Three plates of spiced sweet potato waffles with maple syrup and berries on a grey background.

Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potato waffles - make your waffles healthier by adding sweet potato! These delicious waffles are light and crispy with a lightly spiced sweet flavour and the added benefits of sweet potatoes and wholemeal flour.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Domestic Gothess


  • 125 g (1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 125 g (1 cup) wholemeal flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250 g (1 cup) mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) sunflower oil
  • 60 g (1/3 cup) light brown soft sugar
  • 360 ml (1 1/2 cups) milk (I used soy)
  • 2 large eggs separated


  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F/gas mark 1 and place a baking sheet in the oven. Sift together the flours, baking powder, spices and salt and set aside.

  2. Place the mashed sweet potato in a large bowl and whisk in the oil and brown sugar followed by the milk and egg yolks. Stir in the dry ingredients.

  3. Place the egg whites in a large, spotlessly clean bowl and whisk with an electric mixer until they just form stiff peaks.

  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter, being careful not to knock out too much of the air.

  5. Brush the waffle iron generously with oil then use a ladle to portion in the waffle batter. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturers instructions (all waffle irons vary), or until golden. Carefully transfer the cooked waffles to the baking tray in the oven to keep warm. Re-grease the waffle iron and repeat with the rest of the batter.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: