Mmmm, you just have to make these no-bake pumpkin spice waffle whoopie pies! They are so fluffy and delicious! With a box of spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, our homemade maple frosting, and a waffle iron, you can whip them up in no time.Jump to Recipe
This treat will be a hit in the fall, for sure. But don’t be surprised if you get requests for it all year. It was inspired by our red velvet waffle whoopie pies recipe, which was also a huge hit.
They’re everything you want in a quick fall dessert for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas. And best of all, they couldn’t be easier to make. Enjoy!
Below is an image of the ingredients needed to make the pumpkin spice waffles with maple frosting.
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Spice cake mix
- Pumpkin puree
- Vegetable oil
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
See the recipe card for quantities.
There are only a few steps needed to make these pumpkin spice waffle whoopie pies. Follow the simple steps below to make them.
Mix the spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, water, and oil in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup mix to the middle of the waffle iron and cook for two minutes.
Let the waffles cool, then separate them into four sections.
Mix the powdered sugar, butter, maple, and salt in a bowl.
Pipe the frosting onto one side of a waffle. Optionally, drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Hint: Do not overcook your waffles. They should be fully cooked but soft and fluffy.
There are many different waffles you can alter this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few ideas:
- Chocolate chips – add mini chocolate chips to the cake mix.
- Cocoa– add cocoa to the frosting to make chocolate frosting.
- Chocolate drizzle – melt sweet chocolate chips and drizzle.
- Chopped Nuts – add crushed potato chips (ketchup chips!)
See this red velvet version here!
We used a Cuisinart round waffle maker for these treats. You can see the one we bought here.
Store the leftover whoopie pies in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Only cook the waffles for two minutes on medium heat. You don’t want them to be crispy. Instead, they should be soft and fluffy.
Pumpkin Spice Waffle Whoopie Pie
- Waffle Maker
- 1 Spice Cake Mix
- 15 Oz Pumpkin Puree
- 3 Large Eggs
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar 480 Grams
- 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
- Pinch of Salt
- Preheat your waffle machine and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, blend together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, and eggs until completely combined.
- Pour the batter into the hot waffle machine and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions. Our machine takes ½ cup of the batter and cooks for 2 minutes. (See note)
- In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, butter, maple syrup, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. The frosting will be thick. Add the frosting to a piping bag and set aside. (See note)
- After the waffles have cooled, take a piece of the waffle and pipe frosting to cover it completely, and then top it with another piece. Continue this until all whopping pies have been made. Then enjoy!
- We used the 3rd setting on our waffle machine to keep the waffles nice and soft but cooked through. It only took 2 minutes total. These are best eaten soft; the texture should be cake-like.
- If you don’t have piping bags, you can use a sandwich bag and just cut a corner of it. Adding the frosting to a bag helps to put the frosting on the waffle without breaking it.
- If you want your frosting a little thinner, you can add a tablespoon of milk until you get the desired consistency.
- These are delicious as is but are even better with a drizzle of chocolate and chopped pecans.
- For the chocolate drizzle, you would melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil.
- The waffles and frosting can be made in advance and then assembled when ready to eat.
- Store the waffle whoopie pies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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