These Vegan Pumpkin Waffles need just minimal ingredients and are ready in minutes. Top 8 Allergen Friendly, Oil Free, Gluten Free Option.
Pumpkin season usually brings out all the stops and we aren’t stopping any time soon. These vegan pumpkin waffles are one of the quickest and easiest recipes that you are going to find that contains pumpkin.
We all know that if you like pumpkin, then you are constantly searching for more and more recipes that you can fill your fall meal plan with every day. From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin pie and everything in between.
These pumpkin waffles are a big hit in our home and we know that you and your friends and family will love them too.
Waffles have been described as the perfect syrup holders and easily make sure that you get a little bit with every bite without soaking it all up like their similar breakfast friends the pancakes.
However, we’d challenge you to take it a step further and pair with our delicious homemade vegan maple cinnamon butter. It’s easily made while you wait for your vegan pumpkin waffles to finish cooking and subtly takes it to another level.
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What ingredients do you need to make vegan pumpkin waffles?
Most of the ingredients in our dairy free pumpkin waffles are actually spices which makes this recipe super easy to make and everything in just one bowl which makes clean up a breeze.
- dairy free milk
- apple cider vinegar
- pumpkin puree
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
How do you make vegan pumpkin waffles?
In a large bowl, add the dairy free milk and vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes. But letting this sit and come together, it makes a dairy free buttermilk.
Once that is ready, add the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Stir to combine with a spatula.
Then, add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir with your spatula until very well combined, but make sure not to over mix.
Then, follow instructions on your waffle maker for amount and length of time to cook. Repeat until all the batter is used. Batter makes about 5 waffles depending on waffle maker used.
What waffle maker do you recommend?
For the photos, we are using this simple waffle maker.
If you prefer Belgian style waffles, we also have this Belgian waffle maker that we have used with this recipe and is equally great!
Should I use canned pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling?
You should use just pumpkin puree in this recipe. Pumpkin pie filling had already added spices and sugar mixed inside of it and you do not want that for this recipe.
Can I use my own homemade pumpkin puree?
Absolutely! If you have homemade pumpkin puree from your own pumpkins or pumpkins that you bought, then you can absolutely measure out 15 ounces and use that instead.
How do you not use oil on the waffle maker?
Both of the waffle makers that we used above are non-stick coated. With good quality non-stick waffle makers, you don’t need to spray and over spraying can actually damage the appliance.
Another tip is to make sure that you fully allow your waffle maker to cook the waffles before opening up. That means no peeking!
Can I make these Top 8 Allergen Free Pumpkin Waffles?
Yes and actually very easily. The only ingredients that we need to worry about are the dairy free milk and flour.
For the dairy free milk, any can be used. For Top 8 Allergen Free try oat, flax, or rice. We like oat the best out of those.
For the flour, feel free to use gluten free flour. We love the King Arthur Measure for Measure GF flour the best.
Can I prep these vegan waffles ahead of time?
Yes! These dairy free pumpkin waffles can easily be made and then either:
- Put in an air tight container and put in the fridge. Use them within 4 or 5 days.
- Put in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 6 months. To reheat either put in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Or let thaw naturally and heat in microwave or oven.
- If using an oven, preheat to 350 degrees and heat for about 5 minutes.
- Alternatively, you could also pop into a toaster or toaster oven.
What other vegan pumpkin recipes should I try?
In case you missed our note above, we love pumpkin and if you are still reading this part, it’s likely that you also love some pumpkin recipes.
Here’s some more vegan recipes with pumpkin that you should try:
- Vegan Pumpkin Roll
- Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Epic Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes (can make these regular pumpkin pancakes too)
- Vegan Pumpkin Bread
- The Best Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
- ¾ cup dairy free milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoon vegan cane sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, add dairy free milk and vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes. *This makes dairy free buttermilk.
- Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Stir to combine with a spatula.
- Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir with your spatula until very well combined, but make sure not to over mix.
- Follow instructions on waffle maker for amount and length of time to cook.
- Repeat until all the batter is used.
- Serve with maple syrup or other optional toppings like our maple cinnamon butter.
Let’s see your creations!
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Hi, These look delicious! Is it correct that they don’t contain any baking powder or baking soda? I don’t see either listed in the ingredients. Thanks. 🙂
Hi Aimee, we retested these and you technically don’t, they will work, but they are fluffier with, so we added it to the card 🙂
As a dairy, gluten, & oil free person I sincerely am thankful for this recipe. I don’t have the time to experiment with recipes, but most of the time they have a lot of intricate measuring a & ingredients. This is simple, delicious, & absolutely perfect the way it is!
We’re so happy to hear that you like the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review, we appreciate you taking time to do that