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Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

I’m hoping I make you wanna waffleize your weekend with these super simple, gluten free, goodness-full, Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles!

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

It’s been one of those topsy turvy weeks for me…
I’ve been making breakfast for dinner about as many times as I have been making breakfast for breakfast…
I’ve been working out when the sun went down instead of when it came up…
And…it all started last Saturday when I took a tumble off an 8 foot ladder.

Yup, I tumbled – a tumble worthy of a guffaw if it had aired on America’s Funniest Home Videos.
But, that tumble taught me a thing or two about myself.

For one, not to toot my own horn, but I’ve gotta be the clumsiest person I know. Yes, THE clumsiest!
And…second, I didn’t think it was possible, but, apparently, I can still do a back-flip!

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

Of course, I had quite a bit of assistance from the top rungs of that ladder and the back of my couch…
But, I nailed the landing – and landed perfectly …on my head!
Ahh…yes.. admit it – you’ve a bit jelly, right?!

I kid! I kid!

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

Seriously, I’m fine now. I was bumped up but nothing serious. 
However, that little mishap kinda tumbled up my week.
It threw a wrench in my dinner plans and I ended up giving my waffle iron a workout with a variety of quick and easy waffle recipes.

Some days, I threw in beet puree I found in the back of my fridge and other days I threw in sweet potatoes. So…technically… we ate our veggies, only they were in waffle form!

One night I decided to throw in some Simply Sesame Spread I had leftover after making these Chocolate Dipped Sesame Cookies, and… y’all, the slightly tangy almond sesame spread balanced out the sweet potatoes so well that my daughter insisted the resulting waffles were worthy of sharing, so here they are! By the way, this is not a sponsored post, I just simply enjoyed using Simply Sesame Spread.

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

These Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles consist of six ingredients:
1) Sweet potato,
2) Simply Sesame Spread
3) Eggs,
4) Tapioca flour,
5) Baking powder,
6) And, almond extract.

They are full of good-for-you ingredients and made one heck of a tasty weeknight dinner – and, am betting, they will make one heck of a weekend breakfast too!
I like my waffles with jam and some sort of nondairy whipped topping – but my daughter thinks am a total oddball for not eating waffles the way they were intended to be eaten …and, that is with an Eiffel-Tower-sized-squirt of whipped cream on them!

I’m hoping I managed to convince you to give this recipe a try or, at least to add some veggies to your waffles.
I’m also hoping I managed to talk you out of attempting a back flip off a ladder- they are so overrated!  😆 

Here’s hoping you have a wonderfully waffleized weekend!

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

Easy Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 waffles
Author: Shashi
Wanna wafflize your weekend with these super simple, gluten free, goodness-full, Sesame Sweet Potato Waffles?


  • 1/2 cup baked sweet potato though boiled works well too
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Simply Sesame Almond Vanilla Spread
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well - using a spoon or whisk.
  • Heat a waffle iron and pour batter in and cook till done.
  • **If you like your waffles more crispy than fluffy, then, heat up your oven to 350 degrees and pop them in for about 5 minutes or so.
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  1. Louise Mann says:

    I don’t have a waffle maker, would these work if cooked like pancakes?

    • Shashi says:

      Hello Louise, I have not tried preparing this recipe as pancakes so I couldn’t say for sure. However, I might try in the future and will post on here.

  2. mjskitchen says:

    A fall and a back flip – bet that was a sight to see. Glad your injuries weren’t bad because it sounds like they could have been. Lucky lady! Thanks for sharing this waffle recipe. I always have a little bit of leftovers when I make mashed sweet potato and these waffles are a super what to use them!

  3. SHASHI – girlfriend!!!! You landed on your head this past week???? I’m so sorry my friend. That is terrible. I’m so glad you are ok. You know about my brother’s terrible accident off a ladder about a year and a half ago. That was a real nightmare, a 16′ ladder and not as good a result as your ladder tumble. One of my BFF’s kids (she has 9) fell off the top of her bunkbed onto the wooden floor onto her HEAD this past week in the middle of the night. What a terrible way to wake up. She got a bad concussion and now she has a black eye. But thank God she is ok too. We were very worried about a brain bleed, my son Jacob had a terrible fall when he was 6 and had to have brain surgery. That is quite a story. Thank God he is ok too. So many guardian angels working overtime. I’m so glad yours was ON DUTY this past week. The waffles look wonderful and we are on school vacation around here this coming week. So maybe I will be making your waffles. We had super warm weather here over the weekend – nice for the open house but now it’s back to the frigid again. Waffles will be very welcome. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful week. You can take a breath now — inahale, exhale my novel is OVER. (For today.) LOL. Love ya. XO

    • Shashi says:

      Hey Allie – yes, so many guardian angels working overtime – I have kept mine extra busy over the years but they always pulls through for undeserving ol me! Yes, I remember my heart hurting reading those posts about your brother’s fall. I am so thankful I am ok – though my daughter likes to joke that the fall knocked out what little “sense” I had in me before it! Kids eh?!
      Thanks so much for your “novel” – novels are my favorite kinda comments! Blogging can be quite lonely so I LOVE LOVE LOVE your novel comments! I’m hoping you are having a wonderful week with your boys on school vacay – guess this is when folks go looking at houses too – wishing the best outcome for y’all and y’alls place. xo

  4. Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness, Shashi! So sorry to hear about your fall! Hope you are getting some rest and feeling a little better. And hopefully there are a lot more yummy waffles like these to fill your belly. Love the sweet potato and tapioca flour!

