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Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles

These are special treat in our house! Try substituting pumpkin puree or canned yam puree for the sweet potatoes for tasty variations. Top with warmed pecan syrup or our favorite, vanilla yogurt.
Prep20 Mins
Cook20 Mins
Ready40 Mins


  • 1 cup canned sweet potato puree
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped


  1. 1Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup pecans.
  2. 2Mix sweet potato puree, egg yolks, and milk in a large bowl until well combined. Add flour mixture, and mix well.
  3. 3Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into batter. Lightly fold remaining whites and melted butter into the batter.
  4. 4Cook in a hot waffle iron. Garnish with more chopped pecans.