Sweet potato waffles make a fun and delicious and easy breakfast recipe. Waffles are all the craze right now and this easy hash brown waffle recipe is crazy good! Make this sweet potato waffles recipe on a waffle iron and serve with sour cream, or add a fried egg on top!
Have you ever eaten savory waffles? I am all about waffles, and so are my kids. We have had lots of sweet waffles because...well, just because :-).
Did you know you can make delicious things with a basic waffle iron? I had no idea how much fun you could have!! This easy sweet potato hash brown recipe is going to be hard to resist!
I haven't tried making anything savory in my waffle iron because I wasn't sure how these would go over. You know how kids can be! I decided to keep it safe and use sweet potatoes.
Why these sweet potato waffles are great:
Not only is this sweet potato waffle recipe easy to make, but it is full of flavor. You can use them as a breakfast or make them mini, and they make a great appetizer! I love you can use the waffle iron for quick and easy cooking.
This easy hash brown waffle recipe is Whole30 compliant, paleo, vegan, and dairy-free too! If you love potatoes as much as we do, check out all of my delicious gluten free breakfast recipes.
- Sweet potatoes - You can use any type of sweet potato or yam. You can even use Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes!
- Curry and turmeric - You can go lightly or heavily in how much you use. Kids tend to like less turmeric.
I bought this waffle iron back in 2015, and it is still going strong. This waffle iron may be inexpensive, but it works really well!
Recipe step-by-step directions:
Step 1: Grate your sweet potatoes. I use a food processor to grate my sweet potatoes. You can also use this mandolin slicer. Make sure to dry the shredded sweet potatoes with a paper towel to absorb some moisture. This will help your sweet potato waffles hold together better.
It is really easy to shred a sweet potato! Just wash your potato, chop off the pointy end, and rub the sweet potato across the surface of the grater! For this recipe, you will grate 2 large sweet potatoes.
Step 2: Use a paper towel to squeeze out the extra moisture. Add in the spices and mix well. This step is important because the moisture can make your sweet potato waffles soggy.
Step 3: Spray olive oil onto the waffle iron to get a crispy finish to these waffles. You can use coconut oil or olive oil. Add the mixture to the hot waffle iron and close the lid to cook. The hash browns cook so quickly! So easy!
You can also fry the sweet potato hash in an oiled pan!! If you don't have a waffle maker, no worries! You can make more of a latke-style pancake with this shredded sweet potato mixture if you don't have a waffle iron. The delicious flavor would be the same, even the crispy edges!
More Delicious Waffle Iron Recipes:
Curried Sweet Potato Waffles
- 2 large sweet potatoes grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon curry
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- salt/pepper to taste
- Optional: sour cream and chives
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- Pat grated sweet potatoes down with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
- In a large bowl, combine sweet potato, oil, and spices.
- Mix well.
- Spray olive oil onto both sides of the waffle iron.
- Add ¼ cup of sweet potato mixture to the hot waffle iron.
- Close the lid and cook for 5-8 minutes.
- Lift the lid at 5 minutes to see if it is crispy yet.
- Cook longer if it isn't.
- Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- Be careful when you lift it out of the waffle iron so it doesn't fall apart.
- Serve warm.
- You can also fry the sweet potato hash in an oiled pan!! If you don't have a waffle maker, no worries! You can make more of a latke-style pancake with this shredded sweet potato mixture if you don't have a waffle iron. The delicious flavor would be the same, even the crispy edges!
- These waffles will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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I've never tried a salty but sweet waffles. This looks nice and interesting 😉
I'm sure to try it soonnnn xD
Thank you Natalie, I am so glad you like it 🙂
I love sweet potatoes! This recipe looks terrific and I can't wait to give it a try!
Thank you so much Debra, this is a fun way to add some flavor to breakfast 🙂
These look really good. I've never eaten waffles. 🙂
I hope you get a chance to try these. They are actually hash browns cooked in a waffle iron.
Tried the recipe. Loved the flavor, but couldn't get the potatoes to stick together in a pancake/waffle-like fashion. Any suggestions?
Hi Chris, Thank you for your note. I was trying to keep these really low carb. I made sure my waffle iron was really, really hot and I oiled it with coconut oil. Mine held together, but I was really careful removing them from the waffle iron. They would hold up better with some egg and a little flour. I hope this helps.
Such a wonderful idea! I will have to try this as I have a new waffle maker to experiment with!
I hope you like these Diana 🙂
What a fantastic idea! I've never made a savory waffle, but this one looks tasty!
Enjoy Renee 🙂