The Best Ever Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Got pumpkin? Make these delicious, fool-proof gluten-free pumpkin waffles! They’re made with no refined sugar, no dairy, and just a small amount of coconut oil! This is a recipe the entire family will love! 

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I’ve had my waffle make for almost a year now and I think I’ve used it only 2 or 3 times. I just get so discouraged with waffle making because it really is an art. This summer I attempted a fruit-filled grain-free waffle that was a complete flop (pun intended). Then I tried it again and called it a double flop. Talk about discouraging!


I thought I would give waffles another try because I had some leftover pumpkin I needed to use up. The one time I had a success with waffle making was last year’s Gluten-Free Ginger Bread Spice Waffle recipe. 

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I used last year’s recipe as a base and of course modified it to get the best pumpkiny flavor ever! 

Let’s talk pumpkin pie spice. I’ve seen some amazing DIY pumpkin pice spice recipes floating around on Pinterest like this one from The Healthy Maven. If you’re lazy like me and just want to purchase pumpkin pie spice, I recommend the Penzey’s brand (always and forever <3).  I’ve already almost gone through an entire bottle this fall and the first day of October was on Wednesday!

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As for pumpkin waffle toppings…I of course used 100% Pure Canada Maple Syrup and a big dollop of almond butter!

Hubba hubba.

  The Best Ever Gluten-Free Ever Pumpkin Waffles #glutenfree #recipe 

The Best Ever Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles
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Serves: 4 large waffles
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used Trader Joe's Brand)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  1. Begin by preheating your waffle iron to medium.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  3. Then, add in dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Once waffle maker is completely heated, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray on both sides. Then, pour about ½ to ⅔ cups of batter onto waffle maker, close, and flip. Let cook for about 1 and ½ to 2 minutes. Flip waffle maker and open. If it needs a little be more time to cook, close and flip over, let cook for about 20-30 seconds longer.
  5. Use non-stick tongs to remove waffle from iron.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 waffle

For waffle number 2, I got a little fancy and put a fried egg on top.

Sweet or savory…this recipe works for both! 

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I’m definitely going to be using this very recipe and swapping out the pumpkin for sweet potato in the near future. 

Gotta get my veggies in at breakfast! 

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Are you a waffle master or do you have more flops than fancies?

What is your favorite waffle topping?

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  1. says

    I’m not a waffle master (yet) but I attempt to become one soon 😀 I’m planning to make waffles more often this fall /winter (and next spring and summer lol). I think I’m going upstairs right now and throw the hokkaido squash into the oven to make pumpkin puree! And make these waffles tomorrow morning for my fam and me :-) I guess we’re hoping with maple topping! sounds even better than pumpkin soup which I had planned to make with it originally.

  2. says

    I don’t own a waffle maker, but I can tell you that I’ve definitely had many pancake fails, Essentially, I need to get new pans–it just needs to be done. As for these…. they looked amazing on Insta and they’re looking even more amazing now. YUM.

  3. says

    I don’t have a waffle maker, but am seriously considering adding one to our registry after seeing the deliciousness of these waffles. Yum. So perfect for a slow Saturday or Sunday morning.
    If I did have a waffle maker, almond butter would be allll over the top of them.

  4. says

    These pictures!!! New lens? Or just getting fricking amazing at food photog. These look soooo yummy!! I (well.. mom) have a waffle maker that I’ve used ONCE. They are just to finicky for me. But these… yum. Could you make them in pancake form?!?!

  5. says

    You’re totally right about waffle making being an art! I’ve been fairly discouraged for the past, ohhhh, 4 years and haven’t made any since. Well, okay, there was that one time I tried… And they were so chewy and not crisp at all that I threw them out. And just ate the maple syrup. 😉 Love that these have pumpkin — I’m obsessed right now! Pinned!

  6. Kate says

    Have you tried these nut free? I’m looking for GF/nut free pumpkin waffle recipe to do with preschool kids. I’m topping with apple butter. I’m finding a lot of GF recipes use nut oil/milk/powder.

    • says

      To make it nut free all you would have to do is switch out the milk for another liquid. You could totally use cow’s milk, soy, etc! I haven’t personally tried it with cow’s but I have no doubt it will work!

    • Mandy says

      I just made these & they turned out FABULOUS!! I used Pamela’s Artisian GF Flour Blend for my flour. I also swapped out the almond milk for 1/4 C orange juice and 3/4 C unsweeted coconut milk. Almonds don’t like me :( I also added 3/4 C Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, since my son will ONLY eat waffles with chocolate chips, lol! These are my new go-to Pumpkin Waffle Recipe, Thanks so much!

  7. Jo Ann says

    I made these over Thanksgiving weekend. Twice actually. They are fantastic. I was looking for something to make for a special welcome home breakfast for a gluten free family and these are fantastic! The texture is great, no evidence of being GF. The flavor is deep and full. I just made an extra batch to keep in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast this week after everyone leaves. I did add a pinch of salt. I have a mountain of butternut squash from our CSA and will be trying the swap with those during the winter months. Yumm!

  8. Gioia says

    Hi! made these today and they turned out great. Even my son liked them and he’s really picky. The only comment I got from him was that they tasted like egg too much. Is there a way that i could make these without the eggs? What could I use?

    • says

      I’m glad they are kid approved! That’s interesting that he says they tasted like egg considering it makes so many waffles. You could try going down to just 1 egg and then adding a little bit more liquid, such as almond milk. The egg is what holds everything together, so I fear if you omit it, you’ll get one big sloppy mess!

  9. Lauren says

    I have been trying to find the perfect gluten free waffle recipe and I’ve finally found it! So happy right now, I have had some massive flops but these turned out perfectly.


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