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Pumpkin ginger waffle bites

These pumpkin ginger waffle bites are crispy with just a hint of spice and make breakfast just a bit more fun!

So we’re all (well, most of us. Sorry, non-US readers) gearing up to stuff our faces tomorrow, right? Right. And while I wish my stomach would understand at 8am tomorrow morning when it’s all “GIVE ME FOOD!” that it doesn’t need breakfast because it’s about to get 7,000 calories later in the day (5,000 of which will be stuffing alone), it just doesn’t. Which brings us to breakfast. If we’re gonna eat, we might as well do it well. No lame breakfasts on Thanksgiving allowed.

Pumpkin Ginger Waffle Bites |

Now I know you have at least half a can of pumpkin still lingering around from whatever pumpkin-izing you’re planning for tomorrow. Get it out. We’re making waffle bites!

Pumpkin Ginger Waffle Bites |

Why bites and not full sized waffles? Because they’re cute. And who doesn’t want to eat cute food?


They’re crispy on the edges, pumpkin-y and soft in the middle and they’ve got juuuust enough spice to keep you on your toes from the ginger. So eat up, and then get that turkey in the oven!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Ginger Waffle Bites

These pumpkin ginger waffle bites are crispy with just a hint of spice and make breakfast just a bit more fun!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted brown butter or regular melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate bowl until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together with a spatula.
  • Pour batter into the middle of the waffle iron but only allow it to spread about ? of the way (about 3 tablespoons of batter) to form the â??bitesâ?. If you want a regular waffle just pour the necessary amount of batter into the iron.
  • Cook according to the waffle iron's directions and remove when cooked and edges are crispy.


Adapted from this sweet potato waffle recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5530IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Keyword pumpkin ginger waffle bites


Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating


Monday 15th of December 2014

I made this over the weekend and they were YUMMY! I didn't tell my family they were low carb, and they loved them too! The only question I have is whether there is crystallized ginger without sugar included? I noticed after I bought the ingredients that sugar was included. Thanks for the great recipes!

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Erin | The Emerging Foodie

Sunday 1st of December 2013

Gina! Get out. These look so delicious. I want to make these right this very second!


Wednesday 27th of November 2013

I would actually eat eggs just so I could have awesome waffles!!! These look gorgeous!

Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

I am so with you on wishing my body knew of the food fest that it would be partaking of later in the day! How-ev-er, go big or go home. I mean, Thanksgiving calories don't count right? Don't actually answer that, it helps me sleep at night believing it's true. I am also sooo with you on eating cute food and these are so that. Now, I just need a waffle maker and my life will be complete.