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Sweet potato waffles stack with whipped coconut cream and pecans on top with a side of oranges. Next to the plate
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Sweet Potato Waffles

These sweet potato waffles are a simple low-carb breakfast idea. They are a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes, and each waffle is only 80 calories
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 161kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 large sweet potato cooked (about 3/4 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray


  • Set waffle iron to preheat.
  • Combine cooked sweet potato, and oats in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  • Pour egg and milk into the blender with the sweet potato and oat base. Blend until well combined, and add the rest of ingredients. Blend until fully pureed.
  • Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour 1/3 cup batter into waffle iron. Cook for 4-7 minutes. Let waffles cool on a baking rack.
  • Serve with whipped cream, maple syrup and pecans, if desired



Recipe: This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light 
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the batter up to 2 days in advance and have it ready to go to make waffles. 
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Any variety milk works well in this recipe. Feel free to keep it dairy-free with almond milk or coconut milk or use regular milk if you prefer.
  • To make it gluten-free, replace the all purpose or whole wheat flour with 2 cups of gluten-free oats .
  • To make it keto-friendly, substitute the flour and oats for almond flour.
  • To use what you have on-hand, you can actually make these using leftover sweet potato casserole or any other type of sweet potatoes you have. They will also work well with pumpkin puree! 
Equipment: I use my Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler. It's great and has so many uses!
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used. The serving size is approximately two waffles.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4730IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1.8mg