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Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles

Who doesn't love waffles? These healthy Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles are fluffy little squares of heaven! A family-friendly breakfast staple that's full of flavor!

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles

These Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles are the most delicious and easiest Gluten-free waffles for the entire family-- Kid-approved! Made right in a blender, these waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of sweet potato + oat flavors. YUM! The perfect plant-based Dairy-free breakfast or brunch...Who am I kidding? You can totally eat these for dinner or dessert too!

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

You guys already know how much I love waffles. I love to make my traditional Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles regularly or my Flourless Espresso Chocolate Waffles when I'm feeling fancy and need a bit of a caffeine hit... No joke, I make waffles at least a few times a week, but lately, I changed it up by adding some sweet potato to the batter.

Why Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles.

And it's a game changer. They are wonderfully moist, yet crispy, and taste like fall. And the best part? These waffles are totally Gluten-free and Vegan!

Plus, I'm making it more of a personal mission to dabble into a lot more GF (Gluten-Free) and DF (Dairy-free) recipes, as well as recipes that use different methods and interesting ingredients.

So, going forward, you’ll begin to see a lot more variety when it comes to flavors, styles, etc.

But of course, my motto of turning your faves into healthier options doesn’t change at all–and neither does the ‘goodness’ factor when it comes to your taste buds being satisfied. Haha.

You with me? OK, good.

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

These Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles are ideal because my kids LOVE waffles, and I'm always looking for inventive ways to get more vegetables and nutrients into their meals, and these were an instant hit! All that I can say is YUM.

This is a really warming and nutritious plant-based meal to share with the kids because the batter is so simple to deal with and contains warming, toasty spices! Cinnamon-y goodness anyone?

These gluten-free waffles are excellent news for everyone who wants to get more vegetables and oats into the family diet. I can attest to this because I also have a picky eater at home who will never eat oats but will happily eat these waffles!

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

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Vegan Sweet Potato Crumble Bread - This bread is rich, moist, and crumbly in all the right places. Enjoy this delightfully warmly spiced egg-free bread any time of the year! Perfect breakfast, dessert, or a snack!

Vegan Sweet Potato Maple Herb Cornbread - This recipe is the perfect skillet cornbread that you'll ever taste! Unlike traditional cornbread, this version boasts of delicious sweet potato, maple, and herb flavors, all of which creates a sweet + savory taste that will leave you wanting another slice.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta w/ Kale + Spinach - This is the perfect way to enjoy a good plate of creamy pasta much like the classic Alfredo version, without the dairy and cheese and of course with the amazing texture of Pappardelle noddles. This recipe is easy to make, light, bursting with ‘cheesy flavor’ from the use of nutritional yeast, dairy-free, and so healthy!

Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls + Maple Pecan Glaze - These are something right out of a sweet treat magazine. They are fluffy, soft, thick, sweet, and surely do just melt in your mouth with every bite. Not being your typical Cinnamon Roll, this recipe is topped with a mouth-watering Maple Pecan Glaze that will leave you ‘Cinnamon Roll obsessed’.

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

Why Sweet Potato + Oats Waffles?

OK, so I know that you might be asking, why did I choose this combo anyway? To be honest, I LOVED my Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles (and so did many of my readers), so I wanted to remake it again using another bold flavor, and what better than a fall flavor classic?

Personally, sweet potatoes are MY FAVE, and I do love oats, so why not put them together? Plus, sweet potatoes are a great binder, much like bananas, which is super important for GF waffles when not using flour at all. 

What You'll Need For This Recipe?

  • Sweet Potatoes - They are full of vitamins and minerals and are a great tasty 'binder' when it some to GF waffles.
  • Almond milk - We use unsweetened almond milk in these waffles to keep them dairy-free. You can also other plant-based milks like oat or soy.
  • Oats - Oats aid in absorbing extra moisture. Although quick oats can also be used, rolled oats work best since they add a somewhat chewy texture.
  • Seasonings - Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice & Sea Salt
  • Agave - A natural sweetener
  • Almond Butter - Adds a delicious nutty flavor.
  • Baking Powder + Baking Soda - To make the sweet potato waffles airy and light.
  • Vanilla - What are waffles without trusty vanilla?
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Trust me, it'll help add some oomph to the fluffiness!
Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS GLUTEN-FREE WAFFLE RECIPE?

