Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Sweet potato gives these waffles a nice golden peach color and wonderful flavour. They are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. Sweet potatoes provide almost half the recommened daily allowance of Vitamin C and two to five times the recommened amount of Beta Carotene!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and spices.
  2. In seperate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, sweet potato, oil and orange rind.
  3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients, stir together until just moistened.
  4. In a bowl with electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add sugar, beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold into batter; pour batter onto a heated nonstick lightly greased waffle iron.
  6. Cook until golden brown until waffle iron stops steaming, about 5 minutes.
  7. Yield 12 waffles.
  8. NOTE: These waffles freeze well; After freezing, just microwave them for about 30 seconds and pop them briefly into the toaster.
Most Helpful

I just got a new Belgium waffle maker and went in search of some recipes to try it out. I printed off five (out of over 900 posted here!). My husband said this one sounded the most interesting, so I tried it first. Yummmm! And they're a healthy version too. If you are used to using a boxed mix, this may seem like a lot of work. But it goes together pretty quick and is well worth the effort. Thanks so much for sharing. This one goes in my best loved file!

Lisa Gay May 12, 2012

AMAZING RECIPE! I made a homemade syrup with some of the puree, spices and pecan pieces! Favorite Belgium waffle recipe! My whole family loves them and is already asking me to make more for leftovers!

Lil cuties chef June 10, 2012

Wonderful, if you like yams.(Stay a way if you don't. They freeze well. I defrost them in the microwave and then put them in the toaster oven for a few minutes. They smell like thanksgiving. To top the waffles, I chop up some walnuts(or pecans) and just a dab of syrup. Yum. DH thinks melted marshmallows would be a perfect topper too.

cavedweller March 04, 2009