Sweet Potato Waffles

A Jerry James Stone Recipe


  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups flour ( 1 cup all-purpose, 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg whites (2 yolks reserved)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Jump to instructions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Clean the 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes by soaking them in warm water and then scrubbing them. Dry them, wrap them in tinfoil and bake them at 400 degrees F for about an hour, until tender. When done, let cool... unwrap and scrape the potato meat from the skin into a large mixing bowl, composting the skin.
    Baked Sweet Potato 1
  • Mash the sweet potatoes until mostly smooth. You can leave it a bit lumpy as it will just add some texture to the waffles.
    Mashed Sweet Potatoes 1
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of orange zest, and 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger. I'd show you a picture of this but it sorta looks like baby poop, so whisk it together and let's just move on, shall we?
  • In another mixing bowl (you're gonna have some dishes to do but it will be worth it!), whisk together the 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 ground clove, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg.
    Waffle Mix 1
  • Mix the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture and combine.
    Sweet Potato Waffle Mix 1
  • Next we are going to beat the egg whites. If you're a sadist, you might need a Kleenex for this next step... it's ripe old fun! This works best when the whites are at room temperature; they get stiffer. Yah, I said stiffer. Beat them in a stand mixer (or hand mixer) until they form peaks.
    Egg Whites 1
  • In parts, fold the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture.
    Fold Egg White 1
  • Now let's hella make some waffles, shall we? Using a warmed waffle iron, coat all sides with cooking spray and then add a heaping cup of waffle mix to the waffle iron. More or less depending on the size of your iron. Cook them per your equipment's instructions.
    Waffles 1
  • When they are done, you can top these with almost anything. They are a bit savory, more so than regular pancakes, so I topped them with crushed pecans and maple syrup. Then I motorboated the hell out of them!
  • Sweet Potato Waffle 2