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These Pumpkin Waffles and Pancakes are amazing! They are gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, and the same batter can be used to make pumpkin pancakes or waffles. #glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree #pancakes #waffles #pumpkin #fall

Pumpkin Waffles and Pancakes – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x



Flour Blend for the Best Results

  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • or
  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour*

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend already contains xanthan gum)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/23/4 cup unsweetened dairy free milk of choice (I use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil, melted (avocado oil works as well)
  • 23 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and nutmeg).
  2. Add liquid ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth (maple syrup, milk, applesauce, pumpkin, coconut oil, and vanilla extract).  I recommend adding 1/4 cup of milk at a time until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
  3. If making waffles, heat greased waffle maker on medium heat or around 250-300 degrees. Pour batter into the waffle maker, about 1 cup for each waffle. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the light on your waffle maker says they are ready.
  4. If making pancakes, heat greased griddle over medium heat or around 250-300 degrees. Pour batter on the griddle, about 1/4 cup for each pancake. The batter will be thicker than normal pancake batter. I find it easiest to use a spoon to spread the batter into a pancake shape. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until you start to see tiny bubbles in the batter. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve with your favorite waffle/pancake toppings.


  • *I have made this recipe with Better Batter, Bobs Red Mill 1-1 All Purpose Flour, and Bobs Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour. Each give a different result, but the absolute BEST result is using the flour mixture provided in the recipe. I also use this flour mixture for cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, biscuits, scones, and bread sticks.