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  • Makes 6 waffles

An easy apple and date fruit slaw takes these naturally sweet waffles to the next level. On busy mornings, heat leftover waffles in a 350°F toaster oven for 10 minutes. For tips on grating ginger like a pro, see Ingredient IQ: Fresh Ginger.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Apple-Date Slaw


  • 4 apples, peeled and shredded (3 cups)
  • 6 pitted whole dates, chopped (1 cup)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • ¾ cup mashed cooked or canned sweet potato
  • ¼ cup aquafaba
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger


  1. To make apple-date slaw: In a medium bowl combine apples, dates, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. To make waffles: In a food processor combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cover and pulse until well mixed. Add the next five ingredients (through ginger). Cover and pulse just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy). Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add batter to a preheated waffle baker according to manufacturer’s directions. Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. When done, use a wooden chopstick or silicone spoon handle to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm with apple-date slaw.

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momma mel4 months ago
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The taste is good but they DO NOT cook right. Batter is way too thick and they stay soft and gummy inside- even after cooking in waffle maker and finishing in toaster. If you make these definitely have a back up plan.

Diana6 months ago
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The waffles came out thick, tough, too chewy. Use gluten free all purpose flour. Liked the fresh ginger taste. Would like to make again, but not sure how to remake the recipe so the waffles are not tough. Any suggestions?

Barbara L. Weinberg8 months ago
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Can this batter be used to make pancakes?

Simon Gill9 months ago
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Enjoyed these. Needed to cooked for longer than it says in my waffle maker but was happy with the end result. I used whole meal baking flour and it worked just fine.

Becki Henderson1 year ago
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To make this recipe healthier, I sub whole wheat pastry flour for the white flour and use date paste instead of the sugar. I also found that using 1/4 tsp dried ground ginger gives a better punch than the fresh ginger. These waffles are not crispy because of all the moisture from the sweet potatoes. However, they taste great, and the apple-date slaw is a perfect topping.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a vegan chef specializing in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of the Forks Over Knives: Flavor! cookbook, recipe author for the book Forks Over Knives Family, and recipe contributor to The New York Times best-selling book The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives magazine, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit for more.

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