Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles! Richly spiced with cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, these waffles get an additional boost of flavor from finely diced candied ginger. Don’t miss these waffles!
Brunch. It’s like the best meal of the day. Am I right?
And I have to give it to Mr. Bobby Flay, who is the brunch master. I love watching his show, Brunch at Bobby’s on The Cooking Channel, and now he has a new cookbook out! Brunch at Bobby’s offers 140 recipes that are fun, easy, and offer a wide range of flavors. There’s everything you can think of when it comes to brunch ranging from cocktails to eggs, and then pancakes, waffles and French toast (including flavored syrups and spreads!!); pastries and breads; salads and sandwiches, side dishes and more!
Flipping through this cookbook will make you so hungry. . and you’ll want to immediately run to your kitchen to cook something.
From the decadent . . (and sorry, excuse the glare on my photo!) . .
To simple, yet delicious; Bobby seriously has everything covered when it comes to brunch.
It’s October so I had to make Bobby’s Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles. You guys, I am up to my knees in pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger .. and I love it.
These waffles are like everything I love about fall. . in waffle form! in my mouth! You have to try these! They are seriously so delicious and I absolutely love the flavor! And I was in a hurry last weekend, so I didn’t have time to make the buttermilk-bourbon caramel sauce. I know!!! What the hell was I thinking?! Buttermilk-bourbon caramel sauce! I am so making this next time!
Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles
For the buttermilk bourbon caramel sauce:
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons 3/4 stick unsalted butter, quartered
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons bourbon or dark rum
- pinch of fleur de sel or other coarse sea salt
For the waffles:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 tablespoons 3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree not pie filling
- 2 tablespoons finely diced candied ginger
For the buttermilk bourbon caramel sauce:
- Combine the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup and baking soda in a medium saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally, until amber brown and slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, bourbon and salt. Serve warm.
For the waffles:
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, both types of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, sour cream, molasses and pumpkin until smooth. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Fold in the candied ginger. Cover and let sit at room temp for about 15 minutes.
- Heat your waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Brush or spray the grates with butter or non-stick baking spray. Fill the waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden. Transfer to the baking rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat steps to make the rest of the waffles, spraying the grates before each batch.
- Serve the waffles topped with the buttermilk bourbon caramel sauce.
Recipe from Brunch at Bobby’s cookbook. Reprinted here with permission from Crown Publishing. Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles + A $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway
Next up on my brunch menu: going to try the Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle, Sautéed Bitter Green Omelets and the Wild Mushroom-Yukon Gold Hash!!
Thank you Chef Bobby Flay. . you are one of my faves!
One reader will win ONE copy of Brunch at Bobby’s cookbook PLUS a $100 VISA gift card so you can buy everything you need to make the perfect brunch! Enter using the widget below and good luck! Open to residents within the United States only.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. Samples and prizing are provided by Crown Publishing. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
Tammy Woodall says
I have two Brunch favorites. The first is Belgium Waffles topped with fresh Strawberries, the other is a Southwestern Omelet.
Rana Durham says
i love all veggies omelet
Liz S. says
My favorite brunch recipe is for sundried tomato quiche.
Lisa Brown says
I like Eggs Benedict as a favorite brunch recipe, and/or waffles.
Janet W. says
Green Apple Sourdough Pancakes is my favorite brunch recipe!
You are always tempting me with the cookbooks, Alice. And then I rush right out and buy them. And then my husband has further evidence of my cookbook addiction. It’s a cycle!
This one looks pretty damn good, though. I’m getting it.
And these waffles? Wowza. I can see those being a perfect Thanksgiving morning breakfast. That sauce…good lord.
I love waffles and mimosas for brunch!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love finding out about new cookbooks.
Ginger and pumpkin waffles sound incredible and just perfect for this time of year. I need to get my waffle maker out!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Brunch is definitely the best meal of the day! These waffles sound amazing, Alice! Bobby Flay is one of my favorites, so I have no doubt that these waffles are pretty much the best thing ever. Love the flavor combination!
Julie Wood says
My favorite brunch recipe is Belgian Waffles all dressed up!!
I always love a good stuffed french toast that I let sit overnight but lately I’ve been on a quiche kick which is a great way to get a ton of veggies in without the fam noticing… and it’s helps me clear out the frig. 🙂
My favorite brunch recipe is an egg white omelet loaded with veggies and cheese. I like to serve it with a french toast casserole if I am super hungry.
barbara n says
I love eggs benedict for a special brunch!
