Pumpkin Beer Waffles

by Megan on September 29, 2014

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I don’t know when I stopped eating cereal… I think my mornings have gotten cut short in the breakfast department. The truth is, I’d rather have waffles anyway. And so I figured I should Sunday brunch it waffle-style and freeze a bunch for mornings during the week. Then I can toast them, cut them, dunk them, and eat them as casually as I would cereal, or a granola bar, or a yogurt parfait situation. I’m just trying to make waffles casual, ya know? Let’s make waffles like your every day denim, ok?

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Oh! And I figured I should sundae it up waffle-style because the truth is my mom always says waffles need ice cream, and she knows a thing or four. So I ate that sundae down there for breakfast and a cookie for lunch. Just a weekend diet, ya know? (Yesterday I had nachos for dinner and fro-yo for second dinner. Let’s just yolo our way through the weekend, ok? And yolo is over, right? Whoops.)

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Pumpkin Beer Waffles (makes plenty)
Recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida


  • 5 T brown butter, cooled slightly
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 1/4 t baking soda
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t grated nutmeg


  1. Make brown butter by melting butter in a saucepan over medium heat until brown in color and caramelized, but not burnt. Allow to cool slightly. Whisk in vanilla, pumpkin, eggs, and beer.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until mixed.
  3. Meanwhile heat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Place a baking sheet in the oven and heat your oven to 200F. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturers instructions. As you make the waffles place them in the warm oven.
  4. Serve with cinnamon ice cream or maple syrup.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz @ Floating Kitchen September 29, 2014 at 1:37 am

Totally agree that waffles should be everyday food. I love making a big batch and freezing them. These look incredible and I’m dying over that sundae photo with the cherry on top!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 29, 2014 at 1:46 am

Pumpkin and beer are my two friends in the fall…so why not combine them to make beer totally acceptable in the morning?! Yum!


Sarah September 29, 2014 at 5:56 am

Oh hell yes. Casual wafflin’ for the win.


DessertForTwo September 29, 2014 at 8:18 am

I like the way you live, girl.


Broma Bakery September 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

Waffles every day? I’m down.


Nicole September 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

Casual waffles should be a thing! I love the sound of these guys in a waffle sundae situation!


Amy | Club Narwhal September 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm

These waffles need their own parade! Especially when they’re all dressed up in their sundae best 🙂


Vanessa September 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Waffles FTW.

I’ll be drooling all day just thinking about these. I don’t know if I should thank you or curse you! 😉


Rachel @ Bakerita September 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm

These look UNREAL. This is like heaven in a fall-themed breakfast. I really, really need a waffle maker I can stuff these in my face. Too good!


jenna @ just j.faye September 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm

YES. These looks fantastic. Perfect, perfect brunch.


Sophie October 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

I love your yolo diet!! I can’t wait to make these waffles! (Waffles is my middle name. On Instagram.)


Erika October 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

You put beer in yo waffles.. Girl! I need a whole plate.


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe October 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Yolo will never be over! I am going to yolo my way through the coming weekend with these waffles and a beer or four.


Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom October 3, 2014 at 7:35 am

oh my gawd. . I love these pumpkin beer waffles!!! I can’t wait to try this! and Nachos and fro-yo? sounds fabulous but I’d like a big stack of these waffles any day!! delicious!


ATasteOfMadness October 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Beer for breakfast? Count me in 🙂


Bec October 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Oh my, some lovely waffles there! x


Millie | Add A Little October 5, 2014 at 2:20 am

Perfection! Looks great!


Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Oh my yum!! Love waffles, pumpkin and beer. Predictable!


Meredith October 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I think I need to get a waffle iron. I wonder if pumpkin beer would be lost on these or if it would intensify the pumpkin-y goodness?


raquel October 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

What kind of beer do you use? lager, ale,..?


Chineka @ Savor The Baking October 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

These waffles look great. I always eat belgian waffles for breakfast so these would be a great alternative.


Dookie November 17, 2016 at 6:39 pm

These waffles are kind of thick, as a warning to anyone who’s using this recipe for the first time. I’d loosen up the batter a bit with a splash of milk, or more beer and pumpkin puree. I used Yuengling and it worked pretty well.


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