Fall may be fleeting us, but that doesn’t mean we intend on giving up our fall pumpkin flavors just yet. Once we succumb to Christmas and all things winter, here in Ohio, we are in it for the long haul. So, while Christmas may be going up everywhere the day after Halloween (and maybe even in our own homes), there are some parts of fall we just aren’t ready to let go of yet. Our fall trip to Walt Disney World this year was a bit earlier than usual due to, well, a lot of things, and we didn’t really get to enjoy all the fall Disney treats we would have liked. Of course, we decided to just create our own, because why not?! We’ve been working on treats and movie nights all season long. But what about breakfast? What about those cute little Mickey waffles you can find everywhere at Disney?! Maybe Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles? Yes please.
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How to Make Mickey Waffles
In our attempt to keep this simple, especially for those of us who need a few cups of coffee before we have fully functioning brains, we decided to use Kodiak cakes as a base for these waffles. We love Kodiak cakes for a variety of reasons, and one of them is they’re packed with protein! No this post wasn’t sponsored by them (wouldn’t that be nice?) but we truly love this brand for easy pancakes and waffles. And when we don’t have time to make them from scratch, this is what we use.
Grab a Mickey Waffle Maker
We recently traveled to New England for a quick fall trip after our Halloween on the High Seas cruise and wow does New England know how to do a Pumpkin Spice pancake. And they use maple butter. With roasted walnuts. And local maple syrup. DIVINE. This is what pumpkin dreams are made of. Not having our own little local pancake house around here, we knew this was something we needed to try to recreate. It took a few tries, but we’re happy to report, these are pretty darn close. And why not add in a magical twist when you can. A taste of New England with a Disney theme?! Count me in.
It worked out perfectly too, because we had purchased a Mickey Waffle Maker for Mickey’s 90th birthday during a sale at our local Disney Store. So the timing was perfect. We also have a Basic Mickey Waffle Maker that’s budget and small-space friendly.
Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe
Ok, so how do we make regular waffles into pumpkin spice waffles? Basically, we just doctored the standard mix-up a bit and voila, perfect Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles! We love that you’re able to cut out the oil by using pumpkin, so while I’d be pushing to say these are “healthy” waffles. But we are happy to say that they’re at least a little bit healthier than your average waffle.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles
For the Waffles you’ll need:
- 1 c. Kodiak Cakes Mix
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Cloves
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 c. Milk or alternative milk)
Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles
- 1 c. Kodiak Cakes Mix
- 2 TBSP pumpkin puree
- 1 c. Milk or alternative milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of salt
- Step 1 Heat and prepare waffle iron
- Step 2 Mix all ingredients together until smooth
- Step 3 Cook in waffle iron for 3-5 minutes until golden brown
- Step 4 Enjoy!
For the Maple Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 c. Butter (salted or unsalted is fine- depends on your preference)
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Maple Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 c. unsalted softened butter or vegan butter
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Step 1 In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment or using an electric mixer, whisk all ingredients together until well combined and slightly fluffy.
- Step 2 For an airier texture mix longer until whipped
- Step 3 for a denser texture just mix until combined.
- Step 4 Place butter into an airtight container until ready to use.
For the Roasted Walnuts
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
To roast the walnuts, just toss the walnuts with a little bit of sea salt and bake at 375 degrees for 5-7 mins. Be very careful roasting nuts! They burn so easily and unfortunately, since few ovens are actually 100% calibrated, the bake time can vary greatly from oven to oven. Just keep an eye on them and you’ll be fine.
Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles Tips
A few tips on these waffles. The Maple Cinnamon Butter really makes a huge difference in the overall flavor. We don’t recommend skipping it! We do recommend, however, making it ahead of time and just keeping it in the fridge. Especially, so you’re not giving yourself a ton of work in the morning. It’s great on waffles, pancakes, pumpkin bagels, or any other carb you’re looking to add a bit of fall buttery goodness to. We do use a bit of a heavy hand with the spices, so if you like things a little lighter, feel free to use less spice.
And be sure to add a pinch of salt as it will really amplify the flavors here. Any type of milk can be used in this recipe. It may change the consistency just a bit if you use thinner alternative milk, but we tried several different alternatives (our favorite is oat milk) and they all worked just fine.
Disney Fall Recipes
And if you’re looking for more fall foods be sure to try our other cozy Disney Recipes for fall. We know that you will love this new fall favorite Disney Recipe as much as we do!
- Mickey Pumpkin Spice Scones- Disney at Home Fall Edition
- Pumpkin Spice Mickey Macarons
- Cinderella Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .