Is it just me or is pumpkin spice one of the most warming scents? I love making these pumpkin spice sweet potato waffles so much because they make the house smell amazing!
But, aside from their smell, they are much healthier than traditional waffles. And the health in this waffle is not sacrificing the taste. In my opinion, they’re even better than plain waffles!
Instead of all-purpose flour, I use white whole wheat flour. White whole wheat gives you more fiber and protein than all purpose flour. It is not as hearty as regular whole wheat flour, so it is a great substitute in cooking and baking! Other flours you could try are hearty whole wheat, buckwheat, and oat flour!
In place of regular sugar, I used coconut sugar. While coconut sugar is by no means a health food, it has been shown to have a lower glycemic index than table sugar.
I also added a cup of mashed sweet potato. This gives you some extra beta carotene and fiber! Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant. It shows up in orange and red foods as that bright color.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SPICE SWEET POTATO WAFFLES
Step 1: Heat your waffle maker
You will want to heat your waffle while you are making your batter. A super hot waffle maker is key for good crispy waffles!
I use a ceramic waffle maker. It is totally non-stick and you don’t have to use a cooking spray! Most waffle makers are coated with a non-stick surface that is actually toxic when heated. Ceramic material is the safer option, as it does not release any toxins when it is heated. You can see the one I use on the kitchen gadgets page of my amazon shop account. It a quite inexpensive and works so well!
Step 2: Make the pumpkin spice sweet potato waffle batter
First, you will sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, gelatin, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can substitute to gelatin for tapioca starch.
Next, in a separate bowl, combine the mashed sweet potato, eggs, almond milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until it is just combined.
Step 4: cook your pumpkin spice waffles!
Pour about ½ cup of the batter onto the hot waffle griddle. You can use the bottom of the measuring cup to kind of spread the batter out. Close the griddle and let cook ~10 minutes.
Cook times may vary depending on the waffle maker you have. My rule of thumb is that the waffle is done when the steam stops coming out.
This recipe makes about 6 waffles. So, if you have a larger family I would definitely double this!
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Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Waffles (Dairy Free)
- waffle maker
- 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose, white whole wheat, whole wheat, or oat
- ¼ cups sugar raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey
- 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
- 2 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup cooked & mashed sweet potato
- 2 lg eggs
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted & cooled
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Sift together all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the same bowl and stir just until combined.
- Pour ~½ cup of the batter to a hot waffle maker
- Cook ~10 mins or until there is no more steam coming out of the griddle.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
If you don't have a waffle maker, try my beet root pancakes!