  • Super easy to make.
  • Totally dairy-free and egg-free.
  • Completely vegan + gluten-free.
  • Whip together in under 25 minutes—TOTAL!
  • Sweetness is adjustable based on tastebud preferences.
  • Everything is made in a BLENDER. Yup. How can it get any easier?
  • Did I mention that—THIS RECIPE IS DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY?!

Sweet Potato Health Benefits 

Not to brag, but the humble sweet potato is kind of a health MVP. I enjoy eating sweet potatoes all year round, but in the fall, they take on a special allure since they make a hearty side dish and can be used as an ingredient in pies.. Say hello to the Best Vegan Sweet Potato Pie recipe and other desserts like my Sweet Potato Caramel Cheesecake in addition to soups like this Fall Detox Sweet Potato Veggie Soup

Ok, ok, enough bragging about my fellow starchy root veggie. These vibrant gems have some really great health benefits.

Here are a few

  • Good Source of Vitamins C and A (Just one sweet potato gives you 400% of the vitamin A you need each day)

  • Antioxidant Powerhouses

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties

  • Improve blood sugar regulation

Okay, I know I'm Nerding out now, but they are rich in:

  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin
  • Zinc

So....Who's ready for sweet potato waffles?

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

OK, let’s dig right into this recipe!

  • Preheat your waffle maker to desired setting–--medium-high heat worked for me!
  • In a measuring cup or small bowl, add the Almond milk and apple cider vinegar, whisking them together and letting it sit for 5 minutes or so.
  • Now, add the ingredients to your blender, ensuring that all WET INGREDIENTS (including milk-apple cider vinegar mixture) are placed on the BOTTOM and then the DRY INGREDIENTS on TOP. NOTE: Putting the ingredients in this order allows everything to blend well and become nice and smooth.
  • Blend on high speed using a high-powered blender for a few seconds (15-20 to be exact!) until batter is smooth.
  • Next, spoon batter into your waffle maker (½ cup approximately) and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.
  • Once each waffle completes, add to a baking sheet and place them in the oven on the lowest setting (to keep them warm). Repeat until all waffles are made.
  • To serve–stack waffles (whole or cut), top with berries, pecans, and drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Bon appetit!

TIPS FOR MAKING SWEET POTATO WAFFLES

  • The waffle iron should be preheated before batter is added. This will guarantee that your waffles are thoroughly cooked inside and have an outside that is crispy.
  • Create extra-crisp waffles. They will still stay warm in the middles if you cool them somewhat on a wire rack, but the circulating air will cool the outsides and help them crisp up a bit more.
  • Make sure the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. This only applies if you are not using pumpin puree from a can! As a result, it will be simpler to mix them with the other ingredients, and the batter will be pleasant and smooth with no lumps.
  • You can easily prepare the batter up to 2 days ahead of time to make your mornings even faster. As soon as everything is combined, cover it and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.

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Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles
Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Oats Waffles

Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles

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These Flourless Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles are the most delicious and easiest Gluten-free waffles for the entire family-- Kid-approved! Made right in a blender, these waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of sweet potato + oat flavors. YUM!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 6 waffles

Ingredients

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, Baked + Pureed (That's about 2 medium ones; See Notes!)
  • 1 ½ cups Almond milk + 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsps Agave (Add an additional tablespoon if more sweetness is needed!)
  • 2 Tbsps Almond butter

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups organic rolled oats, GF-friendly
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Pecans, chopped (See Notes!)
  • Your fave berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.)
  • Pure maple syrup, for drizzle

Instructions

TO MAKE THE BATTER:

  • Preheat your waffle maker to desired setting–--medium-high heat worked for me!
  • In a measuring cup or small bowl, add the Almond milk and apple cider vinegar, whisking them together and letting it sit for 5 minutes or so.
  • Now, add the ingredients to your blender, ensuring that all WET INGREDIENTS (including milk-apple cider vinegar mixture) are placed on the BOTTOM and then the DRY INGREDIENTS on TOP. NOTE: Putting the ingredients in this order allows everything to blend well and become nice and smooth.
  • Blend on high speed using a high-powered blender for a few seconds (15-20 to be exact!) until batter is smooth.