I love omelettes with salsa.
I love Eggs Benedict!
Those waffles….. YES, please!!! It looks so good!!! And thank you so much for the giveaway, I happily take part of it! 😉 Have a wonderful day,
Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win! Would love this cookbook!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I have a huge admiration and love for B.Flay. When my husband and I first started dating, our dates on the weekend consisted of watching Boy Meets Grill Dvds and cooking his food. So, yea.. I kinda owe the man my marriage. Lol. These waffles look stellar, I mean gingerbread pumpkin? GAH!! And that Buttermilk-bourbon caramel sauce- I am SO making that! And probably drinking it from a glass! Pinned. Cheers, girlfriend!
Beth R. says
I love baked oatmeal–it’s versatile, feeds a crowd and can be changed based on the seasonal fruits available!
Ben Maclain | Havocinthekitchen says
Pumpkin waffles always are a good idea! Besides, this delicious souce. I’ve made the similar one with bourbon and maple syrup, and it worked perfectly with the pumpkin waffles. Well done!
Danielle of Texas says
I can eat scrambled eggs every morning!
My hubby is the waffle king in our house but he’s never made them with pumpkin…I’m certain as soon as I show him these, he’ll be on it! Thanks for sharing the recipe and gorgeous cookbook – Love Bobby Flay! We had the pleasure of attending one of his events a few years ago and I had the good fortune of trying his food as he was cooking… Oh. Man!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
Gosh I’m in love with these waffles!!!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Oh wow – one of my fav brunch items are waffles and these sound wonderful for fall. LOVE all those spices in them and gosh – molasses must make them even more decadent! Thanks for the giveaway, Alice!
Kelly D says
My favorite brunch recipe is a spinach quiche.
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
My favorite brunch recipe is definitely waffles. I’m not so much a savory morning person. So gotta have my sweets – with lots of maple syrup of course!
Kelsey @ Badger Kitchen says
My family has always had blintz for Christmas brunch so I’m partial to that, but otherwise any type of baked egg dish like quiche!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I think my new favorite brunch recipe is this Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffle! I’m totally making that bourbon caramel sauce for my brunch waffles this weekend! I also totally heart Bobby Flay and his brunch show!
I love any sort of frittata!
I’ll definitely get this book! Love the recipes! These waffles look amazing!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Ooooh, look at those waffles! LOVE how fluffy they are! I always crave something savory for brunch, so omelets and egg scrambles are they way to go for me. Occasionally, I’ll get french toast if I’m out for brunch!
Meriem @ Culinary Couture says
Definitely Belgian waffles!
I love french toast
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
I seriously need to get a PO box in the States so that i can enter these competitions… hahahah. Or just make friends with someone right across the border from me! These waffles look and sound AMAZING.
Mexican Eggs and bacon
Nothing better than good food and friends on a leisurely Saturday morning when you can take your time and linger together.
I like waffles.
Alexandra robertson says
i love b. flay! my favorite brunch recipe is breakfast quesadillas!
Thomas Murphy says
I like Eggs Benedict
Margot C says
I adore the New Orleans brunch favorite – Eggs Sardou.
i love Eggs Benedict
Erika W. says
My favorite brunch recipe is french toast with a side of fruit and bacon.
I love Nutella stuffed french toast for brunch.
Libby Rouse says
I like bacon cheese waffles with maple syrup
Brenda Haines says
It has to be Eggs Benedict, it’s so good and I don’t get to eat it often enough. Thanks for the chance! 🙂
I love making French toast and having good maple syrup and homemade jams with them
Denise M says
I love mini egg fritatas made in a muffin tin – any ingredients you have on hand will work
Susan Broughton says
My favorite Brunce items has eggs in it so the Fritata would be good for me.
Kristi @ My SF Kitchen says
I love Bobby Flay! These waffles look gorgeous! I made pumpkin waffles today too 😀
Pancakes are my favorite!
Bobby Flay is the Brunch King. No doubt about it. I love that show, and these waffles sound fab. Waffles are my fave brunch menu item.
Tonya Atkinson says
I love Egg cheddar cheese and ham omelets.
