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Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles | Dairy-Free

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Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles are dairy-free and made with whole wheat flour, sweet potato, oats, and other whole-food ingredients to keep this recipe healthier than most. Drizzle with your favorite nut butter and a little fruit for a delicious breakfast!

top view of sweet potato waffles on a white plate next to sliced bananas and diced sweet potatoes

If you were a fan of these Healthy Oatmeal Banana Waffles, prepare to be blown away by this sweet potato version!

It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite when it comes to bananas or sweet potatoes in baking, but these sweet potato waffles are my absolute favorite waffle recipe.

There, I said it!

top shot of sweet potato waffles topped with a drizzle next to banana sliced up

I think I’m biased because when Michael and I went to the beach in college, we would always go to a breakfast spot that had the BEST sweet potato waffles.

This recipe brings me back to that place so naturally, it has to be my personal favorite. 🙂

It’s always special when food brings back memories, isn’t it?

These waffles are fluffy, crisp, and naturally sweet! Let’s get baking!

 Sweet Potato Waffles next to a fork and knife, a ramekin of syrup, and a cup of diced sweet potatoes

What you need to make Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Waffles

Whole Wheat Flour: You can use regular whole wheat flour, but  I love this specific whole wheat pastry flour. It makes the waffles extra light and fluffy. I haven’t tried all-purpose flour, but I think it would work perfectly fine.

Oats: I used whole rolled oats, not instant oats. If instant oats are all you have, feel free to use them! I would not use steel-cut oats.

Sweet Potato: I prefer roasting my sweet potatoes. You can roast your sweet potatoes by baking them in the oven at 450F for 45-55 minutes depending not the size. Allow them to cool and remove the skin before mashing them with a potato masher, fork, or in your food processor.

I use a food processor to puree the sweet potato. Allow it to cool completely before adding them to the recipe. You may want to prepare them the day before.

Egg:  I have not tried making this recipe using flax eggs or chia eggs. If you are vegan and give it a try, please let me know how they turn out in the comments below!

Almond Milk: Feel free to use any milk you have on hand if you are not vegan or dairy-free.

Maple Syrup: You can substitute maple syrup for honey or agave nectar.

Others: Baking powder, cinnamon, cooking spray, salt, and your favorite toppings! I added peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips to mine.

You will also need a food processor or mixing bowls and a waffle maker. I have this teal mini-waffle maker and I’m obsessed. Who doesn’t love mini food, right!?

two plates of waffles made with sweet potatoes next to syrup and dish towel

Healthy Sweet Potato Waffle Toppings

Fruit: Chopped banana is my favorite add-in for most waffle or pancake recipes. They add a natural sweetness and soft texture that I love! You could also add strawberries or blueberries.

Chopped nuts: Pecans, almonds, and walnuts are my favorite nuts to add to waffles. They keep their crunch and I am all about a good crunch!

Chocolate chips: I like these no-added-sugar ones from Lily’s Sweets. I use them in my No-Added-Sugar Banana Bread recipe and most of my other muffin recipes.

Cooked bacon: I am all about a sweet and savory combo, so adding salty, crunchy bacon to sweet potato waffles with a little maple syrup is a delicious combination!

A nut butter or Nutella swirl: Place your batter on the hot waffle iron, add a dollop of nut butter or Nutella to the batter and give it a swirl with a toothpick or knife. When you open up the waffle iron you will have a gorgeous marble swirl!

Protein Powder: I haven’t tried adding protein powder to this exact recipe. If I were to give it a try, I would remove a couple of tablespoons of flour and replace it with a scoop of protein powder. If you give this a try, let me know in the comments! You can find my favorite protein powders here!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Sweet Potato Waffles | Dairy-Free, Healthy Recipe

Toppings for sweet potato waffles instead of syrup?

  • Mashed berries
  • Jam
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Honey
  • Apple Sauce
  • Yogurt
  • Coconut Butter
  • Nut butter or Nutella

How do you store leftover waffles?

  1. Refrigerate within two hours of cooking; cover waffles with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent drying out.
  2. To freeze, place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle, then wrap waffles tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy-duty freezer bag.

You can store frozen waffles in the freezer for 3 months.

holding a plate of waffles next to bananas and sweet potatoes

How to freeze sweet potato waffles step-by-step:

  1. Cook your healthy whole wheat oatmeal sweet potato waffles and allow them to fully cool down.
  2. Place the dairy-free waffles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are fully frozen. This takes about two hours.
  4. Once the waffles are frozen, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  5. Use a permanent marker to label the freezer bag or container. Don’t forget this step!
  6. When reheating the waffles, you can use the microwave, toaster, or oven to reheat and enjoy.

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Healthy Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 Mini Waffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato Mashed/Pureed
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat waffle iron on medium to medium-high.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions, using about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle. Enjoy warm or allow them to cool and freeze for later!
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    My whole family loved these! I was a little skeptical with all the extra ingredients in it that I wouldn’t normally put in a waffle mix, but I really needed a high fiber meal the whole family would potentially like! Thanks for posting this recipe!

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