Fluffy Whole Wheat Healthy Pumpkin Waffles + a good morning fall cozy playlist

Freezer friendly healthy pumpkin waffles with cozy spices + a touch of maple syrup. These fluffy waffles will be your go-to fall breakfast. 

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

How the heck are you? Was your weekend filled with relaxation and good food? Yesterday I made a big bowl of vegetarian soup filled with chickpeas and spices. It was luxuriously cozy and felt like everything I needed on a Sunday night coupled with catching up on the latest episode of This is Us & watching one of my favorite Halloween movies: Hocus Pocus.

drizzling syrup on healthy pumpkin waffles

I skipped working out yesterday because I wanted to just sit and get organized while Tony watched football. For me, Sunday life is the best life. Baking, cooking, football, cleaning, cuddling, cozy sweats, lots of coffee & of course a very good brunch.

Mondays though? Not the best day of the week. I tend to get anxiety thinking about my to-do list for the week.

healthy pumpkin waffles on a plate

The best advice I have for those anxiety inducing Mondays though? Start your morning SLOW. Make your bed (it will make you feel accomplished) then cook or bake something that will bring your happiness for breakfast. Instead of cereal or your usual bowl of oatmeal, bring something exciting to your table like a kick ass fluffy pumpkin waffle with a drizzle of maple syrup and peanut butter (if you’re feeling fancy). I mean didn’t you know that waffles = happiness?

And because I’m here to bring you a little joy, I made you a cozy and sweet fall playlist that I love to wake up in the morning and listen to whenever I get a little anxious. Listen to the playlist here.

healthy pumpkin waffles on a plate

These healthy pumpkin waffles were first made for my mom the last time she was last in town. We noshed on them at our kitchen table with a big glass of almond milk — smiles on our faces and bellies nourished. Of course no shame if you want to add a handful of chocolate chips to yours.

Hope you enjoy these waffles and the playlist. They’ll make your Monday better (or any day you have them).

If you want to freeze the waffles for later, the instructions are in the recipe notes below! 

If you make this recipe, please take the time to leave a comment and rate how you liked the recipe! You can also snap a pic, upload to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen!

More healthy breakfast recipes to try:

Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Protein Waffles

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Almond Butter Blueberry Paleo Waffles

Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

5 from 11 votes
drizzling syrup on healthy pumpkin waffles
Course Breakfast, Dairy Free
Keyword healthy pumpkin waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 4
Healthy pumpkin waffles with spices & a touch of maple syrup. These fluffy waffles will be your go-to fall breakfast. Freezer friendly too!


  • For the dry ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the wet ingredients
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Preheat waffle iron. Add dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine.

  2. In a separate large bowl add wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. 
  3. Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and cook according to waffle iron directions (about 3-4 minutes). Makes 2 large belgian waffles. Top with greek yogurt, nut butter & maple syrup, if desired.

Recipe Notes

To freeze waffles: Place them on wire racks until they are completely cool, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper, add waffles and place in freezer. This helps them stay straight and perfect for toasting. Freeze for 2 hours, then transfer waffles to ziploc bag, sealing tight.

Servings: 4 waffles (serving size: 1/2 belgian waffle)
Serving size: 0.5 belgian waffle
Calories: 208kcal
Fat: 5.7g
Saturated fat: 3.3g
Carbohydrates: 34.1g
Fiber: 6.4g
Sugar: 8.3g
Protein: 5.5g

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