Start your day with a little bit of excitement when these brown butter pumpkin chai waffles are on the menu! Full of vitamin A and warm spices they taste like every fall morning should.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen!
brown butter pumpkin chai waffles

There are two more days left in this workweek and by golly are we going to power breakfast our way through them.

And by power breakfast, I mean pumpkin breakfast.

Because SAME THING.

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There are so many ways you could infuse pumpkin into your morning routine, but I daresay your repertoire won’t be complete without these waffles in it.

They’re basically crisp on the outside, fluff on the inside, perfectly chai-spiced, nutty brown butter perfection.

And they contain a vegetable. That earns you an A++ in winning at life.

You can even plop some Greek yogurt on top if you’re feeling extra virtuous. No judgment.

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To make these taste even more healthy delicious, I used Silk Vanilla Almondmilk in lieu of buttermilk. Not only does this have 50% more calcium per serving than an equal serving of dairy milk, AND carries a hefty dose of vitamin E, but the nutty vanilla flavor that it infuses into the waffles is just dang good and makes them taste even more chai-like. You can’t argue with that. Have you tried Silk Vanilla Almondmilk yet?

If not, then GET THEE TO A STORE IMMEDIATELY. But make sure you sign up on the Silk website first so you can score some free coupons. After all, we have some serious power breakfast-ing to do and time is a-wasting!

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Chai Waffles
 
Start your day with a little bit of excitement when these brown butter pumpkin chai waffles are on the menu! Full of vitamin A and warm spices they taste like every fall morning should.
Yield: 6 waffles
Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Silk vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • maple syrup, for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Continue cooking until it turns an amber color and starts to smell nutty. Pour into a bowl to stop the cooking and let cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown butter, eggs, almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and pumpkin. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient until just combined.
  4. Heat your waffle iron and cook the batter according to the manufacturer's instructions. Continue making waffles until the batter is gone. Serve with maple syrup.
Notes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 waffle

For more pumpkin-filled breakfast ideas, check out these:

pumpkin crepes with beer and cinnamon apples and a chocolate drizzle

Pumpkin Crepes with Beer and Cinnamon Apples

spiced pumpkin pancakes topped with cinnamon maple greek yogurt

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

pumpkin biscuits with cranberry curd

Pumpkin Biscuits with Cranberry Curd

From Around the Web:

Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie with Brown Butter Granola and Honey from Climbing Grier Mountain

Glazed Pumpkin Donuts from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Scones from A Kitchen Addiction

Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Pecan Muffins from Blogging Over Thyme

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Easy Caramel Cream Cheese Drizzle from Eat The Love

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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42 Responses to Brown Butter Pumpkin Chai Waffles

  1. Power breakfast = pumpkin breakfast for sure! Love this!

  2. Seriously, how am I living without a waffle maker?

  3. Oh, these look good!!!! I’ve never seen brown butter incorporated in a waffle, but now it’s pretty much the only way I want to eat them.

  4. Sues says:

    Brown butter and pumpkin chai… mmmmmm. Why can’t I be eating this in bed right now instead of sitting at my office desk???

  5. Monica says:

    Sounds phenomenal! I was browning butter for some financiers yesterday and just inhaling that amazing fragrance. Must be superb in waffles and with the pumpkin and seasonal spices, you’ve got a beautiful Fall breakfast on that lovely ruffle plate. Very nice!

  6. Can I even describe how badly I’m wishing a huge stack of these gorgeous waffles would just appear in front of me?! Love LOVE the combo of pumpkin, brown butter, AND chai flavors! Hello, breakfast-for-dinner tonight. Pinned. 🙂

  7. I wish I had one of these waffles in front of me right now! Love the all of the flavors!

  8. Mira says:

    I’ve been seeing brown butter breakfast recipes everywhere lately! But this one sounds great and just in tim for fall! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Zainab says:

    Pass the plate!! With at least three of these please 🙂

  10. Sooo much autumn goodness in this waffle it may explode! WOAH!!

  11. Silk Almond milk is the best! But clearly it’s better in recipes like this than a bowl of boring cereal!

  12. Megan says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen more beautiful waffles. Wish I had a huge plate of these right now!

  13. Oooh, I would love to start every day with these waffles. Some of my favorite flavors all in one!

  14. Kate says:

    Brown butter? Love
    Pumpkin? Double love
    Chai? OMG must have

  15. OMG these sound incredible!! I love that you used almond milk too!

  16. Oh, how funny. I JUST made chai scones with Silk this morning. True story. Love them. And these waffles!

  17. Gorgeous!!!! I would want to take a nap between two of these fluffy guys!

  18. Meg says:

    These look totally awesome!

  19. Victoria says:

    These look fantastic! I love anything with pumpkin, and I love waffles. What a great breakfast treat 🙂

  20. Eileen says:

    WAFFLES. Yay! Uh…that’s basically my entire comment. 🙂 Okay, maybe also MORE WAFFLES.

  21. Love this!
    Sharing on friday links!

  22. Boy do these waffles look lovely, I absolutely love the delicious idea of combining chai and brown butter together? 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  23. Yum! I would love to start my day with these brown butter pumpkin chai waffles.

  24. I’m getting the waffle maker out of hiding.

  25. This is a fantastic meal to kick start the day, Joanne. Brown butter and chai..a heavenly combo!

  26. Cassie says:

    Oh yes, this is awesome power food! I’ll do anything for brown butter!

  27. Johanna GGG says:

    these look just perfect – glad you are enjoying pumpkin season

  28. You make a mean waffle, girl! Heck yeah, I could power through breakfast every day with these beauties!

  29. Sarah says:

    Pumpkin for breakfast? I’m sold. This looks so food, I’d look forward to waking up.

  30. gorgeous!!!! i cant wait to get some more pumpkin this weekend.

  31. Susan says:

    This is the second deliciously unusual waffle recipe I’ve seen today! I love the combination of pumpkin and chai – so warm and autumn-y. Delicious!

  32. Kathy says:

    WOW! These look amazing! Pumpkin waffles sound like a perfect fall treat! I have to give them a try…I know a few people who would be quite grateful!

  33. What a creative waffle and I really love the use of Chai spices with the pumpkin. A truly lovely fall breakfast!

  34. Drool. It’s late at night and that’s all I got, but, wow. Yum.

  35. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh, okay, I’m totally making these for breakfast today 🙂 They look amazing! Love the brown butter!

  36. Seriously, LOVE Silk and finally got into unsweetened almond milk although I have both vanilla and unsweetened in the fridge…and chocolate ;). These pancakes look amazingggg. Love the recipe!

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  39. Gorgeous pictures! I need a waffle maker!

  40. I love waffles for breakfast, and these spiced ones look fantastic!

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