Sweet Potato Waffles Two Ways
These Sweet Potato Waffles are delicious and easy to make. They can be enjoyed sweet or savoury and are vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free. Sweet potato waffles make a perfect decadent breakfast or are a simple quick fix when somebody just shows at your door.
Depending on your mood you can either serve them with coconut yoghurt and fruits or savoury with spinach, avocado and eggs but feel free to be as creative as you like.
Sweet potatoes are very versatile you can either stuff them like these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Avocado Sauce or simply enjoy them on their own like these Easy No Fuzz Sweet Potato Toast Three Ways.
Home Sweet Home
Recently, we went to a wedding of a dear childhood friend in Germany and we really had an amazing time. It was one of the best-planned weddings I have ever attended. I found it particularly thoughtful that they provided free flip-flops for every woman at the wedding, how ingenious is that? If you are anything like me and only wear high heels for special occasions you will certainly understand what I am talking about.
Usually, I only travel with hand luggage when I am going home but this time I had booked an additional suitcase which gave me the opportunity to bring a few more pieces back to Ireland. As I was rummaging through the pile of boxes that are clogging up my parent’s basement, (sorry mum 😉 ) my old waffle iron caught my attention. Technically it is my mum’s old waffle iron from the 70’s but miraculously it found its way into my belongings and it still works like magic.
It instantly brought back memories of my granny and me baking waffles in her kitchen. I loved being in her kitchen, she was one of these wonderful people who would be able to cook anything from the top off their head. I am so grateful that my mum asked her to write down some of her recipes when her health started to deteriorate. We made all sorts of wonderful waffle creations, as it was one of the go-to dishes for when unexpected guests arrived. I still remember how we once made 70 waffles for a school fair, everybody loved grannie’s waffles.
In memory of my granny, I wanted to create a healthier version of our good old waffles and I am sure even though she had probably never eaten a sweet potato in her entire life she would have loved these sweet potato waffles.
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- 350g sweet potato (about 1 large sweet potato)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup dairy-free milk ( milk works as well and will result in crispier waffles)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1¼ cup whole spelt flour or gram flour ( chickpea flour) for a gluten-free version
- ½ Tablespoon gluten-free baking powder
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ⅛ Teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ Teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup steamed or blanched spinach
- 1 fried or poached egg
- smoked paprika
- sea salt
- coconut or plain yoghurt
- ½ banana
- a handful of berries
- maple syrup to taste
- Peel and cut the sweet potato into bite-sized chunks, place them into a small saucepan and cover with water. Boil for about 15 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a knife.
- Place the boiled potato into a medium-sized bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add in the melted coconut oil, milk of your choice, eggs and maple syrup and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the whole spelt flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Do not over mix. Let the batter stand for about 10 minutes and then follow the instructions of your waffle maker to make the waffles. Cool the waffles on a cooling rack.
- Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy.