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Thanksgiving Leftover Sweet Potato Waffles

Whip up these scrumptious Thanksgiving Leftover Sweet Potato Waffles and transform your holiday leftovers into a delightful breakfast treat. With a crispy exterior and fluffy interior, these waffles are the perfect way to start your day after the big feast.

Tasty Team
93% would make again
Thanksgiving Leftover Sweet Potato Waffles


for 5 waffles


  • 2 cups whole wheat (250 g)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk (240 mL)
  • ¼ cup olive oil (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (60 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups mashed sweet potato (360 g)
  • oil, of choice, for greasing

Cranberry Syrup

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce (275 g)
  • ¼ cup orange juice (60 mL)

Pecan Topping

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pink lady apple
  • ¼ cup water (60 mL)
  • ½ cup raw pecans (75 g), roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 500
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 88g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Sugar 35g
  • Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Make the waffles: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and sweet potato until smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined, making sure not to overmix the batter.
  4. Heat a waffle iron and grease with oil.
  5. Scoop enough batter to fill your waffle iron into the center. Close the iron and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the waffle is golden brown and cooked all the way through. Remove the waffle and repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Make the cranberry syrup: Add the cranberry sauce and orange juice to a blender and blend until smooth. The syrup should be thin enough to drizzle, but not liquidy. Add more orange juice as needed to reach the right consistency. Set aside.
  7. Make the pecan topping: In a small saucepan, combine the apple, pecans, maple syrup, and water. Cook over medium-high heat until the syrup starts to glaze the pecans and the apples soften, about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve the waffles warm with the pecan topping, cranberry syrup, and a few pieces of goat cheese, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!
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Thanksgiving Leftover Sweet Potato Waffles