Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble

Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble | Delicious Not Gorgeous

it’s fall! or at least in most of the country, it is. southern california is starting to catch up, which means everyone questions why i’m wearing short-sleeved shirts and flip-flops while they don the kind of jackets and boots that belong on blizzard-bound people. don’t worry, i become the freezing, hypocritical wimp when i go back to the bay area for the holidays.

tl;dr (too long; didn’t read. my mother was concerned that this term was very unclear): it’s cooler, so it’s time for the #virtualpumpkinparty! i’m bringing these waffles with spiced pumpkin butter and brown sugar walnut crumble. s/o to sara at cake over steak and aimee at twigg studios for hosting (click through to check out alll the ways everyone pumpkin-ed it up)!

i’ve paired my fave waffle recipe, which turns out waffles with fluffy insides and crispy edges, with creamy spiced pumpkin goodness and crunchy walnut crumble. i’m mildly tolerant of pumpkin pie on the best of days; for whatever reason, i’m not a custard or creamy pie person. cherry or fresh strawberry pie instead, please. these waffles have all the flavor of pumpkin pie, and yes, the spiced pumpkin butter gives you that same dreamy texture as the inside of a pumpkin pie, AND YET, there’s also the waffles and walnut crumble to contrast it texture-wise. if these aren’t perfect for an autumn brunch (or dessert, if you’re not into sugar in the morning), then i don’t know what is.

Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble | Delicious Not Gorgeous

apparently i’m a sucker for pumpkin + spices + waffles; i posted these pumpkin spice waffles last year.

1 year ago: Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes and Quinoa Pilaf with Swiss Chard and Dried Apricots
2 years ago: Raspberry Custard Cups and (Vegetarian) Egg Gratin with Swiss Chard and Cherry Tomatoes
3 years ago: Samoa Bars and Basic Waffles (these are the waffles used here!)

Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble

*This is an at home quantity. If you want as much as you’d probably get at a restaurant, I’d recommend doubling this. You can use storebought pumpkin butter or even pumpkin pie filling, or make your own by simmering pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to taste until thickened.

Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 T unsalted butter, melted

Mix the dry ingredients, then drizzle over the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are coated with butter. Spread onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes, or until the streusel is golden and crunchy. Alternatively, melt the butter in a nonstick pan, add the dry ingredients, and cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes.

Spiced Pumpkin Butter*
1/2 cup pumpkin butter
1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

Mix the pumpkin butter and butter until combined.

Waffles
2 cups all purpose flour
2 T granulated sugar
1 T baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 3/4 cups milk, room temperature (preferably 2% or whole)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs, room temperature

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir just until there’s no more streaks of flour (lumps are okay!).
  2. Scoop 1/3 cup portions onto waffle maker. Cook until lightly brown and steam stops coming out of the waffle maker. Remove waffles from maker (I like letting them cool on a wire rack, or you can keep them in a warm oven if you’re planning to serve all of them at once) and repeat with remaining batter.
  3. Place the warm waffles on plates. Add dollops of pumpkin butter, and sprinkle with walnut crumble. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.

Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble | Delicious Not Gorgeous

you may notice that these pictures look a little different (cough, better lol) than my usual ones. i’m starting to play around with a dslr, and it’s surprising how much better the quality is even though 1) still don’t really know how to use it and 2) the dslr is a mildly vintage 2003 edition. it’s going to be a mish-mash of p/s (point and shoot) and dslr pics while i post the rest of my p/s posts and transition (slowlyyyy) into a dslr.

46 Comments

  1. I’m craving waffles! Something about syrup getting caught in all those savory little squares excites me. Fluffy insides, crispy edges, brown sugar walnut crumble… yes please. I’m loving this #virtualpumpkinparty

    1. thanks mary! i used to dribble maple syrup into all the squares, individually, so i know exactly what you mean (:

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  19. These waffles turned out perfect, love that shot with that cross-section with perfect airy waffle crumb!!

    1. well, most of them anyways; i forgot to grease my waffle iron for the first set of waffles i cooked, and i got some lovely waffles that were ripped neatly in half crosswise while their edges stuck to the iron 😂

  20. Oooh these waffles are calling to me! They sound so delish. Happy #virtualpumpkinparty! xoxo

    1. thanks kelsey! happy #virtualpumpkinparty to you, too 🎃

  21. Yay for pumpkin parties. Pumpkins are so versatile! I am with you on Pumpkin pies to this creamy pumpkin butter with brown sugar walnut crumble sounds amazing. I love waffles – I eat them all the time. But I have refrained from buying a waffle maker for fear that I will go off them if I make them again and again at home haha. The indulgence is best left to the professional cafes and restaurants that take my money willingly to feed my waffle obsession. Congrats on moving slowly towards a DSLR. You will be a pro at it before you know it. 🙂 Cute blog too by the way. I love that the #virtualpumpkinparty is leading me to new adorable blogs like yours. 🙂

    1. the continuous waffle making is definitely an issue (; but i make them only when i’m near people who will devour them before i can eat too many! and thanks! there’s so many blogs part of the party that i haven’t seen before and it’s fun to check them all out.

  22. Cold weather calls for waffles. These are a fine specimen of a delicious cold weather solution 🙂

    1. i’d like to counter that with, any weather calls for waffles! thanks (:

  23. Well these waffles look pretty darn near close to perfect. I love that shot where you can see the inside texture of the waffles, they look so fluffy and waffley!! 😀

    1. thanks sarah! that’s my favorite shot on this post too 😊

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  25. I love waffles and I’m in love with these ones!

    Thanks so much for sharing *
    I’ll try them!

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    1. thanks! let me know how you like them (:

      1. The Brunette's Tofu says: Reply

        I’ll definitely tell you! Thanks dear *

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  26. LOVE the sound of pumpkin butter! and maple walnut crumble?! amazing. send me a plate?? hope you’re well Heather!

    1. thanks claudia! the waffles might get a little stale and the crumble might lose it crunch on the way there 😂

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  28. Stop it.

    No seriously, just stop. The minute I got to your heading I was like, “CCCCCCLLLLIIIICCCCCKKK”! Then I saw the pictures and my computer could load the post fast enough. THEN! I repeat THHHEEENNN I read the following: “waffles with fluffy insides and crispy edges, with creamy spiced pumpkin goodness and crunchy walnut crumble”. Seriously the combination of the three parts sounds so delicious and I can’t believe you get to make it whenever you want! BTW your photos look lovely and congrats on playing around with your DLSR, you’re gonna be a whiz on it in no time =]

    1. ahhh thanks danielle! your comment definitely made my day (: the combo isn’t that revolutionary, but it’s so tasty (and though there’s a few parts involved, none of them are that hard or time intensive!). i’m pretty sure these pictures came out this way out of luck lol, but thanks!

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