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Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

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 YIELD:5 servings


  • 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 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 10 waffles.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 554 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 185mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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roni20886 User ID: 8689859 245752
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6100887 163232
Reviewed 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."

shaunaj68 User ID: 2239957 142708
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2105828 210336
Reviewed 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."

JennMooney User ID: 5457092 103605
Reviewed 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!"

Wasfat User ID: 5988223 181373
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"This is definitely tomorrow's breakfast."

pjdossett User ID: 4529063 142707
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Definitely delicious! We love these!! Make them frequently!"

ghttogrl User ID: 1536946 210335
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Yum!! My family loves them! I often use canned pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 159682
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"These were very plain tasting. They didn't taste bad, but didn't have much taste at all. I will try a different recipe."

moisarah User ID: 1155009 117422
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"The batter was very thick. A little complicated for a waffle recipe. I think this recipe would taste even better with dried cranberries instead of pecans."

ghttogrl User ID: 1536946 176424
Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"These waffles were so fabulous!! I made them for dinner one night and my husband couldn't get enough! I made them with canned pumpkin because I didn't have any sweet potatoes."

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