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Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles

I love sweet potatoes and I will happily eat them at any time of the year. But there’s something about them that just screams cozy to me, which is why my favorite time to eat them is during the fall and winter. After Thanksgiving this year, we had tons of leftover sweet potatoes. In typical Dad fashion, my dad had bought way too many… especially since none of our dishes even required sweet potatoes! But I wasn’t upset—I was so excited for the excuse to play around and create some new recipes.

Sweet potatoes have tons of great benefits. They are low on the glycemic index, so your body takes longer to break down their sugar, keeping you energized for a lengthy period of time. Also, apparently no other food contains as much vitamin A as sweet potatoes.  Vitamin A is crucial for maintaining healthy vision, a healthy immune system, strong bones, clear skin, and so much more.

Since I love waffles and I definitely don’t eat them enough, one of the first dishes I was dying to make was Sweet Potato Waffles. Waffles and sweet potatoes in my mind come together to form the ultimate cozy winter breakfast, especially when topped with warm nut butter and loads of cinnamon.

These guys are fluffy, naturally sweet, and have loads of nutrients- ­what more could you ask for?

Would you try making Sweet Potato Waffles? What is your favorite winter breakfast?

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin spice
  • EVOO or Coconut Oil

Suggested Toppings:

  • Nut butter
  • Granola
  • Berries
  • More cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

First, wash and scrub the sweet potato. Puncture 4 holes in the top and place in the microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until soft. Then remove the skin and cut into four pieces, placing them in a blender along with the remaining ingredients, besides the EVOO or coconut oil. Blend all of the ingredients until well mixed. While blending, preheat the waffle iron on medium heat and coat with a light drizzle of olive oil or coconut oil. Once hot, pour batter onto the iron and close the lid until ready!

Before removing from iron, make sure to let the waffles sit for a minute so they cool mildly and come off in one piece. Then top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!  

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