Sweet Potato Waffles

These sweet potato waffles are gluten-free thanks to gluten-free oats as a base. They are crispy on the outside and sweet and creamy on the inside, with just a hint of orange and spice.

sweet potatoes waffles
Photo: Jen Causey
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 small sweet potatoes (about 21 ounces total)

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups low-fat buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Maple syrup and toasted pecans for serving


  1. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork; place on a microwaveable plate and microwave on High until just tender, about 10 minutes. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for 5 minutes. Peel the sweet potatoes, discarding skins; place the flesh in a medium bowl and mash with a fork (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). Let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Process oats in a blender until finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt; process until combined, about 10 seconds. Add the sweet potatoes, eggs, buttermilk, oil, orange zest and vanilla; process until combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender as needed (the batter will be thick but pourable).

  3. Preheat a waffle iron to high; coat with cooking spray. Spoon on about 3/4 cup batter; cook until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Repeat the process with cooking spray and the remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup and pecans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
8g Fat
32g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Vitamin A 13072IU 261%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Vitamin D 21IU 5%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 394mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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