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Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles

Photo: Katherine Flynn
Total time 10 mins

Serves 4 (two waffles per serving)

Crispy, yet soft, breakfast waffles are hard to beat. But add a sweet potato, and they become even more magical. This gluten-free dish is everything we love about Fall and morning meals rolled into one comforting recipe. We added warm spices and just a touch of sweetness with brown sugar and vanilla. We recommend topping the waffles with chopped pecans, good quality maple syrup, and unsweetened coconut flakes. The best part? A serving of two waffles is under 200 calories, while being packed full of vitamins from the wholesome ingredients.


  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup rolled, old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional toppings: maple syrup, chopped pecans, fresh fruit, and shaved coconut

Nutrition Information

  • calories 197
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 307 mg
  • calcium 90 mg
  • sugars 14.7 g

How to Make It

  1. Set waffle iron to preheat.

  2. Combine cooked sweet potato, oats, and almond butter in a blender. Blend until well combined.

  3. Whisk whole egg and egg white into almond milk. Add vanilla extract to the mixture.

  4. Pour egg and milk mixture into the blender with the sweet potato and oat base. Blend until well combined and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until fully pureed.

  5. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Use 1/3 measuring cup to pour batter into waffle iron. Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes. Let cooked waffles cool on a baking rack. Serve as is, or with any optional toppings you desire.

     Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles 1
    Photo: Katherine Flynn