Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

These spiced sweet potato waffles are the perfect winter breakfast. Like a tender, crispy sweet potato pie for breakfast, but with less guilt!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 490kcal
Author Stephanie Stiavetti


  • 2 medium (2/3-3/4 pound) sweet potatoes or yams peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 packed tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Drop in the sweet potatoes and boil over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well to combine completely and set aside.
  • Pour the wet ingredients – sour cream, eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter – into a food processor. Add in cooked sweet potatoes and pulse until you’ve got a smooth texture, making sure there are no lumps of sweet potato or sour cream.
  • Heat a waffle iron to about 350°F (176°C), which is usually midway between it’s hottest and coolest settings. (This can vary between waffle iron models.) Once the waffle iron is at the correct temperature – and not before! – add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, stopping as soon as there are no white lumps of flour left. Do not over mix.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle iron and close the lid, cooking until the waffle is as crispy as you prefer, usually 2-3 minutes. Carefully remove waffle from the iron and set it on a plate in the microwave or other warm place. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve on warm plates with butter and maple syrup.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 14000IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 3.1mg