Pumpkin Pie Waffles with Whipped Cinnamon-Maple Cream Cheese

Thanksgiving Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Waffles Recipe
Fun and festive pumpkin pie waffles can be made ahead for Thanksgiving Day breakfast (or anytime!)

Planning Thanksgiving breakfast on top of the Thanksgiving feast can sometimes be an afterthought, and a panic moment! Make ahead pumpkin pie waffles, to the rescue!! Just pop them in the oven, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy the parade. Bonus, the whipped cream cheese makes them look like tiny pumpkin pies, whaaaaat!

I love the subtle pumpkin spice flavor of these waffles, but if you want to pump(kin) it up a little bit, add an 1/8 tsp more of pumpkin pie spice to the batter at a time and taste. Enjoy! 

Thanksgiving Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Waffles Recipe

Thanksgiving Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Waffles Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Waffles with Whipped Cinnamon-Maple Cream Cheese Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

These waffles can be made ahead and frozen for a stress-free Thanksgiving morning! To reheat, arrange the waffles on a wire rack on a baking sheet. Bake in a 325F oven for 10 minutes, or until warmed through and crisp! The cream cheese topping can be made ahead as well, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If serving right away, keep your waffles warm and crisp in a 300F oven on a wire rack while you cook.
Servings: 6 large waffles


For the Waffles:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • maple syrup, for serving

For the Cream Cheese Topping:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 small pinch salt,


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs at medium-high speed until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the butter, vanilla, milk, pumpkin, and sugar, and stir until well combined. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened through. Let the batter rest 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese topping. Add the cream cheese, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl of an electric mixer. Whip on medium speed for 4 minutes, then use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat 4 minutes more, or until fluffy.
  • Prepare the waffles in a waffle iron and serve topped with the whipped cream cheese and maple syrup. For a whipped cream look, spoon the cream cheese into a piping bag with a decorative tip and pipe onto the waffles!

Thanksgiving Breakfast Pumpkin Pie Waffles Recipe

What do you make for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day?

Waffles > Pancakes. Thoughts?



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