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Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping

Ready in just minutes, these tender waffles have a wonderfully sweet and crunchy topping. What a mouthwatering way to get your family out of bed in the morning! —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 waffles


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup canned sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Maple syrup


  • In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, brown sugar and spices. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, sweet potatoes, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans and walnuts. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve waffles with topping and syrup.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 457 calories, 28g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • ariel1963
    Sep 30, 2013

    Love this recipe!!! We have beautiful - and overly bountiful - apple trees on our property and I peeled and cored, then chopped small and added on top of the waffles for an added zing. These waffles are also great served savory...I used this waffle recipe to serve chicken and waffles when my son and his friends came back home from college...BIG success!!

  • Catholicwifeandmomkel
    Sep 28, 2013

    I can't wait to make them. Looks like a fall favorite. The canned pumpkin is a great idea too!

  • Megan_13
    Sep 28, 2013

    Canned sweet potatoes and bisquick? No thank you.

  • redbirdgirl
    Sep 27, 2013

    I would just microwave a sweet potato and then use 1 cup in place of the canned kind.

  • Susan1968
    Sep 27, 2013

    Does anyone have a "from scratch" recipe for these using fresh sweet potatoes?

  • Sett
    Sep 2, 2013

    These waffles were amazing! My whole family loved them!

  • Bonfire14
    Jun 9, 2011

    I used canned pumpkin instead and I didn't make the topping. just served with syrup. Very light fluffy and yummy

  • JenfromFlag
    May 4, 2011

    I made this for dinner and it was a huge hit and another huge hit the next morning for breakfast!

  • wisfritz4
    Mar 7, 2011

    Canned sweet potatoes are full of sugar. I microwaved a large, pealed sweet potato, mashed it and added as usual. 1 tsp Penzy's Apple Pie Spice and 1/4tps Penzy's Crystalized Ginger makes them zing!

  • Karen Joes
    Nov 24, 2010

    question: How much swwet potato? a cup-or what size can??