Betsy Rubendall Barnes says
One of my favorite brunch recipe is a Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche. 🙂
I love Baked Blueberry Lemon French Toast for brunch.
My favorite brunch recipe is mini-popovers. I use the recipe that came with the pan (Chicago Metallic), and it works beautifully. The popovers are always a hit, especially when I serve them with my own home-canned jam. I know you love popovers, too, and one of these days I’ll break out and try one of your recipes, which I have saved in my “must try” list.
Joan Kubes says
I like to have ham and cheese omelet recipe.
Brunch is the best! Love these gingerbread pumpkin waffles! They look perfect! SO light and FLUFFY!
amanda sakovitz says
I love waffles!
My Inner Chick says
I always get the Mediterranean Omelets! YUMMMMmmm
CR Williams says
The the Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle sounds pretty yummy.
Breakfast casserole w/ cinnamon buns
I love cinnamon apple pancakes for brunch, but these gingerbread pumpkin waffles look amazing. I will be trying them over the weekend. Thanks for posting them!
Amy Z. says
I love tomato and spinach frittata for brunch!
e michelle says
i love making chicken and waffles! its an entire family effort!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Southwestern Omelets Are My Favorite Brunch Recipe.
Strawberry waffles and yogurt
Gina M (Wild Orchid) says
My favorite are the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls!
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Ellie Wright says
French Toast is my favorite brunch recipe.
Jessica To says
A sausage and egg casserole is my favorite brunch dish.
Stephanie Phelps says
My favorite brunch recipe is hash brown casserole! My family loves it!
Dawn Monroe says
I enjoy omlets, fruit and bacon.
My favorite brunch recipe is a loaded breakfast casserole with everything in it topped with sour cream.
I’d love to have brunch with Bobby, especially if these waffles were on the menu! His cookbook looks like a winner!
Whoa, these are the perfect autumn breakfast! Nick is coming home tomorrow for fall break—this would be the perfect way to welcome him!
Bacon omelette, fresh fruit and a fresh baked croissant!
shelly peterson says
I love a ham and cheese omelet.
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom says
Everything I’ve made from that man has been pure gold! And these waffles of yours look a-maz-ing! Breakfast/brunch is my husband and I’s ritual on the weekends so this is a must-make for us!
jessica mcfarlin says
french toast is our favorite
Colleen Boudreau says
I love french toast for brunch.
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Ooh this looks amazing! I love gingerbread! I’ve dying to get this book–all of his recipes look so good!
Sandy Headtke says
My favorite brunch recipe is Belgian Waffles
Courtnie Miller says
I like Eggs Benedict!
Barbara Montag says
My favorite recipe is for a mushroom cheese omelette.
Eggs Benedict w/ tomato, spinach and avocado in place of Canadian bacon.
I absolutely LOVE corned beef hash or Brussels sprouts hash with eggs over easy.
Lori Seiden says
That bourbon sauce looks AMAZING!! I’m going to need to make that and pour it on everything! My favorite thing to eat for brunch is blueberry pancakes. Or any pancakes. Or anything with goat cheese. Or anything brunch!
Stacey b says
I love breakfast biscuit sandwiches.. perfect for a brunch.
Priscilla S. says
My favorite brunch recipe is Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and banana slices.
Amber Campbell says
I prefer chocolate chip pancakes, but a good quiche is not a bad idea either
My favorite brunch food would be crepes stuffed with strawberries and banana’s
Elle P. says
I like blueberry pancakes & scrambled eggs.
My favorite brunch item would be omelets. I love them and enjoy how you can switch the ingredients up so much.
I am an Eggs Benedict girl!!!
egg and sausage bake
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
That cookbook looks so good! I LOVE breakfast/brunch/brinner — whatever! Breakfast food is definitely the best, any time of day. These look incredible Alice!
Sandy | Reluctant Entertainer says
Love this recipe, Alice. Love pumpkin in waffles!
D Schmidt says
My favorite is his Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Yogurt recipe.
Lee McKeon says
Ham and cheese omlets!
I would have to say that my favorite is quiche with fruit salad
Alison H. says
I have 2 favorite brunch recipes! The 1st is Shrimp and Grits and the 2nd is Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash!
We love pancakes any time of the day!
Kim Henrichs says
For brunch I really love making an overnight baked strawberry french toast! Along with fresh fruit, fresh squeezed OJ and french press dark roast coffee it’s perfection.
