Are you looking for other ways to use your waffle maker? Maybe you have started a new diet and traditional waffles just don’t work for you anymore. Don’t worry, we can help you put your waffle maker to good use beginning with our Paleo Sweet Potato Waffle recipe! Don’t let that waffle maker sit around collecting dust, let’s put it to work!
A paleo diet is made up of foods that caveman use to eat. Sounds crazy right? Well, stick with me for a minute. Paleo diets focus on unprocessed foods and staples like meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits (if you are interested in learning even more about paleo eating, check out the Ultimate Paleo Guide). So traditional waffles, filled with sugar, flour and milk, are off the menu.
But guess what? Even if you are not following a paleo diet, these sweet potato waffles are still super delicious, easy to make and so versatile, so read on!
Made with shredded sweet potatoes, eggs and a few spices, these sweet potato waffles are so easy to throw together! And guess what? They are healthy too! With no added sugars or fats, this recipe will fit so many dietary requirements- low fat, low sugar, dairy free and Paleo. Plus, sweet potatoes have so many health benefits- check out this article, Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes, to learn more!
These Paleo sweet potato waffles are perfect for any meal or snack time. The eggs and hash brown like potatoes make these waffles perfect for breakfast. Drizzle the waffles with some maple syrup (they will still be considered Paleo sweet potato waffles if you add maple syrup!) and have a few of these beauties for breakfast.
As they are not sweetened, this recipe is perfect as a savory lunch, dinner or side dish. Forget regular old mashed potatoes- sweet potato waffles are a prettier, faster and tastier way to add sweet potatoes to a meal! And, with a great non stick waffle maker like the Oster DuraCeramic Flip waffle maker, clean up has never been easier!
The mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in these sweet potato waffles gives them a little bit of sweetness, enough to make a great dessert based on this recipe. Try a recipe for some great Paleo coconut whipped cream (click here for a great one!) to top your waffles then add a drizzle of maple syrup and some fresh fruit and voila! A perfect healthy dessert!
The first part and hardest part of this recipe is shredding the potatoes- and even that isn’t very hard! Using a really good box grater will definitely help with this first step so check out the Spring Chef 4 Sided Box Grater which will make shredding potatoes a breeze.
Once your sweet potatoes are grated, simply add the eggs, mix in the spices and pour the batter into your waffle maker! I recommend that you make these waffles a little crispier so turn up your heat dial (like the one on top of this Hamilton Beach Flip Waffle Maker) and make those sweet potatoes a little more brown.
Look at that! Delicious, mouthwatering, Paleo sweet potato waffles are ready to eat! Such a great use for your waffle maker when it’s taking a break from making tasty everyday waffles. If you don’t have a waffle maker just yet and now are thinking of investing in one (there is so much more they can do other than make waffles!), check out our Ultimate Buying Guide to learn everything there is to know about purchasing the best waffle maker for you.
1. Peel the sweet potatoes and then use the larger side of a box grater to shred them into a medium sized bowl.
2. Add the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir everything together to combine thoroughly.
3. Heat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I suggest using the highest heat setting, if your waffle maker has one, to get the waffles nice and crispy.
4. If you do not have a non stick waffle maker, use coconut oil to grease the waffle iron to keep with the Paleo restrictions (and then look into getting a non stick waffle maker like the Bella Rotating Waffle Maker).
5. Pour about 1/2 cup of the sweet potato batter into the waffle maker and cook! Once the waffles are nice and brown, remove them from the waffle maker and enjoy while hot!
I have a bachelor's degree for the Culinary Institute of America in Baking and Pastry Arts and over 16 years of food service experience. I also owned and operated a bakery cafe for several years. I have a two year old daughter who helps me write food blogs and articles as my official taste tester!