How to Make Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles

Learn how to make these easy Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles!

Tip 1: Use Pumpkin Pie Spice or a Mix of Spices

Use pumpkin pie spice or a mix of spices. Don't use too many spices so that they don't overpower the pumpkin flavor of the waffles.

2. Use Real Pumpkin Puree

For the best color, moisture, and flavor, use real pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling! Filling is already sweetened and spiced.

3. Whisk Egg Whites

In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This quick extra step will help ensure you get light and fluffy waffles!

4. Don't Overmix

Gently fold in the whipped egg whites, trying not to deflate them. Overmixing leads to gluten development, which will lead to tougher waffles.

5. Preheat Waffle Iron and Oil

Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to use a non-stick spray or oil the waffle iron before making waffles!

6. Add Your Own Toppings

My favorite toppings for this pumpkin waffle recipe are: • Maple syrup • Whipped Cream with freshly grated nutmeg • Pecans • Pumpkin Seeds

7. How to Keep Warm

Waffles are best warm.  To keep warm: • Preheat oven to 200ºF (93ºC). • Place waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet rack. Keep in the oven until ready to serve.

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