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Sweet Potato Waffles

Cardamom and pecans really make the flavor of these special sweet potato waffles stand out. I make them when I have leftover sweet potatoes. —Mickey Turner, Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    10 waffles


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamom and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sour cream, sweet potatoes, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with syrup.

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  • roni20886
    Mar 21, 2016

    My family loves these waffles. I also use 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of Allspice and 1 teaspoon of pure Vanilla extract. Much more flavor.......

  • chilipower
    Jul 13, 2013

    I had high hopes for this recipe. However, the batter was too thick for waffles and the flavor was sorely lacking. Wont be making this recipe any time soon.

  • brady525sarah
    May 9, 2013

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  • shaunaj68
    Jan 9, 2013

    My whole family loved them. My son and husband do not like sweet potato but they both enjoyed these waffles. I served them with smoked salmon and warm brie.

  • joy2bmom
    Nov 5, 2012

    My family loved this (kids age 10 & under)! I substituted cinnamon & nutmeg for the cardamom & coconut oil for the butter, and skipped the pecans (my kids like nuts plain, but not usually in things). Turned out great & I'd make them again.

  • jeanann35
    Sep 8, 2012

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  • rotberg
    Nov 7, 2011

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  • Marjade
    Oct 24, 2011

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  • JennMooney
    Oct 23, 2011

    Very yummy! I used pumpkin in place of sweet potatoes and replaced the cardamon with Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Will defiantly try with sweet potatoes next time!

  • garkv07
    Oct 22, 2011

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