Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles are a great twist on plain ole waffles. They have great flavor with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. 

Sweet Potato Waffles

I was first introduced to Sweet Potato Waffles by the Granola Girl before she was granola. I didn’t think I would like them because I didn’t like sweet potatoes. But I wanted to be nice and eat what I was served.  I ended up loving them.  I asked her how she made them and she had used a mix. I started buying the mix. But after moving out of Texas, I’ve had a hard time finding it except on Amazon.  I ran out of the last bag of mix that I had and happened upon a recipe for them.

So I decided to make it myself. And since I have never read the list of ingredients on the mix, there might be preservatives in it. Homemade is always better, right? 🙂 The homemade version was much better tasting anyway. 

Sweet Potato Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 waffles
Author: Coffee With Us 3
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, oil,and vanilla.
  3. Combine the two bowls and mix until combined. Mix in the sweet potato. Mix to combine but don't over mix.
  4. Heat waffle iron. Pour 1/4 - 1/2 cup batter on iron and cook according to your waffle iron's directions.
  5. Top with butter, syrup, powdered sugar or your favorite waffle topping. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Puree
Author: Coffee With Us 3
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams.
  • Water
  1. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Add potatoes to medium sauce pan and add enough water to cover the potatoes by about an inch. Boil until potatoes are tender. Drain. Puree the potatoes in a food processor.
  2. You can freeze what you do not need. You will need 1/2 cup for the recipe above.


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