5 (Revamped) Vegan Breakfasts. #3: Gluten-free Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pie Waffles

Pumpkin Apple Pecan Pie Waffles An Unrefined Vegan

It’s no secret that I love waffles.  Just do a quick search on the term waffles…  Around these parts, Sundays are reserved for “special” breakfasts like French toast, pancakes, or waffles – and waffles are the hands down favorite in our household.  Sunday could come seven days a week and I’d still wake up each morning craving crispy, chewy waffles generously coated in nut butter, slices of banana, and cacao nibs.

The recipe below is a revamp of Pumpkin-Pecan Whole Wheat Waffles from November 2011, which itself was a take-off on an Isa recipe.

Vegan Gluten-free Sugar-free Pumpkin Apple Pecan Pie Waffles by An Unrefined Vegan

Gluten-free Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pie Waffles
Serves 4
Make Sunday morning even more special and whip up these gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pie Waffles!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
414 calories
74 g
0 g
10 g
10 g
4 g
343 g
298 g
11 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 298mg
Total Carbohydrates 74g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 11g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups gluten-free flour mix
  2. 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  5. 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia (or your favorite sweetener, to taste)
  6. pinch salt
  7. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp. ground ginger
  9. 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  10. 2 cups non-dairy milk
  11. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  12. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  13. 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  14. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  15. 1/2 sweet apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 200-degrees F and set some plates in there to warm up. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through the ground cloves. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, applesauce, and extract.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk together to combine. Break down any dry lumps of flour. Stir in the pecans and chopped apple.
  4. Lightly spray the waffle iron with oil and place large spoonfuls of batter onto it. Gently spread the batter until it almost reaches the sides. Close and bake for about 6 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked waffles to the warm oven while you cook with the remaining batter.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup - or your favorite waffle toppings.
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Pumpkin Apple Pecan Pie Waffles An Unrefined Vegan


19 thoughts on “5 (Revamped) Vegan Breakfasts. #3: Gluten-free Pumpkin, Apple, & Pecan Pie Waffles

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    Who doesn’t adore waffles, especially when they look so utterly delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. The Vegan 8

    Those look so delicious Annie and I’m just imagining the wonderful flavor and aroma coming from all those spices. I seriously need to get a waffle maker!!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Thanks, girl! I’ll bet you could do a waffle iron proud – I think you’d better invest in one ;-)!

  3. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Oh man, stomach is grumbling now. So much grumbling.

    Waffles are an extra special breakfast for me since I have no waffle iron so rely on getting them while out. I would loooove to have these ones, they seem even more special than most!

  4. Angela @ Canned Time

    Mine’s growling too now, gee thanks x) Waffles are my absolute favorite breakfast and the one I make the least ;( Loving your pics at least though if I can’t have a bite………♥

  5. Sophie33

    Before, I rarely ate waffles but since I met you, I eat them more often, especially your tasty vegan ones!!! Ooh yes! 😉 These look just fantastic too!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I’m glad to know I’ve had such an effect on your breakfasts, Sophie :-P! Waffles are wonderful!

  6. coconutandberries

    Pancakes and waffles are my favourite weekend breakfast! I don’t make waffles too often as it always seems a little more effort to drag out my waffle iron but these look so worth it. I didn’t realize you had so many breakfast recipes! Going to have a browse now…

  7. Brittany

    That last photo….STUNNING! I want to jump right through my computer screen. Waffles are the best thing to ever happen to crunchy breakfast foods.

  8. tearoomdelights

    Note to self: call in to see Annie on a Sunday morning. I’m curious about the xantham gum because it’s an ingredient I often see in lists on packaging but it’s not something I’ve ever seen for sale. Where do you buy it and what does it look like? The waffles look amazing, as yours always do. I never tire of looking at those crispy golden taste sensations. Roll on Sunday!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      I will be sure to have extra waffles and a warm plate for you, Lorna! Xanthan gum is used in gluten-free baked goods for textural reasons. It’s a fine white powder. I ordered it online as I’ve not seen it for sale locally. I would bet that “better” grocers carry it.

  9. Becky

    Love this mix of flavors! I so rarely get time to make more elaborate breakfasts like this, bu you have me wanting to work on that!

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