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sweet potato gingerbread waffles on a white plate with butter and syrup on top
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Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles

Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles with whole wheat flour, buttermilk, molasses, and gingerbread spices. These are perfect freezer waffles for make-ahead breakfasts. 
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 waffles
Calories 137kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sweet potato purée
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • butter or olive oil for the waffle iron

Instructions

  • Plug in your waffle iron and let it heat up while you're mixing up the waffle batter. 
  • In a large bowl whisk together sweet potato puree, eggs, molasses, and olive oil. 
  • Place a sifter over the wet ingredients, and sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves directly on top of the wet mix.
  • Use a silicon spatula to mix the dry ingredients down into the wet. Do not over mix. 
  • Let the waffle mix stand for 10 minutes while the waffle iron heats up.
  • Grease your waffle iron, if needed, and scoop ¼ cup of waffle batter into each section. 
  • If you're planning to freeze the waffles, cook them until just before golden brown and then remove to cool on a wire rack. 

Notes

*My whole wheat flour is really finely ground, so I recommend using whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour for similar results. 
**Every waffle iron is different, so the number of waffles you get will depend on the size of your iron. I got 12 squares out of a 2-square waffle iron, which fed 4-6 people quite well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2365IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.1mg