing. And, like Lauren, I am without a waffle maker, which is really a shame.

  6. HeatherChristo — September 18, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    I am literally drooling while writing this. These look SO SO SO good!

  7. Tieghan — September 18, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Welp, the morings just got SO much better! These are just KILLER. So perfect for fall!

  8. Laura Dembowski — September 18, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    These are the perfect fall breakfast! The syrup sounds awesome too! So great that leftovers can be frozen for a quick breakfast.

  9. Jenny Flake — September 18, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    LOVING all of the pumpkin recipes, I want to try all of them!!

  10. Marian (Sweetopia) — September 18, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    What a perfect breakfast! Loving these, Maria!

  11. Cookbook Queen — September 18, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    You and Jenny are KILLING me with your breakfasts this morning!! Too much fabulousness. I want it all!!

  12. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 18, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I knew it was about time I bust out my waffle maker again. :) YUM x a trillion to these!

  13. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 18, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Yum! What a perfect breakfast recipe, Maria!

  14. Julie @ Table for Two — September 18, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    this is the perfect Fall breakfast!! I love the use of whole-wheat flour in this. I have a new love with whole wheat flour :)

  15. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — September 18, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    We have a ritual of pancakes or waffles once a week for dinner. I so need to add this on our menu. They look wonderful!

  16. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — September 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    These would work perfectly in my waffle maker with the buttermilk syrup on top! Yes, it’s a good morning.

  17. sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 18, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    I certainly wouldn’t mind waking up to a huge plate of these whole wheat waffles any chilly autumn morning. 😉

  18. kelley — September 18, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Brown butter is so my jam- these look heavenly!

  19. marla — September 18, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    These are sooooo perfect!

  20. Olena@iFOODreal — September 18, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    Perfect waffles! I love the waffle maker!

  21. Gaby — September 18, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    I expect some of these when I’m in SLC this winter!

  22. naomi — September 18, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    So perfect, so good and so going to make this for the family!

  23. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 18, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    And you get 50 gold stars today for these waffles!! Holy JEEZ! I want a giant stack!

  24. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 18, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Pumpkin waffles?? Waffle heaven!!

  25. Diana — September 18, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    We have dairy sensitivities in my family. Will omitting the buttermilk make the batter unusable? Can I swap with Lactose-free, hemp, or coconut milks?

  26. Maria Tadic — September 18, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Can’t wait to try these. I love pumpkin anything. Especially in breakfast style. Will try these this weekend – supposed to be rainy and cold. Perfect!

  27. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 18, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    I’m not quite ready for pumpkin yet, but they sound good for when I am!

  28. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — September 18, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    I love waffles. And I love pumpkin. And I love pumpkin with waffles…these look so yum!

  29. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 18, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Loving these waffles….perfect fall breakfast! Brown butter makes everything better :)

  30. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 18, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    I am sooooo trying this soon. LOVE that brown butter in there!

  31. Laura @GnotP — September 18, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    I am thinking this may be Sunday breakfast! I am definitely in a Fall mood. Browned butter makes it super gourmet!

  32. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 18, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    What a great treat for a brisk fall morning! These look mouthwatering, Maria!

  33. Joanne — September 18, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Pumpkin season is fabulous!! And this is definitely one of the top five reasons. Hello brown butter beauty!

  34. Aimee @ Simple Bites — September 18, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    LOVE my KA waffle baker. But, dude, apparently I need a tutorial. My waffles never go all the way to the edge like yours!

    Bookmarked for breakfast SOON.

  35. Suzanne — September 18, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    These look great! I love pumpkin.

  36. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — September 18, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    Oh my goodness! YES.

  37. Heather — September 18, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    Don’t you love brown butter? YUM! I love the deep flavor it gets. I love it on popcorn! YUM-O! Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  38. These sound oh so good. Perfect for the cooler weather!

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  40. Jessica — September 19, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I made these this morning…and they were good, but would be much improved by separating the eggs and beating the egg whites and folding them in at the end.

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