Homemade pumpkin waffles are filled with brown sugar-cinnamon cream cheese for a treat just right for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Wait, did you get that? Pumpkin. Waffles. Cream Cheese. Be still my beating heart! We got a waffle iron a while ago, and I think I’ve used it maybe four times total. I imagined myself making waffles for the family every weekend and thought it would be easier than pancakes. I guess it’s kind of easier because there’s no flipping, but making one waffle at a time doesn’t really make it easy to have breakfast as a family. The waffles only stay crisp for a few minutes, so if you wait until they are all done to eat, you have soft waffles. There’s nothing wrong with soft waffles, but I like them best when they are a little crisp on the outside.
I was long overdue to make something with my waffle iron! I actually made these the same day as the biscuit panini sandwiches last week, so the waffle iron definitely got a workout! This recipe is easy, but it does take a while to make all the waffles. That’s time well spent if you ask me because I loved these things! We ate them like little sandwiches out of the refrigerator, but I suppose you could serve them warm with syrup on top. I’m going to try that next time for sure.
If you are looking for a good pumpkin waffle recipe, you should definitely add this one to your list to try. Just skip the cream cheese part and enjoy the waffles on their own!
Pumpkin Waffles with Cream Cheese Filling
These pumpkin waffles are good on their own, but sandwich them with a brown sugar and cream cheese filling, and you have something very special!
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened (I used reduced fat)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or up to 1/2 c. for a sweeter filling
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- pinch kosher salt
With an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, brown sugar, and cinnamon on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Preheat your waffle iron.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together egg, brown sugar, pumpkin, milk, and vegetable oil. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt, and whisk until smooth.
Cook waffles according to your waffle iron instructions. For me, that was using about 1/3 c. of batter for each waffle and cooking it to the “uniform texture” setting on high. Expect to maybe have one or two waffles to taste test while you adjust the settings as needed.
Lay waffles in a single layer on a cutting board or wax paper to cool. Then, evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over one side of half of the waffles. Place a plain waffle on top of the cream cheese, carefully aligning the edges, creating a sandwich.
Slice your sandwiches sent from heaven into wedges and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Adapted from Spiced Pumpkin Waffles from food.com.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Dessert
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Easy Kitchen Appliances says
Love it! Perfect for PSL season!
Your blog is OFFICIALLY my new favourite solace…
Thank you so much, Tash! You are so nice to say that!
Hi, Tash! I just came back to this post today and saw that I never saw this sweet message. Sorry for the extremely late response, but I just wanted to say thank you!
These look so adorable.
Thank you, Teresa! I didn’t pick the waffle iron because of the hearts, but it definitely makes for a cute breakfast :)
How perfectly delightful. I’m thinking Thanksgiving breakfast for sure.
Thanks, Jeannie! Thanksgiving breakfast is a great idea. I’m so excited for Thanksgiving and all that good food!
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I would never thought of doing this! Look so yummy – I bet Julie loved them! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Deb!
they look delish!
These look amazing, Andi! I love that you put brown sugar and cinnamon in the cream cheese filling! All of these fabulous waffle recipes make me realize that I HAVE to get a waffle maker! Thanks so much for making these for my birthday celebration. Pinning and sharing on social media. Have a great day!
Andi I love the hearts! These look so yummy
Thank you so much your visit and nice comment, Emily!
Gloria Phillips (@simplygloria1) says
Andi, I’m soooo in love with this creative idea of using pumpkin! (I’m a pumpkin addict, for sure!) Pinning this beautifulness!
Thank you, Gloria! It’s a good time of year for us pumpkin addicts ;)
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says
These look absolutely amazing Andi! Pumpkin waffles with cream cheese filling? Sounds delish!
Thanks so much, Anne!
oh, but those look delightful :-) How can you not love heart-shape waffles (we have the same waffle maker) and then you go make them out of pumpkin and fill them with cream cheese. Yum.
It all looks amazing, but that Biscoff pumpkin pie cookie has “make me NOW” written all over it. Thanks for the Great Pumpkin Recipe Collection :-)
Thank you, Liz! If you have the same waffle maker, then I expect to see a photo of your version very soon ;) I haven’t made my way through all these pumpkin recipes yet, but I’m excited to try lots of them!
Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats says
Andi! GREAT PICTURES!!! I literally want to take a bite out of the screen. These look and sound delicious, and love that you cut them into little hearts, so cute! :) Pinning
Thank you, Krista! I was so excited to share this one. My waffle iron makes the heart shapes, so waffles are always cute in our house ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Yum!!! Looks wonderful!!! Will NEED to make these!
Thank you, Diane! It’s so nice to have you stop in for a visit :)
Jen Nikolaus says
These look SO GOOD!!!!!!
Thanks so much, Jen!
Lemons For Lulu says
Clearly, I need to get me a waffle iron because I need to make these waffles! I love the idea of eating a pumpkin waffle. This is such a wonderful recipe Andi. And I do prefer crispy waffles too!
Thank you so much, Tanya! I’m sure you would like pumpkin waffles. I will tell you a secret though: I have a pumpkin pancake recipe on the way next week for people who don’t have a waffle maker…
Paula @Call Me PMc says
Sooo cute! I could eat cream cheese by the spoonful so anything with it is fab in my book
Thanks, Paula! I (obviously) love me some cream cheese too. I am enjoying all these pumpkin recipes. Thanks so much for coming over!
Cindy Eikenberg says
Hi Andi! No, I want the cream cheese in my pumpkin waffle sandwich! :) This is a total yum! All of these pumpkin recipes are just fantastic! Wasn’t this so much fun? Pinning, of course! Hope you are having a happy Tuesday!
Hi, Cindy! I wouldn’t want to skip that cream cheese filling either, but drizzling it with syrup and eating it for breakfast sounds pretty darn good! Thanks so much for coming over, commenting, and pinning. You’re the best :)
What kind of waffle maker did you use to get the thin heart shaped waffles ?
Hi, Alyssa! I use this one from Amazon. Thanks for stopping by!