The Paleo Kitchen Pumpkin Waffles

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on print

I said that if I got enough likes for my pumpkin waffles from The Paleo Kitchen on instagram, that I would share the recipe with all of you! And that’s exactly what I’m doing! I got almost 4,000 likes, which is WAY more than I usually get, so here ya go! It’s pumpkin season and you deserve it! If you haven’t heard me blab about The Paleo Kitchen, well then I’m not doing a very good job. After publishing two cookbooks and having a hard time with my first one, this second book, The Paleo Kitchen, is a book I’m incredibly proud of. So much time and effort was put into this book with over 100 brand new recipes, shopping guides, and tear outs with tips of keeping your food fresher, longer. And I don’t want anyone to miss out on the recipes in this book because they are delicious. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Mongolian Beef over Cauliflower Rice
  • Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Twice Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash
  • Four Layer Beef and Bacon Casserole
  • Lemon Chive Pasta with Chicken Thighs
  • Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream
  • Lime Pound Cake

And if you want more sneak peeks from the book, because for some ridiculous reason you don’t completely trust my recommendation to get this book on your shelves, here are other recipes you can try out first!

  1. Dill Butternut Squash Fries
  2. Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread
  3. Blueberry Rosemary Ice Cream
  4. Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad
  5. Pumpkin Butter Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
  6. Sweet Plantain Guacamole
  7. The Perfect Burger

Now trust me, ya little bastard.

Sorry, you’re not a bastard.

Ok, I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve updated the creepy internet of my daily life. Probably a good thing, but I miss it. Life has been all over the place. I’m currently working on a project so I’m in Pittsburgh right now staying with Bill and Hayley from Primal Palate. It’s pretty rad. It’s nice when something doesn’t feel like work because you are working with awesome people. If you don’t know Bill and Hayley, they are pretty much the nicest people ever. And they are hilarious. I hate when I’m forced to be friends with people who aren’t funny. Or try to be funny and in turn are even less funny. It’s exhausting. Thankfully that doesn’t occur with these two.

Other things that are happening:

  1. I finally finished every season of The Office. I missed many seasons back in the day when it was on TV but thankfully because of the invention of Netflix, I wasted at least 12 hours of my life for that show. And that was just next week. And then I cried during the finale. I think I need more real life friends.
  2. I felt a man’s flat butt touching my shoulder while sitting on an airplane, minding my own business. If my boyfriend and I grow old together, I will make it my retirement goal to not let his butt fall flat. I do not like flat backsides.
  3. I found a house I’m IN LOVE with. Well, because the kitchen is too.die.for. I’ve never been so in love with a kitchen. I’m pretty much ready to purchase the house right now, but I’m in Pittsburgh. And if I bought everything I fell in love with, well, I wouldn’t be able to afford this house. But you guys, I like, LOVE this house. I want to dance in it. And then bring an interior designer into it because that stuff is frightening.
  4. I already miss Jackson. And the good ole’ boyfriend. I don’t talk about him much, because it’s nunyabiznez, but I sure do miss the sh*t out of him when I’m gone. Just so ya know.

That’s really all I got, ok. Ok. Now go eat waffles!!


The Paleo Kitchen Pumpkin Waffles

  • Yield: 5 1x




  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. Combine the bananas, pumpkin puree, eggs, almond butter, and coconut oil in a food processor or blender and mix well until the bananas are well blended with the other ingredients. Once smooth, add the coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and salt and blend until well mixed.
  3. Lightly brush the waffle iron with the melted coconut oil. Using the waffle manufacturer’s guidelines for suggested cup [milliliter] quantity, ladle the batter into the preheated and greased waffle maker and spread it evenly across the surface, leaving a 1⁄2-inch (12-mm) border (the batter will spread with you close the lid). Cook, following the manufacturer’s directions, and when done set aside on a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining waffles.


Yields 5 waffles

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

PaleOMG: The Paleo Kitchen Pumpkin Waffles


Click Here To Get All My PaleOMG Recipes Into Your Meal Planner With Real Plans!

PaleOMG + Real Plans

I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. This compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running!


Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on print

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


111 thoughts on “The Paleo Kitchen Pumpkin Waffles”

  1. Could you make these in an ordinary waffle iron, or will they perhaps get too thin and break? There aren’t many Belgian waffle irons around here, but I have an ordinary one.

  2. The Paleo Kitchen was the first Paleo cookbook I’ve purchased since going paleo three years ago (I know, I know). Honestly, I have made so many of these recipes and EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. is amazing. Trying out the 4-layer bacon/beef cassarole this week and a staple for us is the sliders (holey pale-OMG). Seriously, Juli, you and George did an incredible job of not only making GREAT meals, but making it easy and not tiresome/tedious or requiring me to go out and buy all new kitchen equipment/spices/ingredients. Thank you for doing such an incredible job. Bacon cabbage, sliders, dill squash fries, and lemon zoodles are staples now.
    I’m makin’ these darned pumpkin waffles this weekend. TGIF- Thank God It’s FALL!!!!!!!!

