Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles

These brown butter chocolate chip pumpkin waffles are the perfect sweet way to start your day. Packed full of melty chocolate, nutty brown butter and delicious pumpkin.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles: Nutty brown butter combined with pumpkin and dark chocolate chips. Ready in just 25 minutes!

I have written three different beginning paragraphs and erased them all. The first one sounded too poetic and made me feel uneasy because I’m not sure I can pull of poetic. The second one was so bland I felt like I was talking to a wall. The third one started off with me screaming in CAPS that I love waffles. Which by the way is totally true just completely unnecessary.

If I’m being honest the writing is not really coming easy to me today. Art is is surgery at the moment so I though writing this post would help keep my mind busy. Really I’m just sort of a mess. I almost hate complaining how much I dislike when Art is in surgery. Especially when I think about the fact that it’s just kidney stones. There are so many other thing that could be wrong and I’m sitting here stressed about surgery for something as simple as kidney stones.

I don’t know. I think deep down I’m nervous because him having surgery just proves he is breakable. It proves that no matter how much I wish it wasn’t true he can get sick, he have things wrong with him and he can be in pain. I know we are humans and I know this is life but sometimes I just don’t want things to be so black and white.

Obviously I was never destined to be a doctor.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles: Nutty brown butter combined with pumpkin and dark chocolate chips. Ready in just 25 minutes!

I remember the day I made these waffles. It was early September and I let Art know that even though it was September I refused to share these waffles on the blog until October. I was going to share them on October 1st but a few editorial changes later they didn’t get posted until now.

These waffles are warm in flavor and fit in perfectly with the cool weather and fall foliage. I really think the best thing about these beauties is that they are are not just full of pumpkin and chocolate chips but they are also full of brown butter.

Oh nutty delicious brown butter. How I love you so.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles: Nutty brown butter combined with pumpkin and dark chocolate chips. Ready in just 25 minutes!

Since you all love me I know you are used to my crazy story telling. As I was typing Art’s surgeons came out and let me know that his surgery was a success! He is officially stone and nephrostomy tube free!

That means I can leave this post on a happy note.

{Happy sigh}

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles: Nutty brown butter combined with pumpkin and dark chocolate chips. Ready in just 25 minutes!


Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles

These brown butter chocolate chip pumpkin waffles are the perfect sweet way to start your day. Packed full of melty chocolate, nutty brown butter and delicious pumpkin.

Yield: 6 waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Chocolate sauce, for topping
  • Maple syrup, for topping

Source: Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod


In a medium sized skillet set over medium heat melt the butter until it starts to foam and you see golden brown specks in the butter. You will also notice it will start to smell nutty.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt.

In a large sized mixing bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla bean paste, pumpkin puree and cooled brown butter.

Add dry ingredients into wet and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray and cook waffles according to waffle iron directions.

Top cooked waffles with your choice of whipped cream, chocolate sauce or maple syrup.

32 Responses to “Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 15, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I can definitely understand those feelings while Art is in surgery! Thinking about you today and hoping for a speedy recovery!!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — October 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Glad the post ends on a happy note! Waiting for a loved one to come out of surgery is just the worst. I hate those feelings of helplessness. But browned butter makes everything better…love these gorgeous waffles! Glad everything went well.

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — October 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I will gladly start any morning with these beauties!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt — October 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Best of luck while Art is in surgery and I hope there is a quick recovery.
    These waffles are GORGEOUS! Sorry for the caps but I love waffles too 🙂

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

    So glad that Art is fine and stone free. I’m relieved for both of you! Now, go celebrate by making him a giant stack of these amazing sounding waffles!!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Oh girl, I need to make these immediately! LOVE the browned butter..and the chocolate chips..and the pumpkin. GAH! Also…random, but what kind of waffle maker do you have? Your waffles look P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — October 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Aw hon! I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through but so glad it all worked out! I hope Art is recovering well and feeling much better. Your waffles look insanely gorgeous! xo

  8. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I hope Art recovers quickly! And that he’ll get something amazing likes these waffles as soon as that’s possible. 🙂

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I will definitely be praying for a fast recovery for Art! I mean, he needs to so he can eat these INCR-EDIBLE waffles! There is so much goodness here, I almost can’t handle it! Pinned!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Hooray for Art’s successful surgery!!! Thank goodness! and Brandi, you can totally pull off poetic. These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles are brilliant.

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    Heather // girlichef — October 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

    That’s awesome news, and totally deserving of a waffle celebration! These do look amazing…ummm….brown butter + pumpkin + chocolate? duh! 😉

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    Cookin Canuck — October 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    It’s hard to be the one sitting in the waiting room. For those of us who need to be in control (ahem, me), it is a place completely devoid of control. I’m glad his surgery went well. And these waffles? You outdid yourself!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — October 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    This is too good. And a great way to celebrate good news. I want a huge stack of these. Pinned.

  14. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Yay for a successful surgery! I can’t even imagine sitting around waiting for my husband to come out of surgery. I’d be a mess!

    These waffles look delish! You can’t go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate!

  15. #
    Kristen — October 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I am in awe of how gorgeous these photos are!

  16. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Prayers for a great recovery for Art! What delicious looking waffles! As always, your photos have blown me away.

  17. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — October 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    So happy to hear your hubby is doing well! These will surely make him happy when he gets home!

  18. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — October 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Surgery is scary! Even if it’s something minor. Honestly I’m glad I’m the one who has had so many surgeries rather than having to watch my husband go through it. Ugh. Hope he recovers quickly!
    And these waffles. DREAMY!!

  19. #
    Ginny McMeans — October 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I am so glad that Art is out of surgery and is doing well. It is always nerve wracking when someone is in the operating room. You did very well. Also, your pumpkins are gorgeous and I really understand holding onto the pumpkin recipes until it is appropriate. 🙂

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I’m sorry to hear Art had to have surgery, I hope everything went ok. I could devour an entire stack of these pumpkin waffles, I can taste the brown butter now!

  21. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These waffles are absolutely stunning. Almost and I mean almost too pretty to eat.

  22. #
    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet — October 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Wow! Perfect fall comfort food! And beautiful too!

  23. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — October 15, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Need. These. In. My. Life.

    I hope Art’s ok and feeling better! Form what I hear, kidney stones suck big time.

  24. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Glad to hear the surgery went well! Here’s to a speedy recovery and no more stones : ) And wow, these waffles look amazing. Pinned for later.

  25. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — October 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I am not sure I could keep it together as well as you did and write a post! So glad it all came out well!

  26. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 16, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Wishing your hubby a fast and speedy recovery!! These waffles look seriously incredible!

  27. #
    lauren Kelly Nutrition — October 16, 2014 at 9:42 am

    So happy your hubby is recovering and everything went well. Of course that is nerve-racking! Love these waffles, they look incredible!

  28. #
    Joanne — October 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Yay for a successful surgery! I would be a hot mess also, so I totally get it. I can’t wait to make these this weekend. The chocolate is such a perfect addition!

  29. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — October 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Considering the circumstances, I am not surprised this is the third revision of this post. Yikes Woman! All will be well. YES I too love waffles—a LOT.
    So thanx for a new way to fix them.

  30. #
    Meseidy — October 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Glad to see you husband is recovering! I am sure waffles would do the trick. 😀

  31. #
    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — October 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Those look positively decadent! YUM!


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