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Halloween waffles

Halloween Waffles

Arielle Hess
Halloween waffles are the recipe to make for your next Halloween celebration with kids. Simple pumpkin waffles are decorated with candy eyes and colored maple whipped cream for a delicious and festive brunch meal. Don’t forget to wear your costume as you serve this dish with a strong pumpkin spice latte, a spicy hot chocolate, and of course, a lot of fall festive fun.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 (waffle - one serving)
Calories 563 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 ¼ cup 1%, 2%, or whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp maple syrup plus more for serving
  • food coloring (optional)
  • candy eyes (optional)


  • Preheat the waffle iron.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and allow to cool.
  • Whisk together melted butter, eggs, pumpkin, 1 ¼ cups milk, ¼ cup yogurt, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 3 large eggs until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder, 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk just until no clumps of flour remain.
  • Add 1-2 drops of food coloring, if using, and mix until color is fully incorporated.
  • Once the waffle iron is fully heated, add enough batter to fill the waffle iron. This will vary based on your waffle iron. Cook until the steam stops rising from the machine.
  • Place finished waffles on a cooling rack.
  • Allow the waffle iron to reheat before continuing with the next waffle. Repeat until no waffle batter remains.
  • Place 1 cup of cold whipped cream and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup in a chilled bowl and whip until stiff peaks form 1-2 minutes.
  • Divide the whipped cream into several bowls, one for each color you will use to decorate.
  • Add 1 drop of food coloring to each bowl. Use a rubber spatula to blend the color into the whipped cream, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream.
  • Place the whipped cream into pastry bags or sandwich bags and snip off a corner of each bag.
  • Use the bags of whipped cream to decorate the waffles. Add candy eyes and other decorations as you see fit.
  • Serve immediately with more maple syrup.


There are a few tricky parts to this recipe. First, be patient! You need to let the waffle iron get hot before you start making the waffles and again in between making each waffle. If your waffle iron has an indicator on it, let the waffle iron continue to heat for an extra 30-45 seconds past when it tells you it is ready. You also want to keep cooking your waffles until there is almost no more steam coming out. This will help you get crisp, sturdy waffles.
When you take your waffles out of the iron, put them on a cooling rack to cool slightly before you decorate them. This will keep your waffles from re-steaming and will also allow your waffles to cool a little bit so that the whipped cream doesn’t melt while you decorate.


Calories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 66.29gProtein: 12.72gFat: 28.18gSaturated Fat: 16.51gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 19.91g
Keyword breakfast, brunch, halloween, kid friendly, waffles
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