These two ingredient sweet potato waffles are a quick and easy recipe that comes together in less than 15 minutes! A gluten-free and healthy breakfast option for any day of the week.
After a resounding YES for turning the famous sweet potato pancakes into waffle form when I asked on Instagram, I couldn't NOT not make them, ya know? And now with a waffle iron at my disposal, I needed every reason to justify bringing it instead of my Instant Pot. I made the right decision, right? Tell me I made the right decision.So if you're in the same waffle boat of questioning I am, make these & drown your second-guessing mind out with a maple syrup river.
What makes these sweet potato waffles delicious and healthy
- sweet potato
- cinnamon (optional)
- vanilla (optional)
How to make these sweet potato waffles
Cook one large sweet potato, or two small potatoes, let cool, and scoop out flesh. You will need about 2 cups of cooked sweet potato for this recipe. You can even cook them ahead of time with this easy slow cooker recipe to have on hand!
Add sweet potato to a large bowl with 2 eggs. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla if using, and mash together with a fork until combined.
Heat a waffle maker to 425 °F, and coat with cooking spray. Scoop ¼ cup of batter at a time into waffle maker mold, close, and cook for at least 5 minutes, or until firm and browned. Repeat until all batter is used, and top with desired toppings.
- If you like a little texture, don't mash the sweet potato all the way, or add a tablespoon of chopped nuts.
- Cook the waffles until they are firm. Due to their higher moisture content, it can take longer than typical waffles.
- The cinnamon and vanilla are optional ingredients, but add a great warming and sweet flavor.
My waffles are soggy and falling apart. What happened?!
This waffle batter has a greater amount of moisture than a typical batter, and can take a longer time to cook. Start with 5 minutes, and continue cooking until your waffles are firm and come out easily. If they are getting too browned, turn down the heat on your waffle maker. Be sure to coat the waffle maker with cooking spray prior to adding the batter as well to help them come out easily.
Can I freeze these sweet potato waffles?
Since these are higher in moisture, and are a more dense waffle, I don't recommend freezing. They do last up to 3 days in the refrigerator if you have leftovers, or want to make ahead, but I find the texture is best when enjoyed immediately.
Can I make these vegan?
I have not tried making a vegan version of these waffles, but readers have tried making them with flax eggs without luck. Using banana instead of egg may work, but I have not tried this method, and cannot verify it would come out similarly.
Money-Saving Tips for These Two Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffles:
- Buy whole. Sweet Potatoes that is. Avoid the pre-mashed that are loaded with other unwanted ingredients that cost more too.
- Buy in bulk. Opt for the 18 pack of eggs (if you're an egg eater) which gives you more for your money. Then you can make this frittata or some shakshuka with the leftovers.
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