Butternut Squash Waffles

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

As soon as pie pumpkins become available in the stores, I start buying them in batches of 2-3 so I can take them home and turn them into pumpkin puree.  It’s my thing.

Just like Dustin’s radar for eggnog in late October, I cannot wait for pumpkin

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

I’ve always kinda felt like so many other squashes this time of year don’t get enough love, like acorn squash and spaghetti squash.  Sure, I use them here and there, but it’s nothing like how I feel about pumpkin in the fall.

Am I a product of seasonal marketing?

Have I been programmed by Starbucks to blindly go towards the pumpkin spice latte light and not think for myself?

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

Given this realization that I should pay more attention to other seasonal produce, I opted to explore butternut squash’s potential as a go-to squash for this Fall.  First, I turned it into puree, just like I do with my pie pumpkins.  To see how to make butternut squash puree, you can check out this post.

Then, I tried to find some new ways to enjoy squash.  I’ve already made this tasty butternut squash bisque and I knew I wanted to make something sweet this time.  Like pumpkin and acorn squash, I was hoping savory and sweet would work well with butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

I also wanted to make a healthy, clean sweet meal and had been craving a good breakfast.  I’d already made pumpkin pancakes so I figured I’d try to make butternut squash waffles.

In order to make them healthy, I didn’t use any refined sugars or refined flours, but opted toward maple syrup (yum!) and a combination of buckwheat flour and whole wheat flour.  I’ve found whole wheat flour is a great flour for baked goods, but I like cutting it with buckwheat flour to add more nutrients and also take the edge off the “whole wheat” flavor.

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

The butternut squash waffles were aMAZing.  Like eat them with your hand right off the hot waffle maker because you can’t wait to put them on the plate amazing.

Like Dustin actually ate them and wanted more and he doesn’t like waffles amazing.

Like I totally nailed it amazing.

Like, oh my gosh, me have a contender for pumpkin amazing.

Butternut Squash Waffles | Healthy, whole grain, no unrefined grains or sugar. DELICIOUS! www.asweetpeachef.com

I highly recommend pairing the waffles with the yogurt topping.  The creaminess and tartness of the yogurt mixed with the sweet maple syrup makes for the perfect combination with the dense, flavorful butternut squash waffles.  Amazeballs good.

Butternut Squash Waffles

So, in conclusion, butternut squash is awesome and you need these waffles in your life.

5 from 1 vote
Butternut Squash Waffles Square Recipe Preview Image
Butternut Squash Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Make these Butternut Squash Waffles for breakfast and get delicious grain-free, dairy-free, refined flour- and sugar-free waffles!
Categories: Breakfast, Clean, Healthy
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: butternut squash waffles, squash waffles
Servings: 8 waffles
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
For The Butternut Squash Waffles:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pureed butternut squash
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
For The Maple Yogurt Topping:
  • 3 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
For The Butternut Squash Waffles:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the squash puree, almond milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated.
  4. Heat a waffle maker until hot.
  5. Spread about 3/4 cup of the batter over the hot waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the waffle is golden-brown on both sides. If you have a flipping waffle iron, flip over after 1 1/2 minutes and cook for an additional 1 1/2 minutes after flipping.
For The Maple Yogurt Topping:
  1. To make the topping, combine the greek yogurt and maple syrup until mixed well. Top the waffles and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, if desired.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be used as pancakes.

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.6g39%
Saturated Fat 18.2g91%
Cholesterol 47.4mg16%
Sodium 244.7mg10%
Carbohydrates 32.1g11%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7.4g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post contains affiliate links for products I use frequently and highly recommend.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

9 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Waffles

  1. I can hardly wait to try these! But FYI, the description within the recipe says they’re grain-free, when they’re clearly not.

  2. These sound good, but just a side note- even without the yogurt topping, these would not be vegan (eggs!) Just wanted to throw that out there in case someone is looking online for a recipe to cook a vegan friend family member, who might not be aware!

    1. Hi Jamie – yikes! Thanks so much for pointing that out. Not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that. I went ahead and removed it from the post so as not to continue that confusion. I appreciate you calling that out for me!

  3. 5 stars
    These look amazing! I love that you used homemade pumpkin puree rather than canned. When you make your puree, can you make a large batch and store to use throughout the week, or should you use it up pretty quickly?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Content