Sweet potato waffles

Start your morning with these hearty sweet potato waffles. A perfect breakfast for the cooler mornings of fall.

Pending the results of a radon test, we sold our house.

In 3 weeks.

After not expecting to at.all.

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The back story on this is that we were starting to look at property to buy to build the house we want to live in for the next 20 years (now that we know we’re staying in NY given Ulysses’ job). But then we were like “well, we don’t even know that we can sell our house so what’s the point in exploring property right now? Let’s throw it on the market and see what happens.”

So we did.

And unlike previous purchases and sales, we were really emotionally detached from this process. We set an asking price, we set a minimum we would accept (not far below asking at all) and we said “ehh, if it sells, it sells.” The house we’re currently in is a great house and we’d be fine staying here if it came to that.

But it didn’t. In 3 weeks we had 7 showings and 1 offer. It was a bit far from the minimum we set but we just told them our bottom line from the get go and they met it. I swear it’s like we were on an episode of house hunters or something because real estate transactions just don’t work out like this unless they’re on tv.

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So this is all great and stuff except for that one minor detail of having nowhere to live come 40 days from now.

Enter 5 days of total scrambling, scouring properties online and trying to figure out what our best next (temporary) move is. In all likelihood, we’ll need a place for at least a year as we find property, buy property, get plans, get permits and build a house. If it were up to me, we’d just rent something like normal people. However, my husband likes to make things way more interesting and throw offers on investment/rental properties that need at least a month’s work of renovation before they could pass for “livable”. So that’s where we’re at, most likely buying something with the long term plan of renting it out, but the short term plan of renovating it and living in it.

Want to know what all this means to me?

I’m downsizing my kitchen. Bedrooms? Couldn’t care less what size they are. If they fit a bed they’re good by me. Bathrooms? As long as they’re not all gross and moldy…good. Kitchen? Am I going to have room for my restaurant grade Belgian waffle maker? Because these are the things that matter in life.

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If I have to forego these sweet potato waffles for a year of my life due to kitchen size restrictions, I’m going to be pissed because yes, they are that good.

Serves 2     adjust servings

Sweet potato waffles

Cook Time 10 min Prep Time
Preparation 5 min Cook Time
Total Time 15 mins Total Time

Start your morning with these hearty sweet potato waffles. A perfect breakfast for the cooler mornings of fall.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked, skin removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond milk


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (everything through the nutmeg).
  3. Whisk together all the other (wet) ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
  5. Pour the batter (it will be thick and you'll need to spread it out with a spatula) onto the waffle iron and cook according to the directions on your waffle.


  1. Emily

    You know what I love best about this? No tapioca or potato starch…it seems like most gf recipes I come across call for one or both of those ingredients and I would rather eat flour and deal with the consequences than use either of those ingredients in my recipes. Thanks for a great waffle recipe!

  2. Jo @ Living Mint Green

    Congrats on selling your house, and my condolences are with you regarding the downsized kitchen. What a tragedy!!!

    These waffles look great – I wish I had almond flour so I could make them for breakfast this morning. I totally woke up in a waffle mood.

  3. Kari@Loaves n Dishes

    Congrats on selling your house! I actually kinda like moving. Not the packing, unpacking, and cleaning; but the house hunt and the decorating. I hope you have room for the waffle maker cuz these waffles are the bomb…mmm mmm mmm sweet potatoes and maple syrup!

  4. DessertForTwo

    Wow! You are so lucky! My husband & I always comment on how smoothly real estate transactions go on tv vs. the real life. But y’all lucked out! I think it means it’s meant to be.
    We just found out we’re moving again, and now we have to sell the first house we ever bought together. Le sigh. But, we’re unattached because if it won’t sell, our company will buy it from us at market value. Not the best deal, but at least it’s something to rest on.
    I love these waffles! :)

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  7. leigh

    These look delicious and a change from the banana pancakes I have been making for the family. Because I don’ t have a waffle maker, can make them as pancakes? Thanks

  8. Susan

    Congratulations on selling your house! My last transaction, when I sold my condo after I got married went about that smoothly. I’m glad yours did, because they can be a real hassle at times.

    This waffle recipe looks that good! I would have to cook them as pancakes (I hope that would work) because I don’t have a waffle iron and have no intention of getting one, for many reasons, not the least of which is storage space. I’m looking forward to trying them.

