My birthday is coming up, and I got an early present–a waffle maker! It’s a kitchen gadget I didn’t yet have and was eager to try it. My wife loves pumpkin (see my pumpkin energy balls,) and I have been doing a lot with pancakes, fritters, and such, but I just couldn’t do waffles…until now. This morning, I made these pumpkin and bacon waffles from scratch. They are paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, and delicious. You can easily make these vegan by omitting the bacon and using an egg substitute.

The waffle maker I have is the Presto Flipside Ceramic so your cooking times may vary. I found 5 minutes per waffle to be just about perfect.

Pumpkin Waffles
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Paleo Pumpkin and Bacon Waffles

Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, pumpkin spice waffles that are fluffy and delicious!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword AIP-friendly, breakfast, Gluten-free, Paleo, Pumpkin, sugar-free,, Waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 waffles
Author primaljunkie



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 pinch Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 strip Bacon uncured, optional
  • ½ cup Pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 Eggs or egg substitute
  • ¼ cup Almond milk plain, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar


  • Plug in the waffle maker to begin heating.
  • Dice the strip of bacon and pan-fry until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.
  • In a stand mixer bowl or large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  • Except for the bacon, add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. The batter will be thick like a cake batter--thicker than normal waffle or pancake batter.
  • Check that the bacon is as free of grease as possible and fold the pieces into the batter.
  • Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add ¾-1 cup of the batter to the center of the waffle maker and close the lid. Immediately flip if you have the option. This recipe will make two similarly-sized waffles with ¾-1 cup of batter each.
  • Cook until you can lift the edge of a waffle with a fork or spatula. This took about 5 minutes in my waffle maker, but your cook times may vary slightly.
  • Serve with maple syrup or your favorite topping and enjoy!

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