Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles

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These healthy sweet potato waffles are made with simple ingredients thrown together in a blender and cooked quickly in a waffle maker to have breakfast ready in minutes!

Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.

These blender waffles are soft-textured and perfect for babies and toddlers. They have natural sweetness from the sweet potato, but you can add in a little maple syrup for some added sweetness!

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What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these sweet potato waffles:

Ingredients to make sweet potato waffles.
  • Sweet Potato Puree: You can cook a sweet potato in the oven, slow cooker, or microwave!
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these waffles gluten-free.
  • Eggs: Used as a binder to help hold the waffles together.
  • Cinnamon/Nutmeg: Warm spices combination for added flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract: For added flavor to the waffles.
  • Baking Powder: Leavening agent to help the waffles rise.
  • Maple Syrup: For added sweetness.
Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. 
  2. Pour the batter into a preheated waffle iron and cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Grease the waffle iron if needed.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or as is!
Steps to make sweet potato waffles.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Egg: You may replace the egg with a flax egg. To make a flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture.
  • Oats: You may replace the oat flour with all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. I used old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe.
  • Nutmeg: You may replace the nutmeg with equal parts ground cinnamon.
Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.

Storage Instructions

Let the waffles completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months. You may reheat on low heat in a pan or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.

Recipe Notes

  • I use this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter.
  • Do not overfill your waffle maker with batter. The waffles will rise slightly during cooking and may not cook properly if overfilled.
  • You may need to spray your waffle iron with a little cooking spray depending on the type of waffle maker you have to prevent sticking. I love using this mini waffle maker or this multi mini waffle maker to make small eggo-sized waffles and no spraying is needed!
  • I usually prepare sweet potato puree by baking a sweet potato in the oven at 425 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until it is tender and then mashing it into a puree! If you are baking the potato, make sure to poke holes into the potato with a fork before placing it into the oven.
Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make the batter ahead of time?

You can make the batter ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 day, but I recommend cooking the waffles first and storing leftovers in the fridge/freezer for an easy grab-and-go breakfast option.

How do you know when the waffles are cooked?

If your waffle maker does not have a timer or doneness indicator, watch the steam coming out of the machine. Once the steam stops, the waffles should be done.

Can I stir in add-ins into the waffle batter?

Yes! Blueberries or chocolate chips work great as add-ins for these waffles.

Here are some other waffle recipes that you may like!

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Sweet potato waffles served with strawberries and blackberries.
4.84 from 12 votes

Sweet Potato Waffles

These healthy sweet potato waffles are made with simple ingredients thrown together in a blender and cooked quickly in a waffle maker to have breakfast ready in minutes!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 mini waffles

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a preheated waffle iron and cook according to your waffle maker's instructions. Grease the waffle iron if needed.
  • Serve with a drizzle or maple syrup or as is!

Notes

  • I use this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter.
  • Do not overfill your waffle maker with batter. The waffles will rise slightly during cooking and may not cook properly if overfilled.
  • You may need to spray your waffle iron with a little cooking spray depending on the type of waffle maker you have to prevent sticking. I love using this mini waffle maker or this multi mini waffle maker to make small eggo-sized waffles and no spraying is needed!
  • I usually prepare sweet potato puree by baking a sweet potato in the oven at 425 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until it is tender and then mashing it into a puree! If you are baking the potato, make sure to poke holes into the potato with a fork before placing it into the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 64.47kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.15g, Protein: 2.63g, Fat: 1.53g, Saturated Fat: 0.52g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.32g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.47g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 28.5mg, Sodium: 58.45mg, Potassium: 161.6mg, Fiber: 1.51g, Sugar: 2.14g, Vitamin A: 4540.6IU, Vitamin C: 4.58mg, Calcium: 49.58mg, Iron: 0.62mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hallelujah my extremely fussy 3 year old who has had the flu for 7 days now just said ‘yummy’ after the first bite. So so easy to make using the microwave for the sweet potato. I used quinoa flakes and GF flour as I can’t eat oats. Yay!!!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that your little one enjoyed these! And thank you for sharing your swap for the oats!😊

  2. 3 stars
    these were tasty enough but kept splitting when I opened my waffle maker
    they weren’t stuck on the outside on either side. not sure where I went wrong. I did sub milk for breast milk but don’t know if that would make a difference?

    1. Hi Nikkita! I’m so sorry that happened! I haven’t tried making these with breast milk so I can’t say for sure if that would cause any issues. What type of waffle iron did you use? Did you ensure that it was fully preheated before adding in the waffle batter? I’d suggest maybe adding a couple more minutes to the cook time to see if they firm up if give them another shot.

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy to make. I microwaved the sweet potato for 5 mins. I have a mini heart shaped waffle maker and this recipe gave me about 8 of them. Best part was that my son ate his + masked for more.

  4. 5 stars
    so simple and yummy! My toddler and I loved these. They did take longer to cook on my waffle iron than regular waffles but they came out great. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Made these for my toddler with pumpkin purée and added two teaspoons of maple syrup. These turned out so soft and tasty. Thanks for another winner.