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sweet potato gingerbread waffles on a white plate with butter and syrup on top

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



  • 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


  • 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. 


*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. 


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