Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles

Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles

So, I know we’re well past “sweet potato season” (I’m pretty sure that’s a thing) but I just can’t get enough of these beta-carotene-packed babies!

Sweet potatoes are a year-round staple for me.

Another regular fixture in my diet is waffles. I mean, is there ever a time that isn’t ideal for eating waffles?!

Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

If your answer is yes, then you’re in the wrong place because here in #WhitsKitch, we looooove waffles.

Despite what you may believe thanks to Denny’s and Eggo, waffles can actually be an incredibly healthy breakfast option.

When made with whole-grains, healthy fat and lean protein, waffles are the complete package to fuel your bod for an energy-packed day.

I eat them every weekend — mainly using my trusty Gluten-Free Banana Belgium Waffles or Vegan Pumpkin Waffles recipes.

To add even more health-promoting power to this nutrient-packed breakfast, I frequently experiment, tossing random produce into the mix. This weekend, I went for the sweet potatoes.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Oat Waffles

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A from beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant, as well as vitamin B6, which is important for proper nutrient metabolism.

With just five grams of natural sugar per potato, they add an incredibly sweet flavor to these waffles.

I topped mine with blueberries, peanut butter, and the tiniest drizzle of maple syrup (1/2 tsp.) for flavor.

My husband loves all waffles equally, but he raved about these.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Waffles

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Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Waffles, Gluten-Free
Serves: 2
  • 1 Medium Sweet Potatoe (~1½ chopped or 380 g, pre-cooked)*
  • 1 C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 T. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 Packets Stevia (optional)
  • 1 Egg**
  • ¾ C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 T. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 T. Vanilla Extract
Optional Topping:
  • ¼ C. Blueberries
  • 1 T. Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp. Maple Syrup or Honey
  1. Cook sweet potatoes - either roasting for 45 minutes at 400 degrees or by piercing with a knife, wrapping in a wet paper towel, and microwaving for 6-8 minutes.
  2. Process dry ingredients - oats, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia - in a food processor or blender. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Process wet ingredients - sweet potato, egg, oil, milk, vanilla - in a food processor or blender.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with dry, and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Lightly coat waffle iron with cooking spray and pour batter into the iron. Cook according to waffle iron directions.
  6. Top waffles with fruit, nut butter, etc. Enjoy!
*You can use canned sweet potato puree but make sure to find one with no sugar added, preferably organic and BPA-free.
**Replace egg with a "chia egg" to make the waffles vegan = 1 tablespoon chia + 2 tablespoons water. Mix and sit for 3 minutes.
***Prep time reflects microwaved sweet potato.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe (3-4 waffles) Calories: 340

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Gluten-Free Banana Belgium Waffles


Cheddar + Chive Cauliflower Waffles


Vegan Pumpkin Waffles with Pumpkin “Nice Cream”

Healthy Sweet Potato Belgium Waffles made with oat flour, sweet potatoes, and whole healthy ingredients! Gluten-free - can be made vegan. #breakfast #waffles #healthyrecipesWant more healthy breakfast recipes?

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Weigh In: Are you still enjoying sweet potatoes post-holiday season? Have you tried Sweet Potato Waffles? What are your breakfast staples?



  1. I love making unconventional things with sweet potatoes too! These look fantastic come over and join meatless Monday
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  2. These looks AMAZING. Can’t wait to make them!!

  3. So glad you posted this – I’ve been drooling over them since I saw you post about them on IG! I have an extra sweet potato that needs to be used up, so I will definitely try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Next time I’m in LA, you’re making these for me.

  5. Hi! Can you please tell me what waffle maker you used? My iron can handle traditional batter, but ruins every attempt I make at being more creative. Judging from your pictures, you do not have this issue… Thanks!

  6. Florence says:

    I just attempted to make these. Were you supposed to blend the oats into flour? It just said mix, so I mixed them by hand instead of in a food processor. I did blend the wet ingredients with a hand blender. The waffles totally fell apart in the waffle maker, with the top stuck to the top half of the maker and the bottom half stuck to the bottom. I ate the scrapings and they left a slight burning sensation in my mouth — is it possible a tablespoon of baking powder is too much for this recipe?

    • Whitney English says:

      Hi Florence, I’m sorry you had trouble with the recipe 🙁 Yes, the oats are supposed to be blended or processed along with the rest of the dry ingredients, and then mixed with the blended wet ingredients. Try it that way and it should work. Also, I always use a full tablespoon and it works well for me. If it tasted weird though you could definitely try adding a little less – maybe half? Let me know if you try them again!

      • Marianne says:

        I had the same issue. They fell apart in my waffle maker. Bummer!

        • Whitney English says:

          Sorry to hear that, Marianne 🙁 It always turns out great in mine and I have friends and family who make it regularly too – so I promise it works! It could be your waffle iron… waffles that use alternative ingredients are harder to hold together than regular waffles with flour and eggs. It may be that you need a more high-powered iron? I have an All-Clad and it can literally turn anything into a waffle. Just a thought!

  7. I just made these. They do taste fantastic but I had the same problem as Florence with them sticking. I’m wondering if my sweet potato ratio wasn’t quite right. Do you know the exact weight measurement of sweet potato?

    • Whitney English says:

      Hi Christy,

      I’m sorry you had trouble with them sticking. Did you grease the waffle iron? I do not have an exact weight on the sweet potato. I usually just use an average 5 inch medium potato – or about 1 + 1/2 cup of chopped sweet potato (before you cook it). The next time I make them I will weigh it out and let you know!

    • Whitney English says:

      Hi Christy,

      I made the waffles this morning and weighed the amount of potatoes – it was 380 g, about 2 C. of cubed sweet potatoes. Hope that helps!

  8. Aren’t these yams not sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes are light in color. 😉

  9. So trying this out ! Looks so good

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