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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Toppings for sweet potato waffles instead of syrup?
- Mashed berries
- Powdered Sugar
- Apple Sauce
- Coconut Butter
- Nut butter or Nutella
How do you store leftover waffles?
- Refrigerate within two hours of cooking; cover waffles with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent drying out.
- 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.
How to freeze sweet potato waffles step-by-step:
- Cook your healthy whole wheat oatmeal sweet potato waffles and allow them to fully cool down.
- Place the dairy-free waffles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are fully frozen. This takes about two hours.
- Once the waffles are frozen, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Use a permanent marker to label the freezer bag or container. Don’t forget this step!
- 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
- 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
- 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!