Sweet Potato Waffles

5 from 4 reviews



1 medium sweet potato (89 ounces weight)

1 orange

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or buckwheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


Cut up the potato and cover with water either in a small pot or microwaveable bowl. Boil until tender, or microwave about 3 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Zest 1 teaspoon zest from the orange and put into a medium bowl.

Add the melted butter. Peel the sweet potato now and add the guts to the bowl. Mash until smooth. You should get about 1 1/2 cups mashed potato.

Juice the orange to get 2 tablespoons orange juice and add that, too. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix it up. Use an immersion blender to make it even smoother if your kid hates “chunks”. Beat in the egg.

Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix quickly until incorporated.

OIL YOUR WAFFLE IRON. Even if it’s nonstick like mine. The sugar in the sweet potatoes makes these waffles super delicious, but it also sticks to the iron.

Cook by 1/2 cup batter over medium-low heat to get 4 waffles.


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