Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles
So, I know we’re well past “sweet potato season” (I’m pretty sure that’s a thing) but I just can’t get enough of these beta-carotene-packed babies!
Sweet potatoes are a year-round staple for me.
Another regular fixture in my diet is waffles. I mean, is there ever a time that isn’t ideal for eating waffles?!
If your answer is yes, then you’re in the wrong place because here in #WhitsKitch, we looooove waffles.
Despite what you may believe thanks to Denny’s and Eggo, waffles can actually be an incredibly healthy breakfast option.
When made with whole-grains, healthy fat and lean protein, waffles are the complete package to fuel your bod for an energy-packed day.
To add even more health-promoting power to this nutrient-packed breakfast, I frequently experiment, tossing random produce into the mix. This weekend, I went for the sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A from beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant, as well as vitamin B6, which is important for proper nutrient metabolism.
With just five grams of natural sugar per potato, they add an incredibly sweet flavor to these waffles.
I topped mine with blueberries, peanut butter, and the tiniest drizzle of maple syrup (1/2 tsp.) for flavor.
My husband loves all waffles equally, but he raved about these.
- 1 Medium Sweet Potato (~1½ chopped or 380 g, pre-cooked)*
- 1 C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 T. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Vegan Egg (1 T. ground flax seed + 3 T. warm water. Let sit for 3 minutes)
- ¾ C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 T. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (or oil of choice)
- 1 T. Vanilla Extract
- ¼ C. Blueberries
- 1 T. Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- 1 tsp. Maple Syrup or Honey
- Cook sweet potatoes - either roasting for 45 minutes at 400 degrees or by piercing with a knife, wrapping in a wet paper towel, and microwaving for 6-8 minutes.
- Process dry ingredients - oats, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia - in a food processor or blender. Pour into a mixing bowl.
- Process wet ingredients - sweet potato, vegan egg, oil, milk, vanilla - in a food processor or blender.
- Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with dry, and mix until just incorporated.
- Lightly coat waffle iron with cooking spray and pour batter into the iron. Cook according to waffle iron directions.
- Top waffles with fruit, nut butter, etc. Enjoy!
**Prep time reflects microwaved sweet potato.
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