Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: July 30, 2021
Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

Tired of your usual breakfast recipes? This vegan sweet potato waffles recipe is a must-try! We make these sweet potato waffles healthy using almond milk, gluten-free almond flour, and flax egg as an egg substitute. Nevertheless, these low-carb waffles do not fall short on flavor. They’re as crispy, light, sweet, and delicious as the regular ones we all love. Enjoy a plate of sweet potato breakfast waffles with fresh berries on the side or have it a la mode with vegan ice cream on top.

Tips on Making Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potatoes are known to have high levels of nutrients like vitamin A for vision boost and beta carotene for cancer prevention. They also have a low glycemic index which means eating them won’t disturb blood sugar levels. You get all these benefits and more in the most delicious way when you turn them into low-carb waffles! Here are our expert tips in making them:

  • Use fresh sweet potatoes. They should have smooth skin with no dents, bruises, or any signs of mishandling. Avoid sweet potatoes that have mushy and discolored spots.
  • To cook sweet potatoes, you can either boil or steam them until tender. You can also use a leftover roasted or baked sweet potato.
  • Add other delicious ingredients to the waffle batter like nuts, vegan mini chocolate chips, or your choice of dried fruit. You can also substitute half of the sweet potatoes with pumpkin puree and add pumpkin pie spice to make some delicious pumpkin waffles.
  • Top the waffles with maple syrup, vegan butter, apple butter, or peanut butter. Since these waffles are not sweetened, they will also go well with savory toppings such as avocado, chili flakes, and cheese.
  • Always coat the waffle iron with cooking spray. The last thing we want is for these delicious treats to get stuck onto the plates!
  • Lastly, be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions on your waffle iron as each unit is different.

How To Make Sweet Potato Waffles

Have a healthy and filling breakfast with sweet potato waffles made with almond flour, almond milk, and flax egg. These crispy and light low-carb waffles are ready in under 30 minutes.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed, cooked, about ¾ cup mashed
  • 1 cup almond milk, or your preferred plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds, ground, also known as flax meal
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Prepare the flax egg by mixing the flax meal with water. Let it set and absorb liquid for at least 5 minutes.

  2. Combine the sweet potatoes, milk, oil, and flax egg in a bowl. Mix well.

  3. Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.

  4. Preheat the waffle iron and coat with cooking spray.

  5. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  6. Serve with maple syrup or toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 275mg
  • Calories: 248kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 211mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 326mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 8016IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Can you toast sweet potato waffles?

Yes! Toasting will turn them extra crispy. Toast them in the waffle iron by cooking them for an additional 1 minute or in the oven toaster at the toast setting for 2 minutes or until visually more brown.

How long do you put waffles in the microwave?

To reheat waffles in the microwave, put one or two waffles on a microwave-safe dish loosely covered with a damp paper towel. Microwave them on High for 45 seconds or until heated through.

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Conclusion

Whether you are on a low-carb diet or not, we guarantee that you will be satisfied with these delicious and healthy sweet potato waffles. Serve them sweet or savory, according to how you like them!
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