    1. ermygersh- I forgot to mention I already purchased OMG that’s paleo? too…yeah, kind backwards, butttttttt, that’s just how I roll (insert FGL tunes here).

  3. I made these as pancakes this past weekend and they were AMAZEBALLS! They’re the thickest, yet fluffiest and lightest Paleo pancakes I have made yet and my whole family loved them.

  4. I am pretty sure the Universe was listening in on my thoughts this morning. As I toasted a commercial GF pumpkin waffle that was just not meeting my expectations, I thought, I bet there is a pumpkin Waffle recipe on paleomg! So thanks Juli, and thanks The Universe!

  5. I’ve made these along with the other waffle recipe and pancake recipe in your book and always get great feedback from my family. The kids think the blueberry pancakes are better than anything they’ve had at IHOP, no joke. So happy I have the book, I use it at least twice a week 🙂

  6. I am in LOVE (like can’t remember what life was like before it love) with The Paleo Kitchen. It’s been so much fun working through the cookbook and I’ve received loads of compliments from the recipes I’ve made. The lemon-chive pasta, Mongolian Beef, and the Standing rib-roast are some of my absolute faves! I put a waffle iron and ice-cream maker on my bday wishlist so that I can try out those recipes soon! Love you and your books Juli (sorry if that’s creepy)! Keep up the good work!

  7. Would you need to make any alterations to use this for pancakes? I don’t have a waffle iron.

    Wow, what a great list of recipes! I might actually buy a cookbook. I usually don’t because I don’t cook – I assemble, if anything, so I need easy, simple and fast.

  8. i am allergic to almonds, and needing to also go wheat free – is there an alternative to almond butter and almond flour that i can use and still make your recipes?

    LOVE your recipes!

    thank you.

  9. I completely forgot about this recipe in your book! Going to have to make it this weekend. By the way tonight I’m making your Slow Cooker pulled pork, so good!
    I just started blogging so I don’t know all the rules, but is it ok if I take a picture of my food with your book next to it and share it on my blog I won’t share the recipe, but definitely this awesome cookbook!

  10. I have been eye-balling these in The Paleo Kitchen and this post sent me over the top. I had no almond butter last night… so after making some, I whipped up these bad boys.

    HOLY FREAKIN’ – say what? These are AMAZING! Like Christmas morning… IN MY MOUTH! That good. Thanks Juli! Holla at’cha George!

  11. debating on trying these. love pumpkin but hate banana. can you taste the banana over the pumpkin or is it simply a pumpkin party in your mouth?

  12. K so these look awesome! I have been paleo for over a year now, including during my 2nd pregnancy. However I think I am overdoing it on nuts…? If you made a recipe like this for b’fast, would you not eat any other nuts or anything containing nuts for the rest of the day?

  13. Just made these into pancakes with a couple substations with what I had on hand. They were fluffy and tasty. Can’t wait to make as waffles when I get an iron.

  14. I made these this morning and were DELICIOUS! I think next time I will use a tad less coconut flour. My batter was quite thick!

  15. I can’t wait to try these! The other pumpkin waffle recipe I found on your blog tasted delicious but they fell apart in the waffle iron. Hopefully these stick together and taste great!

  16. Haven’t made these yet… I love the book! I made your biscuits & gravy for my husband this past weekend… he said they were the real deal! I come from a southern family, and believe me- they were the real thing. Just like my mamaw made.

  17. I struggle with these types of recipes bc my boyfriend is allergic to tree nuts…is there anything that you think could be a good substitute for the almond butter?

  18. I just made these…seriously yummy. I did substitute cashew butter for the almond butter because that is what I had on hand. Thanks for a great recipe.

  19. Made these this weekend! I used honey instead of maple syrup (because that’s what I had), and they were AMAZING. They were super filling; I usually eat like a 17 year old dude (I am a 27 year old female) and could only eat one! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Pumpkin waffles, yummy! I’m thinking these would make great pumpkin waffle cones with apple pie ice cream in them! I really enjoyed meeting and talking to you and George when you were in Dallas!! I still make sweet potato brownies 😉 Next time you come to town I will have to bring you some of my Paleo pumpkin pancake mix 🙂

  21. I am so excited to try these! Thank you for sharing. I also have a question.. Can you substitute sunflower seed butter for the almond butter? I had about 6 jars of Maranatha almond butter from Costco but they recalled it recently for possible salmonella and I had to return it all so I’ve been totally almond butterless ever since 🙁

      1. I am so glad that you mentioned this. I made these tonight and they are delicious but they did turn completely hulk green and it freaked me out a little.

  22. These are amazing!! I have tried a ton of different recipes for pumpkin pancakes, waffles, breads, etc. These were super fantastic. They also freeze well so I can make some ahead and toast them when I want them. Yet another fab recipe from you…please keep them coming! 🙂

  23. Made these, according to your recipe, on my new Belgium waffle maker. The taste was fabulous, but the waffles were very soft rather than crispy outside and soft inside. Could you advise? The wafflemaker has presets (used Belgium: 4 mins) for regular waffles but also a custom option which cooks for 5 minutes. Is it a time thing?

