Sweet potato waffles

DrygastDrygast, 2021-07-16

Gluten and lactose-free waffles.


  • Servings4 Portions
  • AllergensEggs, Tree nuts


  • Cook Time30 min


Gluten and lactose-free waffles on sweet potatoes that work best as a starter but can also be used as a dessert.

I wanted some waffles that were free of both milk and gluten and found these - they work well as a nutritious waffle, even though they may be a little more floppy than a regular waffle made with flour. Since the batter is a little different from regular waffle batter, you should think about grating the sweet potatoes really fine and then spread the batter properly with e.g. a spoon in the waffle iron as it will not flow out by itself. The consistency is also a little more towards the omelette compared to regular waffles and if you do not think you will like it, you should probably use a different recipe.

As always when you try to imitate something with other ingredients, you do not come all the way, but I think that these waffles can stand on their own and not be compared too hard to ordinary waffles. They simply are a little different and I think its good with a little variety. It is of course important that these are both gluten and lactose free and this must of course also be taken into account. However, they are not vegetarian as they contain eggs, but there are ways to replace this also if you would like a completely vegetarian waffle as well.

The first time I cooked these, I was a little worried that the sweet potatoes would not be cooked properly, but if you just make sure to grate it finely, it is not a problem. Once the waffle is ready, you do not notice that there were potatoes in the batter. The biggest difference when baking the waffle is that the batter is quite firm and needs to be pressed out into the waffle iron with a spoon. You should also not take too much batter as it expands a little and then possibly leads to too thick waffles that have not been baked properly in the middle. It all also depends on how big the waffle iron used is - test and see what works.

As these waffles contain a lot of potatoes and eggs, they become much more nutritious than regular varieties. You may have to adjust the amount of toppings based on that, but I probably do not think it matters much. It is interesting, however, to look at the amount of calories in these waffles compared to the regular waffles where they contain almost half, although they are perceived as much fuller. These waffles (4 pcs) contain 773 kcal compared to 1397 kcal for the waffles I use for desserts. The biggest difference is the amount of fat. For that reason alone, it may be worth trying these waffles. But as usual, the largest amount of calories probably comes from the toppings chosen.

Some toppings that go well with these waffles are:
  • Starter: Creme fraiche (lactose-free), cured salmon, red onion and tomato. Garnish with chives and lemon.
  • Dessert: Banana, blueberries, honey and lactose-free vanilla ice cream.



Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy773.37 kcal193.34 kcal117 kcal
Carbohydrates40.65 g10.16 g6.15 g
Fat47.13 g11.78 g7.13 g
Protein43.63 g10.91 g6.60 g
Sugar9.39 g2.35 g1.42 g
Salt2.97 g0.74 g0.45 g

* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


  1. Finely grate the sweet potatoes.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, preferably dry ingredients first.
  3. Cook in waffle iron until golden brown.
  4. Let the waffles cool on a wire rack.
  5. Serve as appetizer or dessert.