Sweet Potato Waffles
The days have been very cold and miserable in my neck of the woods recently, it seems that winter is well and truly here.
So how about a healthy, fibro friendly, meal that will warm you from the inside out?
This is a very simple recipe you can prep the day before when you cook your evening meal.
The potatoes are roasted first, then made into a fantastic batter.
Recipe (makes 6/8 waffles)
240 ml Almond Milk (or any plant based milk)
2 Large Sweet Potatoes (cooked and peeled – roasted in the oven)
120 g Gluten Free Rolled Oats (Porridge Oats)
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Cinnamon (optional, if making a savoury meal this can excluded)
1 Tsp Salt
Coconut Oil (to grease waffle iron)
This is a very simple recipe to follow and requires no cooking skills whatsoever. Firstly you need to roast the sweet potatoes, which entails you placing them on a baking tray and putting them in the oven for about 45 mins (depending on how big your potatoes are) on 200 degrees. This can easily be done the night before when you are cooking your evening meal. Once they are cooled they can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days until needed.
Firstly switch on your waffle iron and leave to heat to operating temperature.
- Place all the ingredients including the cooked potatoes (minus the skins) in a blender and mix until all the ingredients are combined into a smooth batter. If you don’t have a blender you can easily put them in a mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer, you will achieve the same result.
- Grease your waffle iron per manufacturer’s instructions using the coconut oil.
- Ladle in your mixture and cook in the normal way. These will take a little longer than standard flour based waffles. A good indicator that they are ready is a nice crisp waffle exterior.
(Batter will keep in the fridge for two days)
Sweet potatoes are full of fibre so are brilliant for your digestive tract. They are also digested slowly therefore they keep you fuller for longer. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene so will give your immune system a much needed boost. How you choose to serve your waffles is entirely up to you. My daughter loves them with fresh strawberries and homemade vegan ice-cream as pictured above, however we also have them served with scrambled eggs and spinach.
Give them a go, they take ten minutes which is no time at all, they can be sweet or savoury, a breakfast, a lunch, a pudding, the possibilities are endless.