COOK THE WAFFLES:

  • Next, spoon batter into your waffle maker (½ cup approximately) and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.
  • Once each waffle completes, add to a baking sheet and place them in the oven on the lowest setting (to keep them warm). Repeat until all waffles are made.
  • To serve–stack waffles (whole or cut), top with berries, pecans, and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be tightly sealed in a zip loc bag (once fully cooled) and either refrigerated for a few days or frozen.To serve, reheat waffles in the oven on 400 degrees for a few minutes until warmed through.
  • FREEZE WAFFLES: To store waffles for longer periods, simply add them unto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Once fully frozen, remove and store them in a zip loc and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • NUT BUTTER OPTIONS: You can use Peanut Butter or Pecan Butter instead of Almond Butter if desired. Any smooth nut butter works as long as it’s Vegan-approved!
  • OATS: Ensure that your oats are certified GF (Gluten-Free). I used Thick Rolled Oats, but you can also use Old Fashion if preferred.
  • MILK: You can use any non-dairy milk for this recipe. I love using Califia Farm’s Oats + Roasted Almonds Milk, however, you can use Soy, regular Almond, Macadamia, Coconut, etc.
  • PECANS: In addition to using toasted pecans for topping, you can also incorporate it into your waffles if preferred. Simply add ½ cup toasted pecans in with other dry ingredients and continue remaining steps in recipe. See Recipe for Toasting Pecans.
  • SWEET POTATOES: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly rinse the outside of your potatoes off with warm water and then pat dry. Lightly poke each potato with a few small holes (to ensure that the inside cooks more quickly + evenly) and coat them fully with extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil. Bake on a foil paper lined baking sheet for 25-30 minutes, until tender when pressed gently.

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  1. Any substitution for the peanut butter? Or should I just leave out? What is it contributing to the recipe? Nut allergy in my household.

    Thanks!

    • Hi! Yes, you can substitute the PB with sunbutter, sesame butter, or soy butter! It works as a binder and adds flavor! 🙂

  2. Love these waffles! They are so filling and this recipe makes so many waffles, I’ll be set for the whole week!
    If I am doing 1/4 c of batter per waffle in my waffle maker (4 waffles per maker) what would be the serving size? How many waffles does this typically make?

    • Hi Kristin! I'm so glad that you love these as much as I do! They really are my go-to! Usually, I would scoop 1/4 cup to about 1/3 cup into my waffle maker and my waffle maker makes about 6 or so. I think it depends on the waffle size (whether round or square). I hope that this helps! 🙂

    • Hi Hannah! Thanks so much! Definitely----you can substitute ACV with lemon juice! 🙂

  3. Yum! I love the sweet potato oat combo. The sweet potato really does bind the ingredients!

  4. What a wonderful healthy waffle recipe here! I'm drooling over your perfect photos of this recipe! YUM!

  5. These waffles sound like a great way to start the day! I would love to wake up to these any day of the week.

  6. These sweet potato waffles came out perfectly! So soft and love the hint of sweet potato flavor with this.

  7. These were delicious and tasted like fall!! The recipe was easy to make, and these waffles I will definitely make again throughout the fall season. The batter made a lot of waffles, so I have many waffles to enjoy over the coming weeks. 🙂

    • Hi Nicole! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed these waffles as much as I did and that you felt the warmth of Fall flavors! Enjoy the rest of those waffles! 🙂

    • Hi Christie! Thanks so much! You can definitely try using pancake batter and see how it turns out! 🙂