    • Shashi says:

      Hi Kelly!!!! So good to hear from ya – thanks so much for your kind words – I got lucky – am all good! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  5. Sorry to hear about the acciden, Shashi. I hope you are okay. I also love making sweet potato waffles, but never thought of adding tapioca flour. This is a genius idea Shashi. And that sesame spread sounds wonderful. Have a lovely weekend my friend. 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Anu – I am more than ok 🙂 Yes – i like adding tapioca flour as it seems to help get my waffles a little crispier than when I dont add it. Hope you are having a wonderful week, my friend.

  6. Oh no, hope you are feeling better!

    You’ve made me crave waffles for dinner 🙂

  7. Oh no! A tumble off the ladder? Shashi! Ladders are for climbing, not doing backflips! 🙂 I’m seriously glad you aren’t injured, though…that could have been much worse. But I do think you might need to go to the doctor to get your head checked out. It sounds like you’re all confused this week. I mean breakfast for dinner? Wait. I love breakfast for dinner. I should go jump off a ladder today apparently! These waffles sound (and look) incredible! I just wish I had a nice stack sitting right here with my morning coffee. Yum! Hope you and lil Shashi have an awesome, Eiffel Tower whipped cream kinda weekend!

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – Dude – I didn’t read the disclaimer that specified that “adders are for climbing, not doing backflips”
      Yes, you are right – could’ve been much worse – but luckily, my guardian angel was at hand! Gah, G is gonna be a doc – I think I should wait till then? 😉 Seriously am a-ok! But – please, please don’t jump off a ladder – I wouldn’t advice it – though, I give waffles for dinner a thumbs up! Hoping y’all are having a wonderful week!

  8. Oh my gosh, Shashi!! I’m seriously so relieved to hear that you’re doing okay… sheesh!! Gave me a damn near heart attack reading about your tumble. My heart is still pounding!! I’m so glad that you’re okay!! Did I say that already? Okay, now I only have to focus on these lovely waffles to slow my breathing. These look gorgeous–and I’m totally astounded but not surprised that you managed to whip up such an amazing recipe while recovering. I’m drooling! Take care of yourself okay? No matter ladders for you. Big hugs! xo

  9. O my favorite, look at those delicious sesame and potato filled waffles!

  10. Oh, you poor thing!!! But, I maaaay be a bit jelly that you did a backflip, lol 😉 Glad that that fall didn’t hurt your sense of humour 😀 I’m clumsy at times. Believe me, I have had my share of falls that I would rather forget about so I try to be a little more cautious these days. I love breakfast for dinner! And these waffles with 6 ingredients? They practically make themselves, right? Love that you’ve added sweet potato in there. I’ve never infused waffles with a vegetable like that. What a great way to add some extra oomph! Cheers to a wonderfully relaxing, fall free, weekend! XO

    • Shashi says:

      Haaha! Dawn – that backflip…that was too funny – I remember thinking “ooh am dine falling now…oops nope…not yet” and over I went! I try to be careful but gosh…it’s a full time job for me! 🙂
      Thanks so very much btw! Hope you are having a wonderful week. xo

  11. Sweet potato waffles?! What a creative idea. Also, these are the most perfect looking waffles I’ve ever seen (mine are always so messy!)

  12. Ouch….that hurts! Sorry to hear about the accident..hope you didn’t injure yourself too bad.
    These are definitely some of the BEST waffles I have ever seen!

  13. It’s a wonder you could cook anything after falling off a ladder! Love how light and fluffy these waffles look, especially since they’re gluten-free.

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – Waffles are easy – just mix up the batter and throw it in a wafflemaker – not technically “cooking” right? 🙂
      BTW – thansk so much for stopping by and commenting, Nicola.

  14. Molly Kumar says:

    Sweet Potato Waffle + Sesame spread sounds like a perfect match. I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner and this will be absolutely loved by everyone at home.

  15. pretty says:

    these waffles look simply amazing! Love how quick they are to make too.

  16. Brian Jones says:

    I love these pictures they look amazing, I keep meaning to buy a waffle maker but never get round to it… I hope your head feels better now 😀

    • Shashi says:

      Aww shucks – thanks so much for your incredibly kind words, Brian. They mean alot. Yes – my heads all better even though my daughter disagrees with that fact! 🙂

  17. What a fun and healthy alternative to traditional waffles. I am definitely saving this one!