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  14. Heather Culpepper

    Hey there,

    I am writing a story for a local women’s magazine here in Florida called Bella. My objective is to introduce our readers to the Paleo Diet and I wanted to provide an example of a sweet treat. This clearly fits the bill and looks amazing! May we use this photo in our article with credit to your website?

    Thank you,
    Heather Culpepper

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Hi Heather- thanks for reaching out! Yes, you can use the photo with credit. Please do not replicate the recipe in it’s entirety however. Thanks!

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  21. Nicole F.

    Just curious if anyone has actually made this. I tried it this morning and they fell apart miserably. Had to abandon ship and use another waffle recipe because these fell apart so much I could get them out of the iron without a scrub brush. Any tips?

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Hi Nicole- sorry you had trouble with the recipe. Did you make any substitutions or follow it as written? I’ve made these so many times (again last week actually) and never had an issue with them falling apart. Did you grease your waffle iron?

      1. Nicole F.

        Thank you so much for the reply! I followed the recipe to the letter and greased my iron. The batter was thick just an you had mentioned so I didn’t suspect anything had gone wrong until trying to remove the waffles. I tried cooking the second waffles longer just in case they were under done in the middle but same result. Do you melt to coconut oil? Is the sweet potato perfectly smooth? Like food processor smooth? I REALLY want to try this again but fear similar results. :(

        1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

          Yes, the coconut oil should be melted and the sweet potato pretty smooth, I didn’t use a food processor but there shouldn’t be any chunks or anything. Are you using a regular waffle maker or belgian?

          1. Nicole F.

            Perfect! Enough of a difference for me to try it again. I didn’t melt my oil and I just mashed my sweet potato into the “wet” ingredients so I would say it was pretty lumpy when done. Thanks for your time and help! :)

          2. Marianne

            Gina!! I am looking into buying a waffle maker and am pretty lost about it. I saw your recipe and wonder which waffle maker do you use? do your waffles stick to the waffle maker?
            I’ve been reading reviews about a few of them, but none of them seem to quite function perfect or they take a process (like even throwing away the first waffle) in order to get to the perfectly-cooked waffle. HELP! lol. Graciaass!

          3. Running to the Kitchen Post author

            This is the one I have: http://amzn.to/2lq73RK My husband got it at BJs or Sams Club years ago, pretty sure he didn’t pay that much either (!!) I’ve never had sticking issues with it as long as I spray it before using. Throwing out the first waffle sounds horrible! You shouldn’t have to do that with any good appliance! In all my years of using it, maybe one time was a disaster but I’m pretty sure that was the recipe and not the waffle maker itself.

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  23. Amy

    I had the same misfortune. They fell apart as soon as I lifted the Belgian waffle handle. Maybe too much sweet potato in mine? Too starchy?

  24. Robyn Prusky

    AMAZING! My younger son doesn’t eat sweet potatoes, but he said he would try. He devoured them! He needs as many nutrients as he can get. Thank you SO much for this recipe. This is the first time I have rated one! I made them again to freeze.

  25. Tanya

    I am so frustrated, I am just trying and trying to take the waffles off my waffle maker, they stick to the sides and fell apart. The attempt to make pancakes fell as well. What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe to the t. Thanks in advance.

  26. Pascual Martínez


    Many calories are in each waffle?
    It is recommended for people with diabetes I?

    Thanks seems to me a delicious dish

  27. Rosemary Connelly

    Would it still work if I used regular unbleached flour and regular milk? I love the idea of sweet potato psncakes!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      not sure honestly, haven’t tried this recipe with those substitutions. Please let me know if you do!

  28. Michael

    Hi, Gina my family went through the exact same real-estate adventure!
    I’m Greek-born and I was eager to try this recipe. Well, I did, and the result was delish! Thanks much.
    Here’s what I did differently:
    1. Whipped the wet ingredients in a high-speed blender first to a smooth pulp.
    2. Added the dry mix and whirled away.
    3. Spooned batter onto a round waffle maker and voila! Yield: 3 round (8-inch) waffle sets.

    Poured 2 cups boiling hot water into the blender and whirled well to cook the egg in the mix leftovers. Added 2 tbs instant coffee, 2 cups cold water, and whipped everything into 1 awesome quart (4 cups) latte! Thanks again and again, Gina!

  29. Sharalee Smith

    I made these a few months back and we LOVED THEM!
    However…for some strange reason the last 3 TIMES I have tried making them they have stuck like crazy and not worked at all. Waaahhhhh. …so much waste!!!!
    I have worked with different amounts of sweet potatoe and kept everything else the same…I cannot figure it out!!


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