Kitchen Scraps: Pumpkin Raisin Waffles

November 16, 2016

Kitchen Scraps: Pumpkin Raisin Waffles by Faring Well

Welcome to another edition of “kitchen scraps”, where the leftover little recipes in my kitchen find a home. Here you will find a simple recipe I enjoyed but didn’t make the cut for a full-bodied blog post. I hope you enjoy the little wins I get to share with you here – and let me know if you give any “kitchen scraps” a try by tagging your Instagram photos #fwkitchenscraps

Hang onto your hats! I’m sneaking in one more quick #fwkitchenscraps post before my full post later this evening (fingers crossed). I began this blog to document the recipes I create, so that is what I am doing here. Regardless of pizazz and length, this “kitchen scraps” series has allowed me to document the short and tasty recipes I find myself concocting throughout the week, and it has truly been such a joy getting to whip up these mini posts. I hope you are loving them as much as I am, and even making a few during the week too! (Ps. I loved all your social media posts from last week’s cauliflower and leek gratin! So happy to see many of you making and sharing that cozy recipe.)

There aren’t nearly enough waffles in my recipe index to reflect the number I make in real life. Every weekend it’s what Scott asks for, and I gladly pull out my Belgium waffle maker (this inexpensive model here) and get to mixing. I had a small jar of leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge this past weekend, and decided a handful of raisins, a little cinnamon, and some allspice would do for this batch. It was a major win, and even my pumpkin-hating man claimed these to be amazing. He’s eaten a plate of these for breakfast two mornings since. Goodness I love waffles. I hope you enjoy my version here, whether it be over the holiday weekend next week or on any day you deem worthy. – xx

Makes 1 large Belgium style waffle. 

1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons whole spelt flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon organic, unsweetened raisins
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup nut milk
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
maple syrup for serving

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Add the raisins, being sure to break up any clumps, and toss to coat in the flour. Add the pumpkin puree, nut milk, and optional coconut sugar (I tend to leave this out since the waffle is getting a generous coat of maple syrup when serving). Whisk until smooth. Generously spray your waffle iron with pure coconut oil, and pour in the batter. Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions for a well done waffle. It should have crispy browned edges with a soft, fluffy center. Serve warm with pure maple syrup.


  • Reply Rachel @ Baking Up Bliss November 16, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    This sounds fantastic! These “kitchen scraps” are such a cute way to sneak in those recipes that I would actually be able to make on a daily basis, I’m loving them :)

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      This is everything, Rachel! Exactly what I was hoping for and I am just over the moon you feel that way too! Thank you for this note <3 you're so appreciated.

  • Reply Tori// November 17, 2016 at 3:32 am

    This is such a great recipe! I love your kitchen scraps series and when waffles are involved I’m even more thrilled to get my fix!

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you so so much Tori! I am pumped you’re enjoying the series and the sound of these waffles <3 a much needed fix indeed.

  • Reply Gena November 17, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I love waffles, and like you, I try to make them once a week as a special breakfast. I love the idea of combining pumpkin and raisins! Such a cozy fall recipe, Jessie.

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      It is the best day of the week, isn’t it!? I just love how easy they are, a machine that does all the work for me – I’m in! Thanks for the recipe love sweet friend, and happy (almost) weekend to you! xx

  • Reply Abby @ Heart of a Baker November 17, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I love these posts Jesse! We usually reserve waffles for Sundays, but I might have to make these like..tomorrow! :)

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Aw we do too! But you can just call tomorrow a practice run, you know, for science ;). And thank you for the scraps’ post love Abby, it means tons! XO

  • Reply valentina | sweet kabocha November 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I bought a waffle maker after years wanting it….and I made only 1 – savory – recipe with it -_-
    I should seriously try this :D

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Ooo yes! I bet after one sweet waffle making experience you’ll be hooked ;)

  • Reply Maya | Spice + Sprout November 17, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Yum! These look seriously amazing. Loving this series! I constantly have a waffle maker on my wish list, but seeing as waffles are the only sweet breakfast I really like I think I should take the plunge! How can I resist after seeing these ;) xo

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Aw Maya, thank you tons! And yes, I think maybe the black-friday-fairy should bring you a waffle maker ;) if she doesn’t let me know, I’ll put in a good word with the big man in red. xx

  • Reply Jessica Kelley November 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I can’t tell you enough how much I’m loving this “kitchen scraps” series! I love getting a piece of your everyday. These waffles sounds absolutely perfect. Keep making them for Scott and keep doing what you do, girly! xx

    • Reply Faring Well November 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Jessica! Blushing! Thank you friend, this was just the sweetest and most encouraging to read – I wish I could make you a waffle right now! One day, we are destined to meet – xx

  • Reply Rebeca November 19, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I’ve wanted to make them since I saw the recipe, and today was the day! It was my first time making waffles and they came out perfect. I made mine without raisins (no love for them!) but kept them for my niece and my boyfriend, the three of us loved them. Thank you for another great recipe! Hope you have an awesome weekend.

    • Reply Faring Well December 2, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Aw no way Rebecca! That is so neat. I’m so glad to hear that you all enjoyed them <3 so wonderful, thank you for writing to let me know! Hope you have another awesome weekend now too - xo

  • Reply KJ | Om Nom Herbivore November 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Oh man these sound amazing!! I’ve been trying to perfect a gingerbread one for my blog but its still not quite right! I also love this little kitchen scraps series. Keep it short, sweet, and move on! Usually I’ll get burnt out on a recipe and I’ll have a half edited batch of pictures that will never make it to the blog. Keep it up!

    • Reply Faring Well December 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much about the kitchen scraps series, KJ! And keep at it, it’s bound to turn out right eventually ;) hugs!

      • Reply KJ | Om Nom Herbivore December 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm

        I finally got a change to make these this morning and the batter was super wet :( I went ahead and x4 the recipe so we could have 4 waffles for breakfast but the batter was pretty runny. So I went back and just made a single and found that only 1/2 cup of milk was needed. Maybe its an altitude thing? I used Bob’s Red Mill Spelt because that’s all I could find!


        • Reply Faring Well December 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

          Aw KJ! I think this happened last time you made my previous waffles too. I don’t know what keeps happening! I’ve made this recipe over and over, and had others make it too with great success – yet they always come out too wet for you friend! I’m glad you found a better nut milk ratio to yield a successful batch for you, and am so sorry that first one didn’t work out the same! You can always add a little more flour too if it ever seems too wet. So sorry again girl, xx.

          • KJ | Om Nom Herbivore December 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

            You’re right! Come to think of it there was another waffle of yours that I made but it didn’t turn out – so strange! Next time I try one of these I’ll add the liquid slowly just to be safe :)

  • Reply Chelsey @ Chelsey Crafts November 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Loving these kitchen scraps posts! I REALLY want a waffle maker now.

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