  24. I made these last night for dessert – so amazing! These are sweet and satisfying without any sugar… I used a Belgian iron and mine came out crisp on the outside, and moist and cake-like on the inside. Perfect. They almost reminded me of spice cake. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe!

  25. Having tried MANY different high protein waffle recipes this last month, I hereby declare this one “Most delicious”. Texture and flavor were both outstanding. I halved the pumpkin pie spice amount and liked the flavor. Also subbed PB & Co. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter for Almond Butter b/c I’m trying to use what I have on hand… 😉

  26. The flavor was great, but to really appreciate these, you must love coconut flour. From my experience, recipes with coconut flour leave a dry feeling in your throat. These were no exception, and I only used just over 1/4 C.
    I also halved the pumpkin spice, and it was plenty. 2T is a lot of pumpkin pie spice!
    I will say, they did look perfect.

  27. Does the ripeness of the banana effect the taste? I made these & they turned out great but tasted a little more banana then pumpkin Any thoughts?

  28. Not sure if this has been asked because I did not read though all comments: Have you ever made these ahead and frozen them to use in toaster?

  29. What would the nutrition facts breakdown be on these? I’m counting calories and am curious. I made them this morning and they were delicious!

  30. Didn’t see you answer to egg substitute…any ideas? My 10 year old is newly on an autoimmune Paley protocol ans is begging me for some kind of pancake or waffle. I’ve had no success yet. Although he tells me I’m getting better☺️

  31. Any chance you’ve made them with an egg substitute? My son is newly autoimmune protocol paleo and is begging for a waffle/ pancake!!

  32. Love your blog, just getting started with the Paleo Diet. What type of syrup did you put on the pumpkin waffles? Did you have to make a syrup from scratch?

  33. I’m very new to paleo (thanks to crossfit) and all I eat is eggs. Do you happen to know the nutrition info on these? Not a big deal if you don’t, I just get nervous/overwhelmed with Paleo sometimes…i.e. how many carbs, proteins, and fats (confusing after awhile) 🙂

  34. I love, love, love the cook book. We just went paleo and it was a difficult transition until we got your book. I already need to buy a new copy because I use it so often. The waffles are amazing. The kids love them too. Thank you.

  35. Substituted here and there, just based on what I had in the house, and these were wonderful! As a bonus, they came out green so no one else wanted any….

  36. made these tonight and they’re delicious! kids eat dairy, so I mixed a little pumpkin butter with maple syrup and yogurt for a topping. Waffles were so good. Doubled for the freezer.

  37. I made these for my 1 year old and she devoured it! I halved the recipe and baked them as muffins. I got 9 small muffins and baked them for 20 minutes. I love how banana is the only sweetener!

  38. What can you substitute for the almond butter?? Have a nut allergy and a gluten allergy, so makes it hard since most gluten free things are made with nuts!

  39. OMG. These are the best paleo waffles I’ve made yet. So tastey healthy and filling. Thank you! Do they freeze well? I’m assuming so, then can pop them in a toaster?

  40. Hope you won’t think I’m a Paleo heretic. I’ve been making homemade yogurt and have some whey to use up. I know it’s good in waffles so I wanted to try this recipe but of corse being Paleo there is no dairy in it. Do you think maybe I could sub one of those bananas for some whey? I’m not crazy about bananas anyway. I love pumpkin and hope to make this tomorrow.

  41. Is there an egg substitute for this recipe? I tried many different way to substitute eggs before for other waffle recipes and never had any success.

  42. These are literally the best waffles I’ve ever had, paleo or not. The texture and flavor are perfect, and the toast up so nicely for a quick, easy weekday breakfast. They also freeze well. You’ll want to make a double batch, trust me! My whole family of picky eaters loves these.

  43. Having adult daughters and several friends that are either Paleo or Keto, I am the recipe tester for the lot. A new waffle iron was a great excuse to try your pumpkin waffle recipe. Other than using the last 3 small bananas from my freezer, I followed the recipe and the waffles were big and fluffy. I found them a bit more banana-ish than pumpkiny, but that may have been my fault. These will be wonderful topped with warmed up Paleo Pumpkin Apple Butter! The girls will be thrilled these can be frozen and toasted. Thank you for a great recipe!

  44. These waffles are amazing for my taste buds! I’m the only one in my family on the paleo life style and everyone enjoyed the taste.

  45. These waffles are a real treat! Loved everything about them – and so filling! Thanks for another PALEOOMG recipe!!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating


Sign up for my PaleOMG newsletter to get recipes,
discounts, and stories straight to your inbox for FREE!

Don't Miss A Bite!

Sign up for my PaleOMG newsletter to get recipes, discounts, and stories straight to your inbox for FREE!