Spice it up, Turn Ordinary Waffles into Pumpkin Waffles

by Carrie Raab on October 7, 2013

Pumpkin, Pumpkin I am so glad you are back

When I think of fall, I definitely think of pumpkin!  I love to add pumpkin into my dishes.  I love to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin anything.

Do you know the health benefits of pumpkin?

Libby's Pure pumpkin

Whether age old remedies have ultimate healing powers or not the nutrients present in just one serving of pumpkin are a testament to the health benefits of this timeless fruit.  Pumpkin is antioxidant rich.  Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene, potassium, zinc and high in fiber.  Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of protein.  The seeds are also a great anti-inflammatory and beneficial for the prostate gland.

Turning up the spice in my kitchen with a little pumpkin

I enjoy cooking and eating as healthy as possible.  I like to bake using all natural ingredients.  I do not buy flour from the store, as I grind my wheat to make bread, muffins, pizza dough, waffles, pancakes,cakes, brownies, cookies, any and everything really.  We enjoy not only the health benefits but the taste is incomparable.  Since it is fall, I decided to add a twist to my waffles. So, I get out my handy dandy wheat grinder and begin the process. I’m going to turn my everyday ordinary waffles, into pumpkin spice waffles!

Grinding wheat into flourVita Mix grinder… amazing

Let’s spice it up! Turn your ordinary waffles into Pumpkin Waffles

Ingredients to make pumpkin waffles

**we do not use cow’s milk, so this is how we substitute for buttermilk:  3 cups almond, rice or soy milk + 3 Tbs. lemon juice.

Wet ingredients pumpkin mix









Mix together wet ingredients. 

fresh ground whole wheat 









Mix together dry ingredients. 

adding dry to wet pumpkin waffle mix










Add dry mixture to the liquids.  Stir or whip until well blended.  Pour onto waffle maker. Wait, be patient… then, dig in and enjoy!

pumpkin waffle






Note:  If you wish to make pancakes, use 1/3 cup oil instead of 1/2.

Cinnamon bark essential oil is one of the most antimicrobial essential oils in existence.  It has been produced in Sri Lanka for over 2,000 years.  It  was used in ancient Egypt, China, and India for culinary and medicinal purposes, and its use has also been documented in the Bible. Recently, researchers found that viruses cannot live in the presence of cinnamon oil.  Recent research has also discovered that cinnamon helps lower blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Clove oil has been used to numb gums and teeth for hundreds of years. Eugenol, clove’s principal constituent, is used in its synthetic form in many dental products today. Clove oil, for example, is a highly antioxidant oil. Clove is the highest-scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale.  ORAC stands for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC).

The use of essential oils versus herbs/spices is my personal preference in this recipe because the potency of the oils and health benefits outweigh fresh or dried herbs/spices. 

Share with me your thoughts?  Would your family like this recipe?  How about your friends? Share it with them.  Moms are always looking to add in those “fruits and veggies”… sneak it into your food, like I do.  Adding essential oils to your food is another great way to aid in health and wellness to the body! 

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Marla December 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

This sounds like a wonderful healthy recipe. I love all the ingredients and love pumpkin. Thanks so much for sharing it.


Deborah Davis December 10, 2013 at 5:59 am

What a great idea! Shake up boring waffles by adding a ‘pumpkin and essential oils’ to it! I can’t wait to try this wonderful seasonal recipe! Although I am sure my family will want to eat this all year long!


Deborah Davis December 10, 2013 at 6:01 am

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Hop! We sincerely appreciate it!


JeannieB October 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I can hardly wait to try this recipe. It sounds delicious, and I love the fact it has essential oils in it. Yea! Thanks a bunch!


Janelle (Gluten Freely Frugal) February 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

Hi Carrie, thanks so much for linking up to Allergy Free Wednesdays. Your recipe looks delicious!


Carrie Raab February 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks Janelle for hosting and allowing us to share and find great recipes for our family!


Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry February 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. I too love pumpkin and have never made pumpkin waffles before–can’t wait to try your recipe! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

Be Well!


Carrie Raab February 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hey Laura! I am so happy to have found your site and glad to be able to share a few recipes with you and your readers! Pumpkin adds such a great flavor to your everyday, ordinary waffles! See you soon!


Mamie January 1, 2012 at 3:27 am

These look yummy!


Ani December 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for linking up to It’s A Keeper! I love pumpkin recipes :)


Tiffany December 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

These sound really good and it’s also interesting to learn about how healthy essential oils are.


Carrie Raab December 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Hey Tiffany! They are delicious! Thanks for your interest in essential oils. They have changed our health dramatically. So grateful to not have to have a drug for every headache, fever, stuffy nose, etc. Bless you and look forward to what you are cooking up next!


Miz Helen December 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Miz Helen


Kathryn December 7, 2011 at 2:16 am

Love the combination of flavors! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday!


Carrie Raab December 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

Thank you Kathryn! Have a wonderful day!


Miz Helen December 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

We just love Pumpkin and Waffles so this is an awesome combination for us to enjoy. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen


April @ The 21st Century Housewife November 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

We love pumpkin in our family, and your waffles look delish! Thank you for sharing your recipe with Let’s Do Brunch.


Carrie Raab November 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thank you for stopping by! If you love pumpkin and you love waffles, you gotta put the two together… especially this time of year! :) A perfect fall breakfast, or if you are like us, you’ll make them for dinner too! Blessings to you and your family!


Chaya November 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

This is wonderful and healthy. It is good to be aware of the health benefits of pumpkin since it is such a popular food and can be used in many ways. Thanks for linking this Let’s Do Brunch.


alissa apel November 17, 2011 at 2:00 am

My sister has a recipe like this. It’s really yummy!


Carrie Raab November 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Awesome! I just love pumpkin and you have to throw it into your food whenever you can! Blessings!


Sarah November 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

These look so yummy!!


BusyWorkingMama November 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

That sounds like a wonderful recipe! We bought a pumpkin pancake mix but i would love to be able to make it from scratch!


Carrie Raab November 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Make them both and do a comparison! That would be fun! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you come back to tell me the difference of a mix versus from scratch! :)


Danica November 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Definitely making these this weekend! We’re vegan, so I’ll have to work out the egg substitute. I can’t do four “flax eggs”. I’m thinking two flax eggs and some soy or coconut yogurt. 😉


Carrie Raab November 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Hey Danica! Thanks for stopping by! They will be so delicious, I know it! Do you ever use tofu or nutritional yeast as an egg substitute? Flax is a wonderful one. I use tofu sometimes as substitutes for dairy and egg. Let me know what you end up using and how wonderful they were! Blessings!


Kylie November 14, 2011 at 12:57 am

I love pumpkin, but wasn’t aware of the health benefits! Thanks for sharing. :)


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