This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details.

I swear, the autumn eats just keep getting better.

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

And I don’t mean to talk myself up in any way, but um, these waffles are the best I have ever made. So amazing, so sweet and so perfect for tomorrow or Sunday or better yet, both days!

Yes, both days is a very good idea.

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Let’s just get right down to it today and skip the part where I tell you how happy I am it is Friday, how my week went – like how I made a nice tall cake and then decided I needed to make it again because it was not “just right” (anyone need cake? I have tons), and more chit-chat about the barn. So basically my ramblings. It’s Friday and I will save all of our sleep deprived minds from that today.

I really just want to focus on these waffles anyway because they honestly deserve all the attention. They are that good.

I mean, you know they have to be THAT good if I am showing you a breakfast item instead of a chocolate item… on a Friday. That rarely ever happens, so know that these are special.

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

It may seem like a lot going on for a stack of waffles, because it sort of is, but that’s just the way I like to roll sometimes. Leave none of the good stuff out. In this case that means this stack of cider pumpkin waffles needs: pecan butter, cider syrup and warm spiced apples for toppings. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Nothing is hard, nothing takes a long time and almost everything can be prepared the night before (meaning tonight) and then you are prepped and ready to go for the morning (meaning tomorrow morning).

I actually made these a while ago, but they are so perfect for today, this weekend and well, really every weekend from now until Christmas… for breakfast, lunch and my favorite, breakfast for dinner. I had these for lunch because that is just how it played out, but anytime is a perfect time for these waffles.

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

This was my first time trying out a yeasted waffle recipe, but you guys, I am not sure I want to go back to non-yeasted waffles. These are just so light and fluffy. And I love that. They do require a little planning though, you either have to let the dough rise for an hour before cooking or allow them to rise overnight in the fridge. I have done it both ways and both work equally well, however, the overnight version has just a little bit more flavor and is a little more convenient.

I also make the toasted pecan butter and cider syrup the night before too. This way all I have to do in the morning is caramelize the apples, warm the syrup and cook the waffles. It makes things so easy. Thinking these are Halloween and Thanksgiving breakfasts for sure. Thinking ahead, but why not? It’s kind of fun.

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Now obviously you do not have to make all the toppings, but I am going to highly recommend that you do. For one, regular syrup does not stand a chance to homemade cider syrup, two the pecan butter has some bourbon in there, so clearly you don’t want to leave that out (yes, bourbon for breakfast on the weekend is definitely acceptable) and the apples are just flat-out good.

All together these toppings make for a pretty awesome and amazingly fluffy stack of pumpkin waffles. Tis the season for all things fluffy, sweet and pumpkiny!

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rest 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Waffles
Calories Per Serving: 690 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Save This Recipe To Your Recipe Box

You can now create an account on our site and save your favorite recipes and access them on any device! You can keep track of your favorite recipes and generate a shopping list for recipes in your collections.

Register & Save

Already Registered? Login Now



Toasted Pecan Butter

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup salted butter softened

Cider Maple Syrup

Spiced Apples



  • In a large bowl, mix together the warm milk, warm cider and yeast. Stir and set aside to proof, about 10 minutes. Brown the butter, set aside to cool. Once yeast has started to bubble and foam, whisk in the pumpkin, cooled browned butter, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Fold in the whole wheat white flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until just combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise at least 1 hour at room temp or overnight in the fridge.

Toasted Pecan Butter (can be made the night before too)

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with foil or silicone baking mat.
  • In small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of bourbon (optional) with a whisk. Add pecans, and stir to coat evenly. Transfer nuts to cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until toasted. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Whip the butter with a hand mixer or stand mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cooled pecans into the whipped butter. Either transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate, use within 2 weeks.

Cider Maple Syrup (can be made the night before too)

  • Add the maple syrup, apple cider and cinnamon to a medium size sauce pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced by half and is syrupy. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Keep warm until ready to serve or store in a glass jar and warm over the stove before serving with the waffles.

Spiced Apples

  • In the morning, heat a medium size skillet over medium heat, add the butter. Add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until the apples are caramelized. During the last minute add the vanilla and cook another minute. Remove from heat and set aside, but keep warm.

To Finish

  • Remove the waffle batter from the fridge and stir lightly. Preheat waffle iron. Brush hot iron with melted butter and pour in 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup batter into the preheated waffle iron. Close and cook to desired doneness. Serve warm with warmed cider syrup, toasted pecan butter and spiced apples... make sure to add lots of butter and syrup!

Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles w/Toasted Pecan Butter, Cider Syrup + Spiced Apples | @hbharvest

So good.

You May Also Like

Add a Comment

Recipe Rating

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


  1. Hi Tieghan! I’m trying this recipe this weekend but I have a question. I’m aiming for more pumpkin flavor and I’m worried the apple cider will land more “appley” than “pumpkiny”. Am I correct? If so, can recommend how to omit the cider to keep it on the pumpkin flavor path?

