Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping Recipe
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Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping Recipe

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Ready in just minutes, these tender waffles have a wonderfully sweet and crunchy topping. What a mouthwatering way to get your family out of bed in the morning! —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup canned sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 457 calories, 28g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, brown sugar and spices. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, sweet potatoes, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  2. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans and walnuts. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve waffles with topping and syrup. Yield: 12 waffles.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p33

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ariel1963 User ID: 1684675 187534
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Love this recipe!!! We have beautiful - and overly bountiful - apple trees on our property and I peeled and cored, then chopped small and added on top of the waffles for an added zing. These waffles are also great served savory...I used this waffle recipe to serve chicken and waffles when my son and his friends came back home from college...BIG success!!"

Catholicwifeandmomkel User ID: 7375207 109916
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"I can't wait to make them. Looks like a fall favorite. The canned pumpkin is a great idea too!"

Megan_13 User ID: 4312162 187439
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Canned sweet potatoes and bisquick? No thank you."

redbirdgirl User ID: 4785198 186520
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"I would just microwave a sweet potato and then use 1 cup in place of the canned kind."

Susan1968 User ID: 4517726 171371
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"Does anyone have a "from scratch" recipe for these using fresh sweet potatoes?"

Sett User ID: 6747447 120740
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"These waffles were amazing! My whole family loved them!"

Bonfire14 User ID: 4589880 103730
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I used canned pumpkin instead and I didn't make the topping. just served with syrup. Very light fluffy and yummy"

JenfromFlag User ID: 2604063 190728
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"I made this for dinner and it was a huge hit and another huge hit the next morning for breakfast!"

wisfritz4 User ID: 5392174 106736
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Canned sweet potatoes are full of sugar. I microwaved a large, pealed sweet potato, mashed it and added as usual. 1 tsp Penzy's Apple pie Spice and 1/4tps Penzy's Crystalized Ginger makes them zing!"

Karen Joes User ID: 1390179 186519
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"question: How much swwet potato? a cup-or what size can??"

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