Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

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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. Sarah C. Johnson says:

    Yay! They are grain free ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am so happy about that. I saw the post about this coming yesterday and hoped, but wasn’t sure. Thanks, and I will have to try this after my Whole30 is done.

  2. graciouspantry says:

    You could try. The egg really holds this together. That’s the main reason I used it. I doubt apple sauce would work. But maybe the banana? I think your best bet is to make these as pancakes. If you make any kind of change, you’ll really struggle with getting these out of a waffle maker.

  3. graciouspantry says:

    They are raw.

    1. Dorothea White says:

      Ah thanks I was wondering the same! These sound super yummy!

  4. Jackie Odom Smith says:

    this sounds yummy, and wheat free…I don’t have a belgain waffle iron so may try it in my reg. waffle maker…will try to make it single serving.

  5. This looks good. I wonder if it would go well with chicken. Sort of a play off of chicken and waffles? I think I will try it.

  6. I love the idea of sweet potato waffles. I have to admit I did not follow this recipe at all but it gave me a great idea of sweet potato pancakes because I already had sweet potatoes cooked and mashed in my fridge. And because I don’t have a waffle iron. Here’s what I did instead. I used 2/3c sweet potatoes and 1/3c eggwhites. I put in my blender. It was too thick so I added another 1/3c eggwhites. And cooked like pancakes. It good but I think next time I’ll add a little milk instead of more eggs. It made it more eggy instead of more pancakey. Thanks for all your ideas!

  7. Just made these for breakfast and they were yummy! I love sweet potatoes and have a bunch leftover from the garden…so glad to have a new way to use them! Thanks!

  8. I loved the taste of the potato waffles but I tried to make it in the waffle maker and even tho I sprayed Pam on it , it became all sticky and made a huge mess. Tried in a frying pan and didn’t turn out much better. BUT i still ate it anyways…

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Hmmm… was the waffle iron non-stick?

  9. I will have to try these. great easy idea, and I love your video!!! helps visually make it easy to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. After making the recipe the first time, I notice I made a few mistakes while making it. I had swapped the coconut oil with applesauce, and my sweet potatoes were cooked. No wonder it made a mess. Will give it another shot!! Thank you everyone for the feed back. Vicky

  11. Could I use organic canned sweet potato puree to make this recipe faster and if so, how much? Hoping a whole can. . . thank you.

    1. Depends on the size of the can. I would say you want at least 1 1/4 pounds. So judge that by the ounces on the can.

  12. Hello! Is there an easy way to convert these into pancakes? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Any suggestions for an egg free version? I don’t do eggs, I know that you are using them to hold them together. Just curious.

  14. I made this today ..hubby loved them. They tasted good except I’m not crazy about the taste of coconut oil next time I will used ghee

  15. Oh this is brilliant. I’m adding pecans and topping with whipped coconut cream!

  16. I just made these this morning. Some thing that would have been helpful would be a picture or description on what the batter is supposed to look like and the consistency.
    I went ahead and grated my sweet potatoes with a fine grater instead of a regular size grater with my food processor because its not mentioned either way in the recipe. My thinking was that if its grated smaller it would cook faster and more thoroughly. Then after following the recipe exactly, the batter seemed really dry, and the first waffle turned out more like sweet potato hashbrowns that had been cooked in a waffle maker, than a waffle.
    So I added 3 more eggs, and another 2 Tbs coconut oil and that did the trick. I think since I grated the sweet potatoes with a fine grater, it created more surface area for the wet ingredients to get lost and soaked up in. Once I added more wet ingredients, they ,turned out brilliantly and were very tasty!
    Thanks! Its a great waffle idea and so yummy with apple sauce!

    1. Karen B – I don’t think the size would matter. Sounds more like maybe the potatoes themselves were a bit on the dry side.

  17. stephanie says:

    I don’t normally comment on recipes, but this one was fantastic! At least from what I got to taste, my two year old stole mine after scarfing his down in seconds! It makes me feel good that he didn’t eat a bunch of flour. This will be a staple in our home. Easy, and I had no trouble at all with my waffle iron. Thank you! I’m going to make them again this morning.

    1. Stephanie – Thanks for the feedback! 2 year olds are tough critics. I’m honored!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. 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. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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. 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™‚

  21. 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!

  22. 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. 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.