    1. Hey Leighann,
      I would keep everything the same and add some pumpkin pie spice to the batter. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  2. I was so excited to make this recipe! I just made it and the waffles didn’t work out at all. They were flat and didn’t rise. I’m not sure what happened, I went over the recipe 3x in my head but I did everything correctly. I had to make regular ones just so I had something to put all the toppings on. All the toppings turned out great and it was delicious. But it was a big flop on the waffle part. 🙁

    1. Hey Angie,

      Was your yeast fresh?? That is the only thing that I can think would be the issue. Sorry for the trouble.

  3. I made these as a special treat last weekend. They were a big hit. I did double the recipe but it was too much for my family of four so I invited the neighbours over (2 people) to have breakfast with us. My husband said they were the best waffles he ever ate. The one thing I did differently was, I had extra pecan crumble left over from the “Cheese,apple beer soup recipe” so I added that on top instead of the pecan butter!

    1. Yea!! So excited these were a hit with everyone! And how nice of you to invite your neighbors over!!

      Thanks Julie!

  4. Just made these, and they were a big hit with very picky little boys. Love th waffles, and only have one critique– need to make double batch, they disappear way too quickly, and in order to avoid fights for the last waffle, better have extra 🙂
    The waffles themselves are much then belgian waffles– more flavor and texture. Love that it uses whole wheat flower ( i ran out, so had to add oatmeal). Pure perfection!

  5. These were so, so yummy! The cider I ended up finding was already spiced, but I still followed the recipe as-is and wow, the syrup was yummy! I made a double batch so we could have extras in the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Ahh! All my favorite thing in one dish! what a beyond perfect Fall breakfast! I want this so much…but with a side of bacon, because bacon + syrup = too good 😛

  7. Ooh, these look delicious! I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind for the next time my boyfriend goes crazy and buys gallons upon gallons of apple cider 🙂 The fall eats really do keep getting better!

  8. That cider maple syrup sounds so good, I’m craving these waffles for Saturday’s breakfast!

  9. Waffles are one of the breakfast foods I feel like I can eat an endless supply of! And pecan butter sounds so delicious; I want it now!

  10. Sadly I don’t have a waffle iron. Do you think the batter would work as pancake batter? Everything about this recipe sounds incredible and I would love to try making them.

    1. Hey Christine! I am nut sure because I have never tried it, but I would think so. Let me know how it goes and I hope you love these! THANKS!

  11. Oh my goodness! These look delicious!!! I’m absolutely making these…………SOON! Can you tell me what type of waffle iron you use? I love the look of these waffles!

    1. Thanks Susan! I use a round waffle iron, but I do not fill it all the way to the edges. It creates smaller waffles.

  12. Beautiful photos. They belong in a cookbook. I love the way the waffles look. What brand waffle iron did you use?

    1. AWE! Thank you so much, that means the world to me! 🙂
      I am currently using a cheapy waffle maker from target, it is not the best.

      Have a great weekend, Stella!

  13. Autumn eats at your house must be amazing! All your brothers and sisters are going to be (if they are not already) huge foodies . . I love it! love these waffles .. yes to the overnight rise and love that shot of the apples in the crate. Beautiful.

    1. Ha! Not sure about that, they are such picky eaters sadly. 🙁

      Thank you so much and have a great weekend!

  14. Beautiful waffles and I love that grid display of apples – reminds me of one of my favorite restaurants in NYC that closed down – Bouley – that had a wall of apples on the exit for you to take! Smelled divine!

  15. These waffles look amazing! I soooo hope that someone gives me the waffle iron off my registry so that I can start making them soon (if not, I might just have to buy it for myself).

    Love that photo of the apples in the little cubbies!

    1. Haha! I can bet you will get that waffle iron, those seem to be popular gifts!! 🙂
      Thanks Laura and have a great fall filled weekend!

  16. I had a breakfast treat like this one, kind of festering away in my mind for the last couple weeks. So glad you came up with a gorgeous recipe here. And I love your “Leave none of the good stuff out.” policy 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks Laura! I love that policy. I mean, why leave anything out when you don’t have too? Hehe!

      Have a great fall weekend! 🙂

  17. I love the sound of these! I’m particularly smitten by the inclusion of cider in the waffles *and* the syrup. Too good!

  18. These look divine! I need a huge stack in front of me right now! And I feel you on the “re-baking because it’s not quite right” deal. Isn’t that so disappointing? Anyway, can’t wait for the one you do post!

  19. Yum!!! Love the Autumn eats you’ve got on the blog. This mile-high stack needs to make an appearance on my table soon!

  20. These waffles look insanely good that syrup and the pecan butter can’t wait for the weekend to try these.

  21. Tieghan – I’m in love with these gorgeous waffles, and have to say I fully support a bit of bourbon for breakfast :). Happy Friday!


  22. I have never made waffles.
    But a stack of pancakes with the apples and syrup would be really good.
    This time next year you won’t even remember all the headaches it took to make your incredible barn.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Yes, I hope that is the case and I am sure it will be!! 🙂

      You have to try waffles sometime, so fun and so good!

      Thanks Nancy!

  23. I can definitely see why these are the best you’ve ever made. They’re flipping stunning!! And those apples on top just make these even more lovely.