These simple Vegan Pumpkin Waffles are packed with delicious pumpkin flavor and made with healthy plant-based ingredients. Serve them up with your favorite toppings for a delicious breakfast treat!
Mmmm.. pumpkin spice season! I know, I know. You either love it or hate it. And personally... I love it. (As evidenced by all of these vegan-friendly pumpkin recipes!)
I've been meaning to try out my new waffle maker, and figured this would be the perfect opportunity. These pumpkin waffles are perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside, and loaded with classic Fall flavors. What's not to love?
Let's get cooking!
Helpful Tips & Substitutions
You can substitute coconut oil with melted vegan butter if you prefer. I like Earth's Balance Buttery Spread.
Try adding a tablespoon of ground flaxseed for an extra dose of protein.
For sweeter waffles, add a tablespoon of organic brown sugar or coconut sugar to the batter.
To keep the cooked waffles warm while you cook the rest of the batter, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in an oven set to low heat (around 200 degrees).
If you have any leftover pumpkin puree after making this recipe, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it to make pancakes or muffins.
Get creative with a variety of sweet and savory waffle toppings. Here are some fun ideas:
- Fresh fruit, such as berries or apple slices.
- Agave Syrup
- Maple Syrup
- Chopped Nuts
- Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
- Vegan Whipped Cream
- Homemade Vegan Nutella
- Shredded Coconut
Coconut Waffles – Replace the oat milk with coconut milk and add ¼ cup of shredded coconut to the batter.
Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles – Add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the batter.
Cinnamon Sugar Waffles – Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter and sprinkle each waffle with a bit of organic pure cane sugar before you flip it in the waffle iron.
Apple Filled Waffles – Core and dice 1 apple and fold it into the batter before adding to the waffle iron.
Sweet Potato Waffles – Replace the pumpkin with mashed sweet potatoes. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.
More Vegan Breakfast Ideas
If you love these vegan pumpkin waffles, be sure to check out these other delicious recipes:
Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
- In a medium size bowl add the pumpkin puree, oat milk, coconut oil and sugar. Whisk until well combined.
- Then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to the same bowl and whisk until well combined and smooth.
- Heat your waffle iron to medium high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
- Add about ⅓ cup batter to the iron. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Repeat until batter is done.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.