These sweet potato protein waffles are gluten-free, flourless, refined sugar-free, and full of plant-based protein and pure deliciousness! Enjoy a stack for breakfast, or scoop some ice cream over a warm one for dessert!
These waffles are a great way to start your day! They are so easy to make, only require 3 main ingredients and you don’t need any flour or fancy ingredients! You know you want a stack of these!
Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are essential for good health. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index compared to regular potatoes, which means they can help regulate blood sugar levels. They’re a great way to add nutrients into these waffles!
How to Make Sweet Potato Protein Waffles
The only part of this recipe that requires a little effort is preparing your sweet potato. But all you have to do is just take about 1/2 a large one and poke some holes in it, wrap it in a damp paper towel, and microwave for 5 minutes. Then peel and mash, measure out 3 tbsp, and set aside the rest for another use (like my sweet potato breakfast bowl!) You can also boil it, but that takes longer and I think for this use you don’t need it.
After that, it just takes some mixing! I used Manitoba Harvest’s vanilla hemp protein when I made these, it is vegan and refined sugar-free and just really tasty. I haven’t tried any other protein, but I am sure others would work! I recommend the vanilla flavor, though – it makes for a great flavor in these waffles.
Make sure you grease your waffle maker! You don’t want the waffle to get stuck. I recommend coconut or avocado oil – both are great for high temperatures and coconut oil is also really great for sweet cooking!
The Best Waffle Toppings
Feel free to get creative with your waffle toppings! Add your favorite syrup for a classic way to add sweetness. Or you can top the waffles with sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or any other fresh fruit can add a healthy and delicious touch to waffles. Peanut butter, almond butter, or any other nut butter can add a delicious and protein-packed twist to these waffles. This apple butter also makes a great waffle topping!
In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:
- a mixing bowl
- a waffle maker, duh!
- if preparing the sweet potato – a paper towel, a fork, and a bowl
- oil to spray your waffle maker – coconut or avocado are my recs
How to Freeze Leftover Waffles
Freezing leftover waffles is an easy and convenient way to keep them fresh for future meals. Here’s how to freeze waffles:
- Let the waffles cool down completely before freezing. This will help prevent moisture buildup in the freezer.
- Once cooled, wrap each waffle individually in plastic wrap. This will help prevent freezer burn and keep the waffles fresh.
- Place the wrapped waffles in a single layer in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container. Be sure to remove as much air as possible from the container to help prevent freezer burn.
- Label the container with the date and contents, and place it in the freezer.
To reheat frozen waffles:
- Remove the desired number of waffles from the freezer and unwrap them.
- Place the waffles in a toaster oven or regular oven and heat them for a few minutes until they are warmed through and slightly crispy.
- Alternatively, you can reheat frozen waffles in a toaster or toaster oven. Simply toast them until they are warmed through and crispy.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!