Because waffle makers are not just for sweet things. Super simple savory sweet potato waffles happening on the blog today!
OK, so I may be a tiny bit obsessed with my new waffle maker. Did you see the gingerbread waffles I have been making. OMG! So good. My family has already made me promise to make them for Christmas morning.
I had no idea that you could do so many things with a simple waffle maker. We’ve been experimenting with waffling all sorts of things. I poured a veggie omelet into the waffle maker yesterday. It was actually really good. Today’s recipe is another savory waffle made with just sweet potatoes and eggs.
If you are like me, you may not want to eat a ton of bread, but you need a little bit of good quality carbs in your life. That’s where these fun little sweet potato waffles come in. You can use them in the place of bread or serve them as a delicious side for brunch or dinner.
The recipe is super simple. You guys know I love recipes with very few ingredients. Just shredded sweet potatoes and eggs. I used a bit of salt and garlic for flavor. What you end up with is a crispy, savory (and slightly sweet) waffle that pair perfectly with your breakfast eggs or savory meats.
Feel free to add any herbs or spices that make you happy. I was thinking that a cumin, chili pepper, cinnamon combo would be delish. Or you can go with fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or parsley. The possibilities are endless.
Oh, and yes, these little waffles freeze well for later. Simply reheat gently in the oven or toaster oven. They crisp up nicely.
P.S. In case you are curious, THIS is the waffle maker that I use. It’s absolutely the best. The price point is a bit higher, but it makes PERFECT waffles EVERY time. Never sticks. And has a steam-release feature that ensures crispy waffles.
- 1 tbsp ghee, butter, or coconut oil
- 4 cups shredded sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1–2 cloves garlic (crushed) OR 1/4 tsp garlic powder (like this)
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ghee, butter, or coconut oil for greasing the waffle maker
- Heat one tablespoon fat of choice in a skillet on medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, salt and garlic. Stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of water and saute until sweet potato begins to soften – about 5-6 minutes. Be sure to stir often to ensure even cooking and to prevent sticking.
- Remove from heat and scrape into a large bowl. Preheat waffle maker.
- Once waffle maker is hot, add beaten eggs to cooked sweet potatoes. Stir to thoroughly combine.
- Liberally brush melted fat on waffle maker. Spoon about 3/4 cup of the mixture onto hot waffle iron. ( Each waffle maker will vary in size.) Press down gently on the mixture with the back of the measuring cup to spread it out a bit. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.
- To freeze: freeze in single layer or separated by parchment paper. Simply reheat gently in oven or toaster oven.
- I’ve attempted this recipe without cooking the sweet potato first. It does work, but I prefer the texture when I pre-cook it. It also takes much longer to waffle it if the sweet potato is not cooked.
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