A delicious breakfast recipe, these sweet potato waffles are easy and nutritious! Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free.
A healthy and delicious breakfast
Looking for a breakfast that is healthy, but isn’t overly time intensive? These sweet potato waffles are a great choice!
It took me awhile to perfect this recipe. At first, I just could not get the consistency right, but after several tries, I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. The flavor is fantastic! They are packed with sweet potato flavor, a touch of cinnamon, and just a little bit of sweetener.
I wanted the sweet potato flavor to be front-and-center, so I added an entire sweet potato into the batter. It has a soft texture, so these waffles are definitely soft in their texture as well.
Sweet potato waffles really aren’t hard to make!
If you have a sweet potato on hand, you can pop it into the microwave until cooked, or you can use canned sweet potato puree in this recipe. Scoop out the sweet potato insides into a bowl.
If you’re using a fresh sweet potato, let it cool after cooking, while you prepare the other ingredients. You’ll also need cinnamon, sweetener of choice, coconut flour and eggs.
Mix the cooled sweet potato in with the remaining ingredients. Add enough batter to fill your preheated waffle maker, and allow to cook until browned. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
These can be stored in an air-tight container for 2-3 days in the fridge, but they don’t taste as good as when they are fresh. Slather with butter and syrup and enjoy!
Can I substitute the coconut flour for something else?
You sure can. This recipe only needs a bit of flour to thicken the dough up a bit. If you want to use almond flour instead, I would recommend around 1/4 cup of almond flour. If you want to use something like tapioca starch, I would recommend approximately 2 tablespoons.
What sweetener do you recommend?
I recommend a granulated sweetener in this recipe, since we don’t want the recipe to be more liquidy. If you are paleo, then coconut sugar is a good choice. If all you have on hand is honey or maple syrup, you can use this, as long as you double the amount of coconut flour you use.
You can also simply omit the extra sweetener. The sweet potatoes are already sweet, and if you plan on adding maple syrup on top, you likely won’t notice a difference.
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Sweet Potato Waffles
- 1 medium sweet potato or 1 cup canned sweet potato puree
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice optional, for a bit more sweetness
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 large eggs
- Poke holes with a fork into the skin of the sweet potato. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Preheat waffle maker.
- Remove sweet potato skin, and add the inside to a bowl. Mash with a fork and add in remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray and add in the mixture. Cook until the waffle maker beeps or until the top begins to brown, approximately 4-7 minutes. If your waffle maker is large, it may need more time. Repeat until all batter is used.
- Slather with butter and syrup and enjoy.