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Sweet Potato Waffles

Shavise Glascoe

By now you might have realized that I have a thing for sweet potatoes. I'm pretty much down to try anything if sweet potatoes are involved. Sweet potato biscuits, sweet potato fries, twice baked sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes in oatmeal, sweet potato churros, and of course sweet potato waffles.

I came across this recipe on Pinterest while looking for new waffle recipes to try. My excitement over red velvet waffles was dying down and I needed something else (something exciting and worth the time and trouble of putting together). A few clicks into my search, I found this great recipe. I must say that this is the best recipe for sweet potato waffles (trust me, I tried a few of the others and they were not good at all, like at all). This recipe was very straight forward, easy to follow and the finished product came out GREAT!

When preparing the waffles the first few times, I followed the instructions to the T. Once I got comfortable with the dish I started to play around with the flavor and topping options. Either way this is great for breakfast or brunch (or dinner, whatever you're into). A must make in my opinion. Enjoy.



  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 6 eggs (2 egg yolks reserved)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
  • 1/8 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Flavors to Try: Orange Zest, Freshly Grated Ginger, Bacon Thyme, Vanilla, Anise, Allspice, Dates

Toppings to Try: Baked Apple Slices, Pecans, Walnuts, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Seeds, Pears


  1. Clean the sweet potatoes and bake them at 400 degrees F for about an hour, until tender. You should be able to easily pierce through the potato. When the sweet potatoes are done and cooled down, scrape the potato meat from the skin into a large mixing bowl
  2. Mash the sweet potatoes until mostly smooth. It is ok if they are a little lumpy
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and 2 egg yolks
  4. In another mixing bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, ground clove, ginger and nutmeg
  5. Mix the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture and combine
  6. Next, beat the egg whites. Beat the eggs in a stand mixer or hand mixer until they form peaks
  7. In parts, fold the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture
  8. Using a warmed waffle iron, coat all sides with cooking spray and then add a heaping cup of waffle mix onto the waffle iron. Cook the waffles per your equipment's instructions
  9. Enjoy

Note: Recipe Adapted from Jerry James Stone