Growing up waffles were something I made with my grand-parents, at the weekend as a treat or ate at the fair ground. Nowadays, as a health conscious foodie mum I like to play around with so called indulgent, cheeky treats and tweak them! Still treats, but rid of the refined sugars and packed with nourishing goodness and flavours. These cinnamon waffles are just that.
makes 4 waffles
2 cups cold sweet potato mash
1/4 cup gluten free oat flour (or alternative)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Coconut oil to grease
Prep time: 20mins
Cooking time: 10mins
Add the cold sweet potato mash, flour and eggs into a large mixing bowl.
Mix everything well until all is combined and smooth.
Add the desiccated coconut and mix well.
Add the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and stir.
Grease the waffle maker's plates according to manufacturer's instructions and heat up.
When ready, add about 1/2 cup of the sweet potato batter to the plate(s) and gently close the waffle maker.
Cook for about 10mins or until waffles appear golden brown and a little crispy.
Repeat with remaining batter.
the health boost tip
There is no limit to creativity with waffles! Made with sweet potato they are a great source of dietary fibres and slow release carbohydrates.
These waffles will keep in the fridge and can also be frozen. They are delicious accompanied with yoghurt, banana, blueberries and a sprinkle of nuts and seeds. For a sweet and savoury mix, they are delicious with bacon, spinach, a poached egg and maple syrup!