Pumpkin Beer Waffles with Sausage

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste make waffles even better and perfect for fall with pumpkin beer or ale and pumpkin puree.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4


tablespoon vegetable oil
bratwurst sausages (from 19-oz package)

Beer Maple Syrup

cup pumpkin beer
cup real maple syrup
tablespoons butter


2 1/3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
bottle (12 oz) pumpkin beer (1 1/2 cups)
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
tablespoons vegetable oil
tablespoons real maple syrup

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Cut into round slices; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup beer to a simmer over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup maple syrup and the butter; cook until butter is melted. Keep warm.
  • 3 To make waffles, heat waffle maker; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. In large bowl, beat all Waffle ingredients with whisk or egg beater until blended. Pour batter onto center of hot greased waffle maker; close lid.
  • 4 Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops and waffle is golden brown. Carefully remove waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • 5 To serve, cut waffles in half; stack 3 waffle-halves on each individual plate. Top with sausage and syrup.

Expert Tips

Use root beer for an alcohol-free version.

When choosing the beer, choose beer that is on the lighter side. A pumpkin ale or wheat beer works well.