Paleo Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Waffles (Nut-Free)

My dad used to make pancakes or waffles most Sunday mornings when I was a child.  I remember the kitchen seeming a mess, flour everywhere and tons of dishes to clean up.  But it was a welcome departure from bowls of cereal and something special to have as a family.

So when I decided to eat less refined flour and give up gluten, I knew I wouldn’t be eating as many waffles, but then I discovered paleo waffles WITH VEGETABLES IN THEM!!! How could I say no??  And a bonus?  These can be made in a blender or Magic Bullet for the quickest waffle cleanup ever!

Many of the paleo waffle recipes out there use bananas, but I like to use pumpkin or sweet potato for a little less sugar in the morning.  These also make the best day-after-Thanksgiving Day recipe to use up any leftover mashed sweet potato!!

Recipe adapted from one posted by @kalejunkie on Instagram.

Makes 3 waffles


  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree or sweet potato puree

  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and blend well.

  2. Make the waffles according to the instructions of your waffle maker.  I used 1/2 cup per waffle, and set my waffle maker to setting 3 (it won’t need to be as high as used for regular waffles).  Use a fork to remove from the waffle maker.

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Hello! I'm Danielle, the nutritionist, lawyer and mama behind gheeful. I left Big Law two years ago to pursue my passion for educating people about wellness. I am a entrepreneur, wife, sister, daughter and full-time SAHM to Ellington. On this blog, I share about wellness, motherhood, non-toxic living, home decor and inspiration, and travel. Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the internet!

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