Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 17, 2009

Here’s our “breakfast for dinner” this week.  I ended up doubling this recipe and freezing a batch!  Still working on my “Freezer Stock Up” list for post-baby…Hoping to get it posted next week :)

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cups milk *I used rice milk
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips ($1)
  • 4 tablespoons margarine melted and cooled (All waffle ingredients $2.25)
  • 1 Orange and 2 apples ($1.25)
  • Butter and Syrup ($.50)


  • Make waffle batter (all above ingredients minus the fruit/butter and syrup) in blender or in mixing bowl with hand mixer.
  • Place on greased waffle iron. Cook until steam stops escaping from the waffle iron.

  • Cut oranges and apples.
  • Serve Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles with Fruit.

Cost $5.00

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

cal orey July 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I love this recipe. I love pumpkin. I love dark chocolate. I love waffles. What’s not to love? I feel this may even be better than my Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Pancakes with the pricey real maple syrup. Wish I had a waffle maker.
The Writing Gourmet


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Mama Bird July 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Hi Erin, these look yummy! Can you tell me how many waffles it makes? Also, do you think it would turn out okay if I cut the brown sugar in half or left it out altogether? I’m not sure what sugar does for recipes other than sweeten it? Thanks!


Erin July 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I doubled that batch…made 6 waffles pans worth. The sugar is just for sweetening…I imagine you could replace it with agave or honey, but I haven’t tried that yet! Let me know if you do and how it turns out!


Beth in Ohio July 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

This recipe sounds great, and it’s nudging me to finally go out and buy wheat flour for the first time. I’m going to also use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend for the first time, I bought it over a month ago but haven’t baked anything yet.


Erin July 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

Let me know how it turns out with the splenda. I’ve never baked with it, but am curious how/if its different from sugar when baking!


Justin July 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Very interesting combo but I like it. Going to have to try these.


Mary R July 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Hi Erin!

Love your site! Really nice recipes.

I have always been curious, how do you reheat your waffles after freezing? My kids have to be to school really early and we have a long drive to get there. They love waffles, so I would love to be able to make them some healthy ones like these, but need to reheat rather than make fresh in the morning.




Erin July 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm


I usually pop them into the toaster still frozen. If they don’t warm up enough or get crispy enough, then I’ll put them in again for maybe half a toaster cycle…don’t want to burn them!



patti February 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I know what I’m preparing for Sunday morning breakfast…this look fantastic!! And I always freeze the extras too…like you, I just pop them in the toaster in the morning and usually spread peanut butter on them.


Bev November 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

sugar also helps with structure-it melts and as it cools it helps retain structure as well as crispness and color-it’s not all about sweetness


Kedrann December 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

What size is the can of pureed pumpkin? I can get them in 2 sizes. I am really excited to try this recipe out.


Lynette September 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm

These were good. However I feel there was to much chocolate for my taste but my boys devoured them in seconds which says a lot from those picky eaters.


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