Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

This sweet potato waffles recipe is, hands-down, my new favorite breakfast. I never liked sweet potatoes before I started eating clean, and even after 3 years of eating this way, I was still kinda on the fence.

But this recipe single-handedly tipped me over. It’s official, I’m totally, completely, head-over-heels in love with sweet potatoes. And the best part is there’s no added sugar! Top with a little unsweetened apple sauce to complete the dish. Positively amazing. In fact, I’m lucky there are any photos at all. These disappeared really quickly.

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

Note: These are admittedly a little complicated to work with on a waffle iron. If you don’t want to mess with it or you don’t have a waffle iron, you can just make little patties and cook them in a skillet. They’ll be more like hash browns that way. I just thought it was fun to do it on a waffle maker.

Leftover Sweet Potato Waffles

If you have leftovers, place them in a food-safe container with an air-tight lid and store in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, you can microwave these for a few seconds or you can reheat in a lightly oiled skillet.

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Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

Sweet Potato Waffles

Bring your morning waffle up to a whole new level with this delicious, grain free option!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 waffles (on a Belgian waffle maker)
Calories: 215kcal



  • waffle maker


  • 1 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes (peeled – about 2 large sweet potatoes)
  • 3 large whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil (in liquid state)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • unsweetened apple sauce for topping


  • Peel and grate your potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes in a layered cheese cloth and wring out any excess liquid.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Be sure to mix well so everything is well combined or it won’t cook properly on the waffle maker.
  • Cook in batches on your waffle maker the same as you would with regular waffles. Keep the waffles on the thinner side or they don’t cook well.
  • Remove from waffle maker, top with unsweetened apple sauce and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include apple sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 19465IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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  1. I would love to try these, but my mornings get so rushed. Has anyone had luck prepping the batter the day or night before?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – You could, yes. But this recipe needs a little bit of patience. Might be better left for the weekend the first time you make it.

  2. Going to whip up a batch tomorrow morning. I have been making “banana pancakes” (mashed banana+2 eggs+ cinnamon) and they are yummy but I’m a bit tired of it.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – Great! Let me know how you like them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I added a bit of honey and they were nice. I think I’d like them to be a bit more cooked, maybe they cook differently in my Mickey Mouse waffle iron. I think I will try microwaving them a bit, before putting them in the waffle maker. Part of me wants to try blending them to something a bit smaller than shreds.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Debs – Feel free to experiment! I don’t know how well a mickey mouse waffle iron will cook this. I have a heavy duty waffle iron. But if you think that making the potato bits small will help, feel free! Let me know how it turns out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I found you on Pinterest and followed your recipe/technique, except used smoked paprika, ground pepper and onion powder instead of nutmeg and cinnamon. I used them as “buns” for a California Club – chicken, bacon, sliced avocado and homemade mayo. It was absolutely amazing and I will be making these regularly. Thank you so much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Wow! That sounds incredible! So glad you enjoyed them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Elizabeth S. says:

    Could you kindly tell me how many calories are in one sweet potato waffle when cooked according to your instructions. Thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Elizabeth – I don’t provide that information any longer. However, MyFitnessPal.com has a very easy calculator you can use that will give you that information.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Can you freeze these? It made a LOT lol

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Elizabeth – Sure! But I would put a small piece of parchment between each on if you stack them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. don’t forget to leave them in the waffle maker till they quit steaming. i read that somewhere. and it works.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lucy – Nice tip! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Grated raw sweet potato correct?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bev – Correct. ๐Ÿ™‚