In the morning I always look for a fast and easy yet delicious and nutritious way to start our day. We woke up today and Panos asked for waffles. I checked my fridge and pantry on what I could use to make a fluffy waffle and here is was! Sweet potatoes! Oh how come I haven’t use sweet potatoes on my waffles before?! So sweet potato waffles is what we are having for breakfast! Let’s talk about this wonderful vegetable!
Why to choose sweet potatoes?
We love sweet potatoes in our family, all the different colors and varieties! From white to purple and orange all the different varieties are delicious. And believe me we had them all! My favorite is the purple one and Panos’s favorite is “Garnet” or yam. Usually I baked them in the oven with a drizzle of coconut oil and pumpkin spice.
Did you know that sweet potato is very nutritious? This starchy vegetable is naturally sweet and its among others a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene which are essential for a strong immune system. In addition, sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants which protect our bodies from inflammation and DNA damage. So add some sweet potatoes into your diet!
What you will need
This is such an easy recipe. Fast to prepare and nutritious, which if you follow me on social media you know that this is the breakfasts that I love!
- Sweet potatoes. Any variety that you like. I had yams on hand but I plan to make those waffles with purple and white sweet potatoes. I love to add variety in our meals.
- Almond flour. I believe that you can substitute with oat flour but you might need slightly more. I haven’t try this yet so proceed with your own risk 🙂
- Honey. You can substitute with maple syrup.
- Pantry staples. Baking powder and pumpkin spice.
Tips to perfection
- This time I microwaved sweet potatoes and mashed them. This is a fast way to have mashed sweet potato in no time. However, if you have already roasted some but hesitate to use those in this recipe. This will work just fine!
- You can omit the honey in the batter if you want them to be less sweet. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and honestly, the honey drizzle on top is enough.
- Top them with nuts, seeds, fruits or homemade granola. Kids tend to like this presentation more 🙂
- Serve it in a lovely
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Sweet potato wafflesCourse: Breakfast, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes (about 1 medium sized sweet potato)
1/3 cup almond flour
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
- Blend all the ingredients with your blender
- Grease you waffle iron with coconut oil
- Pour the batter into your waffle iron and cook for 5-7 minutes
- Serve with a drizzle of honey and enjoy!
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