Breakfast/ Recipes

Sweet Potato Waffle Recipe

Happy Sunday! I love Sunday mornings because I usually make a yummy breakfast and I’m so excited to share a sweet potato waffle recipe with you that I recently made! Today’s breakfast included two eggs, toasted whole wheat flax bread, and a super sweet, organic peach. (By the way, that whole wheat flax bread makes awesome toast. It’s so good with a little butter.)

These eggs were laid yesterday afternoon and I bought them about an hour after the egg (chicken loving, blanket crocheting) lady gathered them. Yes, they taste amazing and I can really taste a difference from the ones purchased at the store. The poke & spread method really allows the good flavor of the egg to shine.DSC_0920

I recently had some amazing sweet potato pancakes and I also just got a Belgian waffle maker. Well, I looked at a bunch of recipes online to break that waffle maker in and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I improvised. And it turned out pretty dang tasty. I think next time I might even double the spices and experiment with using all wheat flour or perhaps spelt in place of the all-purpose flour. (UPDATE: I haven’t yet tried this with gluten-free flour, but I plan to!)



Sweet Potato Waffles

Makes about 2.5 large, round Belgian waffles

  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ground cloves
  • 1/8 t ground ginger
  • 1/8 t allspice
  • 2 T chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c pureed sweet potato (1 medium sized potato)
  • 1.5 T oil
  • 1 t orange rind (optional)
  • 1/2 T sugar
  1. Wash sweet potato, poke a few holes in it and microwave until tender, 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, spices, and nuts.
  3. Scoop sweet potato out of skin and mash enough to measure 1/2 c.
  4. Combine sweet potato with egg yolk, milk, oil, and orange rind.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix.
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg white with the 1/2 T sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter.
  7. Spread into your heated waffle maker and cook away!

Suggested toppings: butter, coconut butter, almond butter, pure maple syrup, extra nuts, extra cinnamon.

Approximate stats: 410 calories, 16 g fat, 2.8 g saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 56 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 12 g protein




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  • [email protected]'s Going The Distance

    CREME BRULEE!!!!!!! I think you know my choice 🙂

    Also, I really want a waffle maker! Those sound fab, lady 🙂

  • Ashley

    Your breakfast looks like PERfection!!! I got rid of my waffle maker when we moved…so dumb!! It was sitting out and the donation truck came and I didn’t feel like packing ANYthing else, so off it went. LOL. At least it was a hand me down.

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh

    Those waffles look AWESOME! I have wanted waffles for forever – I really need to get a waffle iron ):

    I’ve always wanted to get a frozen hot chocolate, but every time I go to NYC I forget!! Terrible of me, I know. I’ll get there one day.

    Blueberry Lemon Creme Brulee please!!

  • Lauren

    I know, aren’t farm fresh eggs just so much better! I will never be able to go back.

    Those waffles sound amazing!! I love homemade waffles, but homemade sweet potato waffles….now that’s something to celebrate!

  • Bekah @ runtrackmind

    Wow! What a fantastic breakfast then the Sweet Potato Waffle…heaven.

    I read that article on the deadliest sweetner earlier this week and was so outraged at the makers of Aspartame…what will they do next? UGH 🙁

  • Claire

    I am sure those eggs were amazing! I haven’t had eggs in so long but if they were just hatched and ethically raised chickens…um, yes please! That bread is something I can’t wait to make but I would love to see the scone recipe!

  • highonhealthy

    I got a mini waffle maker for Christmas 2 years ago but before I could test it out.. I kind of lost it. I’m sure it’s around somewhere.. it better turn up because I want to make a sweet potato waffle!

    I’ve never tried frozen hot chocolate but I’m thinking about trying to make some tonight. 🙂

  • Katie Heddleston

    Those eggs look delicious! I would like the Blueberry Scone recipe first since lemon and I are not friends!

  • Rowie

    Your waffles look sooo good! I had never thought of incorporating sweet potatoes into breakfast before! I’m also super jealous of your cocao nibs! I keep seeing them on everyones blogs, and i WANT some! Next time i go to town they will be mine!!!

    I’d love to see that creme brulee recipe! Yum!

  • Courtney

    Come visit and make me a sweet potato waffle…please?

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter

    Mmmm blueberry scones are always fantastic!

  • Katie

    Mmm, I’m going to have to break out my waffle iron! Yum. And I’d love the blueberry scones recipe. 🙂 I”m a sucker for scones.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]

    That pic of you canoeing is too cute! Is that recent?

    • Teri

      No, that’s from last summer. But I’m trying to add more pictures into the rotation and that one just makes me smile. 🙂

  • Jessica Storlie

    Go Twins!! 😀

  • Jessica @ How Sweet

    Thanks for the link! 🙂

    And I’m going with the creme brulee. Yum!

  • Kat (Bubble Gum Gym Kat)

    Crème Brulee all the way!

  • Lele

    People keep posting DELICIOUS LOOKING WAFFLES lately! I know I couuuuld get a waffle maker (I see them for really cheap at Goodwill- I think people get them for wedding presents and just never use them) but I am kind of scared at my lack of counter space. But oh my God that looks so good!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries

    Your Sunday breakfast looks beautiful!! And I am saving that waffle recipe 🙂

  • Michal

    Blueberry scones pleeeeeeaaaassseeee! 🙂

  • [email protected]

    I loved the movie Serendipity, but never had the actual frozen hot chocolate myself. I have been to NYC several times and have somehow missed out. It’s on the Bucket List.

  • Cole

    I work at a Waldorf Astoria Hotel in South Florida, and we have a Serendipity in our hotel. This is very very bad and very very good….I get the frozen hot chocolates from my friends who work there all the time! They are so delicious!!

    • Teri

      oh man, SO jealous!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather

    Thanks for the waffle recipe! I can’t wait for the weekend to try it out 🙂

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health

    How dare you combine two of my favorite foods like that?! Sweet potato waffles = genius.

    I vote for blueberry scones 😀

  • Maddie

    Hi! I just found your blog today and it’s AWESOME! I love the recipes you post and it’s especially cool that you have nutritional information. There’s so many health blogs that don’t! It’s a double bonus that your writing is so much fun to read. Thanks!
    p.s. I love your dog 🙂

    • Teri

      oh yay! I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog! And I’m glad you find the nutritional info helpful.

      Thanks for visiting!

      p.s. I love my dog too. a LOT 🙂

  • Cookie and Kate

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw the title of this post. I LOVE sweet potatoes. Love love love them! And waffles, too, of course. Can’t wait to try them with whole wheat pastry flour!

  • Katie @ OhShineOn

    This recipe looks delicious! If only I had a belgian waffle maker! #poorcollegegirlproblems

    • Teri

      They are the BEST!