Skip to Content

Pumpkin Protein Waffles

These healthy pumpkin protein waffles are so gosh darn tasty, you'll need to have these out of season—and all year round!

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Healthy pumpkin waffles

I am thrilled to tell you that it is once again time for pumpkins. There's no need to wait for a fancy pumpkin dessert to get your fix: start your day right with some pumpkin protein waffles!

This waffle mix comes together from scratch and is full of delicious protein and rich pumpkin flavor. On top of that, it's easy and super quick to make.

What do you use for pumpkin flavor?

These waffles use a powerful duo of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to curb your pumpkin craving. No pre-made mix here!

What kind of waffle maker should I buy?

As with all kitchen appliances, better options are becoming more affordable all the time. My trusty waffle maker Krups waffle maker. It's held up for years, and I like it because it makes four square waffles at a time.

What if I prefer pancakes?

Well, you're in luck! These waffles can become healthy pumpkin protein pancakes by simple pouring this batter on a hot, greased skillet. Boom! It's a pancake.

What goes in pumpkin protein waffles?

Here's the low-down on what goes in these pumpkin protein waffles:

  • oats
  • low-fat cottage cheese
  • egg whites
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • canned pumpkin
  • toppings: whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice

Wait... cottage cheese?

Yes. Y'all, I promise these waffles are the TRUTH. The cottage cheese ups the protein contents, rounds out the delicious texture, and is INCONSPICUOUS in the overall taste.

You aren't allowed to knock it until you've tried it. I don't make the rules.

Can I make any substitutions?

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

You can use any oats you want—including a gluten-free substitute. You might try Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese, too, or regular eggs in place of egg whites.

Want even more protein? Add some powder in. Get freaky.

How do I make pumpkin protein waffles?

The process to make these pumpkin protein waffles isn't all that complicated. It involves throwing the mix together, blending it together, and then popping it in the waffle maker. Here:

  • Gather all ingredients and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

How do I store pumpkin protein waffles?

Note: you may have to cook these longer than a typical pre-made waffle mix to get them crispy—try it with your own waffle maker and see how it works!

These will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months! (Great for meal prep!).

If you need to defrost, pop these in the toaster. They can still get super crispy and delicious!

What other breakfast recipes can I make?

Why not try one of these other Jordo's World favorites?

This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
This is a plate of pumpkin protein waffles. The waffles are light brown, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Print Recipe
4.96 from 25 votes

Pumpkin Protein Waffles

These healthy pumpkin protein waffles are so gosh darn tasty, you'll need to have these out of season—and all year round!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein waffles, pumpkin
Servings: 1
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • Top with whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g
Recipe Rating




Robin

Friday 3rd of November 2023

I had some left over pumpkin purée, and thought I would try these. Super good and hardy. I sometimes feel hungry soon after eating something sweet for breakfast in the morning, but not these gems! Super satisfying and healthy. I’ll be making them again, left over pumpkin or not!

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Hi Robin, I'm so glad to hear these keep you full! I love them with a little bit of whipped cream and maple syrup.

Megan

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

These taste great, but are 100% falling apart in my waffle iron... any tips?!

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Hey Megan, sometimes I run the waffles through the waffle iron twice to make sure they don't fall apart! See if that helps you.

Emily

Monday 18th of September 2023

Very good! I forgot to pick up egg whites, so I added 2 large eggs instead and it turned out! I was also surprised no sugar was added, so if eating these without a topping with sugar (peanut butter/syrup/etc.), I think I would add maybe a tablespoon (?) of sweetener. I ate these with butter and syrup so it was plenty sweet together! This recipe made me 3 smaller waffles.

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Hi Emily, so glad this recipe turned out well for you! I usually leave out a sweetener because I get that from the toppings, but yes I agree that if you aren't going to be using a topping, something like syrup, honey, etc would work well to add in the batter! Also pro tip: a little dollop of whipped cream pairs SO well with these for some cozy fall vibes.

Leanne

Saturday 11th of February 2023

Hello there! Going to make these tonight for my food prep! The serving size is two, correct? Like what is shown in the picture? :-)

Jordan Smith

Friday 17th of February 2023

Hi Leanne,

The serving size (in terms of number of waffles) depends on the size of your waffle maker. The recipe as shown will make 1 serving, but that could be 1 giant waffle or 4 mini waffles. Hope that makes sense.

Michelle Alaniz

Monday 16th of January 2023

Is this the serving size for 1 person? If this is, then wow! This is pretty amazing! I’m making them now for tomorrow, haven’t tasted them yet, but I’m hopeful!!

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 17th of January 2023

Hi Michelle! Yes, this is the nutrition for 1 serving! The entire recipe listed makes 1 serving, so the exact number of waffles will depend on the waffle maker you use. Enjoy!