I like french toast with a pecan syrup.
I love a traditional eggs benedict!!
Steven weber says
I love a good egg bake with bacon.
Jessica Beard says
I love making a sausage or ham egg casserole.
Will G says
My favorite is belgian waffles!
Karla R. says
I love the eggs benedict.
My recipe for French Toast Bake is my favorite!
I could seriously eat brunch for EVERY MEAL and never get bored! Especially if the brunch we’re talking about is these waffles..they’re a fall delight!
Heather Dawn says
I love having sweet potato hash for brunch!
Evie B. says
I like a cheese and pepper omelet with waffles.
Ashley C says
I love quinches, especially ones with veggies from my garden!
Sonya Morris says
I love ham and cheese omelets for brunch!
Cindy A. says
I love fried eggs on toast with sliced avocado, fresh parmesan, and salt & pepper.
Laura J says
Oh my favorite brunch recipe is for eggs benedict!
I love ham and cheese omelet
Wow!! This is a MUST try!! I love waffles for brunch too!
Montrey jack cheese on bread w.tomatoes put in the toaster for four mins 🙂
maleficent mcn says
i like strawberry crepes with whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar
I like blueberry pancakes for brunch.
Emily N. says
We enjoy veggie omelets and fresh fruit like pineapple.
sarah s says
From those pictures it looks like there are some great recipes in Bobby Flay’s new book. Some of my favorite brunch items are french toast, spinach quiche, banana bread and a new recipe on Pinterest is a frittaffle it’s a frittata+waffle combo.
Jennifer Marie says
I love waffles and eggs for a nice brunch.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These waffles are perfection, Alice! I love French toast for brunch :).
I love blueberry pancakes for brunch with a side of hash browns. Muffins are always nice too!
When I typed in my name for liking Bobby on YouTube I missed a letter, should be Jeffrey Lammers. Sorry, my fingers went quicker than my mind!
laura ari says
I like cinnamon roll coffee cake
Kate Newton says
I love crepes for brunch!
My favorite is raspberry, cream cheese and vanilla bean! It’s simple and delicious! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Love Bobby Flay!
Kim D. says
I like the Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle.
Denise L says
I love quiche Lorraine for brunch!
Meagan @ The F&B Department says
I like savory waffles for brunch, but I LOVE brunch cocktails like brandy milk punch!
Susan Smith says
I love ham and cheese omelettes for brunch.
Ashley Bree Perez says
I love love love french toast for brunch. 🙂
Tamra H says
I’m a much bigger lunch person than breakfast person, so that’s why Brunch is so amazing! For some reason it’s not Brunch without shrimp. I love some simple shrimp & homemade cocktail sauce (ketchup + horseradish)!
I love eggs and French fries for brunch!
My favorite brunch item would have to be waffles with berries on top.
Leidy Ruiz says
I like bacon & cheese omelets
Beth G. says
I love spinach quiche.
Sarah Hayes says
i love having a smoothie bowl for brunch
Dandi D says
My favorite brunch is Pumpkin Overnight French Toast Bake.
Carla S says
I like broccoli quiche,belgian waffles, or strawberry crepes for brunch.
carol clark says
Amy L says
My son makes a great fritatta with whatever veggies we have. It’s always good.
Amanda S. says
I love avocado, egg, bacon, and cheese on toasted bread. Yum!
ELIZA ELLIOT says
I love making an egg bake for brunch – all the great breakfast foods in one dish.
courtney b says
im going with the broccoli cheddar quiche. Love quiche. Yum!
MJ Moore says
I love my husbands pancakes and eggs for brunch
I love an omlet
Carrie Conrad says
Ham and Cheese Omelet with a side of fresh fruit
Brunch is one of my favorite things ever. A local breakfast place has this incredible scramble with eggs, pecans, bacon and greens. A winner, with a glass of green juice!
Shikha @ Shikha la mode says
WHATTTTT there is a brunch B Flay book and I don’t own it? Let’s change that please!!
Annamarie V says
My favorite brunch recipe is artichoke frittata.
Quiche Lorraine is my favorite brunch recipe
amy pugmire says
I love an egg ham and cheese omelet.
Kristen D. says
Waffles and scrambled eggs with onions.
Amanda Whitley says
i like ham and cheese omelets for brunch
Vero M says
An omelet with all the fixins.