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Pumpkin Waffles

It’s been over a week since I posted a breakfast recipe…it’s time for another. And not so surprisingly, it’s another pumpkin recipe. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love pumpkin and use fall as an excuse to eat it…a lot.

Plus, pumpkin is a nutrition super star. Not only is pumpkin low in calories and naturally fat-free, it is also an excellent source of not only fiber, but antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E!

When you take nutritious pumpkin and add in whole wheat flour, protein-packed egg whites, and fall spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg…there’s no going wrong.

Normally, Mr. Prevention isn’t a big breakfast food lover. These, however, he gobbled up…x2. I guess I should’ve doubled the recipe as I love to reheat waffles in the toaster oven for mornings to come. Are we seeing a familiar pattern with Mr. Prevention and my pumpkin recipes lately?

…Just saying.


Pumpkin Waffles from Cate’s World Kitchen

1 cup pumpkin puree
4 egg whites
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger


Stir the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger together in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, pumpkin, and buttermilk. Stir into the dry ingredients and stir just to combine.

Heat a waffle iron or skillet over medium high heat and spray with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter into the preheated iron or pan.

If making waffles, cook according to manufacturer’s suggestion. If making pancakes, cook until bubbles appear on the top, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or two. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup. Yield: 4 servings (4 large waffles or 8 pancakes).

Nutrition Information (per serving): 240 calories; 1.8 g. fat; 3 mg. cholesterol; 715 mg. cholesterol; 45 g. carbohydrate; 6.5 g. fiber; 7.3 g. protein

Result: Fall in waffle form! Cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger…oh my! While whole wheat flour can make waffles dense and heavy, the buttermilk is balances the batter out for a perfectly fluffy waffle (or pancake!). These are simple to make and offer up great nutrition stats, too. Enjoy!


TGIF! I am not even going to whine about having to work tomorrow…yet 🙂 It has been another insane week so my plan is to workout this morning so that after work, I can go out to dinner with the hubs. 😀 I know myself well enough to know that Friday evening workouts are usually the easiest to skip!

Question: Anything fun planned this weekend?

Be well,

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  1. Gina (The Candid RD)
    October 21, 2011 / 7:08 am

    Yep, this recipe will have to be made this year, at my parent’s house (they have the waffle maker). Sounds wonderful! Hmmm..I wonder if I could use butternut squash! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Going to a wedding up north this weekend. Nick and I are excited to escape C-bus for a while!

    • Nicole
      October 21, 2011 / 7:29 am

      North Ohio? My neck of the woods ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have fun!

  2. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    October 21, 2011 / 7:10 am

    I’m considering pumpkin pancakes for my mom being in town this weekend. She’s a lil’ picky, though… so clearly I’ll have to run it by her first. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wonderful RELAXING weekend. Maybe you can spend Saturday night in… and catch the Cards game… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nicole
      October 21, 2011 / 7:29 am

      Unlikely ๐Ÿ™‚ Hahaaha! Have a great weekend, girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    October 21, 2011 / 7:32 am

    Definitely making these this weekend. I’ve gone through 6 cans of pumpkin this month!

  4. Meal Makeover Mom Janice
    October 21, 2011 / 8:14 am

    Great photos Nicole! These sound yummy. Trader Joe’s was out of canned pumpkin yesterday – glad I stocked up last time!

  5. Lori Lynn
    October 21, 2011 / 8:34 am

    My brother, sister-in-law, and I did a surprise 40th anniversary celebration last weekend for my parent’s, so I’m taking this weekend off to catch up from that! I am having dinner with a friend at Whole Foods, so looking forward to that.

  6. Cara
    October 21, 2011 / 8:50 am

    Enjoy your date night!

  7. Tiana
    October 21, 2011 / 9:00 am

    These look great! I was just wondering what you would suggest as a topping/syrup for these?

    • Nicole
      October 21, 2011 / 11:29 am

      Thank you! I love a light whipped cream or reduced-calorie syrup, personally. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ammie
    October 21, 2011 / 9:13 am

    YUM! I haven’t used my waffle iron in a while, looks like I need to dust it off!

  9. Mark
    October 21, 2011 / 9:36 am

    I need to stop stumbling food sites when my belly is a rumblin. I would eat the waffles so hard.

    • Nicole
      October 21, 2011 / 11:29 am

      LOL! Best comment ever! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Anna @ On Anna's Plate
    October 21, 2011 / 9:41 am

    Mmmm…another recipe to add to my pumpkin roster ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    October 21, 2011 / 11:32 am

    I love pumpkin too!
    I am gonna have to make these. Although I love pancakes, I prefer waffles. Something about the squares I guess. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I am in a friend’s wedding tomorrow and then another friend’s bridal shower. Story of my life. haha.
    Have a great weekend, Nicole!

  12. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    October 21, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    Ok, so not only have you made me want to buy a popsicle mold and a donut pan, I now am gonna have to get a waffle maker too. Im starting to think you’re a bad influence. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir
    October 21, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    These look so good! Great photos. I’m loving all the pumpkin creations I’m seeing lately.

  14. Biz
    October 21, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    Okay, now I really want a waffle maker!! That looks fabulous. BTW, I am making your pumpkin scones finally this weekend – can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Friday – hope you finally get a relaxed (i.e. “non-traveling!”) weekend!

  15. Roz
    October 21, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    Dear Nicole. Please send 2 dozen of these waffles! If you can’t do that, please send me your waffle iron! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fantastic weekend.

  16. Heather
    October 21, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    My husband is a pancake person while I prefer the waffles – I love pumpkin waffles (especially with some chocolate chips in them).

    I have class all day tomorrow – Sunday will be spent working on a midterm as well. Unfortunately not a fun weekend for me!

  17. eatingRD
    October 21, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    Looks scrumptious! I actually had a yogurt mess with pumpkin last night for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ Bring on the pumpkin and spice season! Love it. I have to work tomorrow too, booo. And I think I’m trying to get sick =/ but I am going to do my best to fight it off. We have dinner plans on Saturday and have tickets to go see the Lion King before it leaves Vegas. Have a great weekend!

  18. Natalie
    October 22, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    Perfect breakfast for the fall season!

  19. megan @ whatmegansmaking
    October 23, 2011 / 9:05 am

    yum, these waffles look so good! Saw them on foodgawker and just had to click over. perfect for Fall! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Kayla.d
    December 21, 2011 / 10:31 pm

    These look amazing!
    I’m really a sucker for a healthy waffle recipe, this has my name written all over it. I’m defiantly making these for my family and I on Christmas morning, MMM can’t wait!

    I was just wondering though, is it possible to use just regular Pastry Flour rather than the Whole Wheat Pastry Flour?
    THANK YOU! Keep up all the great work, love your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      December 21, 2011 / 11:20 pm

      Thanks, Kayla! I hope you enjoy them, too!

      I would use all-purpose flour or half whole wheat, half all-purpose. I’m not familiar with pastry flour but if it’s anything like cake flour, I don’t know how it would turn out…

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