Sweet Potato Waffles

I am a huge breakfast fan, and while I’m normally on team savory, once in awhile I enjoy something like these sweet potato waffles that are a hint sweet.

I especially enjoy that these sweet potato waffles are packed with fiber and vitamins A and C from the sweet potato, and also get a boost of fiber from the oats. And even though they’re a bit sweet, these are much lower in sugar (bonus!) than the traditional variety.

I also love that waffles get the little crispy edges, but are soft and fluffy on the inside. And the little crevices allow for little pools of maple syrup and catch the toasted pecans (or walnuts!). And if you’re not interested in adding syrup, I recommend a quick spread of nut butter.

These waffles can be prepped in advance and reheated all week, or they make for the perfect weekend breakfast. I promise they’ll make your weekend extra enjoyable!

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Sweet Potato Waffles

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove-Top


Waffles made from a cinnamon sweet potato batter.


  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup mashed or pureed sweet potato
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  1. Heat a waffle iron to medium heat.
  2. Place the dark brown sugar and oil in a medium mixing bowl; whisk until smooth Add one egg at a time and continue whisking until the mixture is pale in color. Whisk in the vanilla extract, sweet potato and milk until smooth.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Fold the dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray and add ¼ cup batter; spread the batter around evenly on the waffle iron, close the lid and cook until set. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Serve waffles immediately with pecans and maple syrup, if desired.


Cooking Tips: Use canned 100% pumpkin puree instead of sweet potato. To make this batter into pancakes, add a splash of milk to make the batter a bit looser.


  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 169mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

Keywords: waffle, waffles, sweet potato, sweet potatoes, breakfast, brunch


  1. KAYE MOORE on December 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm


    • Julie Andrews on December 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Awesome, Kaye! Enjoy!!

  2. Denise Staidl on December 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Sounds really good! Anxious to try!

    • Julie Andrews on January 1, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Let me know how you like them, Denise!

  3. Carol McDonald on January 2, 2020 at 7:41 am

    These look and sound delicious! My hubbie is a sweet potato fanatic…think I’ll surprise him with these one weekend morning! Thank you for sharing…

    • Julie Andrews on January 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      I think he’ll love them! Enjoy!

  4. Michael Telesky on January 2, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Will have to try this with a milk alternative and no egg to make it plant based. Will report back with how it turns out!

    • Julie Andrews on January 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  5. Tami on January 2, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Husband rated this a 11 out of 10!

    • Julie Andrews on January 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      That’s awesome, Tami! They are so very delish!

  6. Susan Holmes on January 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Can’t wait to try it, I love, love ,love sweet potatoes.
    Also, did I mention, I love sweet potatoes!!!
    Thanks for the recipe

    • Julie Andrews on January 4, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Ha! I feel the same way – I think you’ll be super happy with the waffles. They’re fluffy and flavorful and delish!!

  7. Monica Oliver on January 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    I will definitely try this. I love sweet potatoes and this will be a great way to start the morning.

    • Julie Andrews on January 4, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      I think so, too! Enjoy, Monica!

  8. Shalanda on January 6, 2020 at 7:45 am

    This seems like a healthy, delicious alternative. I cant wait to try(once I purchase a waffle iron :- )

    • Julie Andrews on January 6, 2020 at 9:30 am

      I think you’ll get good use out of the waffle iron once you try this recipe!! 😉

  9. Alixandra Weimann on January 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Was super easy to make vegan, instead, with a few small changes. Very delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie Andrews on January 27, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Awesome! So glad it worked out. 🙂

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