These tasty sweet potato waffles are quick and easy to make, and go well with both savoury and sweet toppings. Sweet potato waffles can be enjoyed at any time of day – savoury waffles topped with smashed avocado and fried egg, and sprinkled with cracked black pepper makes an equally delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Sweet potato puree: This is easy to make, simply steam a peeled and diced sweet potato in a colander over a saucepan of simmering water for about 20 minutes. Then mash with a potato masher or blend until smooth.
- Eggs: A large egg plus a large egg yolk
- Milk: Use milk your favourite milk for this recipe. If you’re using cow’s milk opt for full fat organic. If you’re using a plant milk, look for a brand with minimal ingredients (ideally just two – the nut/grain and water!), avoiding sunflower oil, emulsifiers and sweeteners. I used oat milk for this recipe.
- Buckwheat flour: Make sure you get gluten-free buckwheat flour if you’re following a gluten-free diet. If you can’t find buckwheat flour it the store you can easily make it yourself if you have a high-speed blender. Here’s my recipe for homemade buckwheat flour.
- Baking powder: To help make fluffy waffles.
How to make sweet potato waffles
If you don’t have a waffle maker but you’d like to buy one, this is a good mid-priced one. I have Sage The Smart Waffle, which is worth the investment if you plan to make waffles frequently.
First, preheat the waffle maker. Then, you can make these sweet potato waffles in two easy steps:
- Make the batter: Place the sweet potato puree, egg, egg yolk, oat milk, oat flour and baking powder in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Cook the waffles: Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter per waffle into the waffle maker and cook until golden. Set aside and keep warm in a low oven. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Top your waffles with avocado mashed with fresh lime juice, a handful of sliced cherry tomatoes and a fried egg. Sprinkle with flaky salt and cracked black pepper to serve.
- Use avocado oil to fry your egg, this is the most stable oil at very high temperatures.
- You could make spicy guacamole instead of smashed avocado if you want to spice things up.
Try these winning sweet combinations:
- Pomegranate, yoghurt and cacao nibs
- Fresh berries and a dash of maple syrup
More sweet potato recipes to try
- Sweet potato wedges or sweet potato curly fries make a great veggie side.
- For lunch, try this sweet potato soup with chermoula-roasted chickpeas.
- If you want something more substantial, this lemony sweet potato & lentil curry is next level delicious!
I hope you enjoy this sweet potato waffle recipe. If you make it, let me know how it turned out. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or post in The Fertility Kitchen Community.
Sweet potato waffles
- 180 g sweet potato puree
- 1 large organic free-range egg
- 1 large organic free-range egg yolk
- 140 ml milk of your choice I used oat milk
- 100 g buckwheat flour (see notes)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 avocado mashed
- Juice of ½ lime
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Handful of cherry tomatoes sliced
- 2 fried eggs (see notes)
- Preheat the waffle maker. Place the sweet potato puree, egg, egg yolk, oat milk, oat flour and baking powder in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter per waffle into the waffle maker and cook until golden. Set aside and keep warm in a low oven. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Place the avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mash.
- Divide the waffles and tomatoes between serving plates and top with the mashed avocado and fried eggs. Season with salt and pepper to serve.