Sweet Potato Waffles With Pecan Maple Syrup

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes


January 2023

Waffles are a breakfast classic, and this seasonal spin is more nutritious because it’s made with white whole wheat flour and mashed sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A — important for vision, immunity, growth and development, and organ function.

Homemade mashed sweet potatoes are best. If you’re using canned sweet potato puree, decrease the milk to 3/4 cup.


  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (no warmer than room temperature)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup plain, full-fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • Maple syrup, to serve


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Waffle maker (Belgian or regular)


1. Prepare the batter.

First, heat waffle iron to medium.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter by microwaving it in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until it’s totally liquid.

In another large mixing bowl, whisk together butter, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, and yogurt. Beat eggs in a small bowl, then whisk them into the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently mix everything together with a spatula until combined — some lumps are okay!

2. Make the waffles.

Coat waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray. When waffle maker is hot, pour in the manufacturer-recommended amount of batter (usually 1/2 a cup for a 7-inch regular waffle maker and one cup for a 7-inch Belgian waffle maker). Close, cook, and repeat until the batter is gone.

3. Serve.

Top waffles with chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Kids Can!

  • Measure ingredients
  • Stir batter
  • Pour batter into waffle maker

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