My latest obsession has been sweet potato. People may think of them as only a Thanksgiving type food, but they’re actually quite versatile, and bring the most subtle natural sweetness to any dish. What better way to celebrate sweet potatoes than make it into a waffle?
These waffles keep you full, satisfied, and are quite the guilt-less morning treat. I like to refrigerate them, and pop them in the grill during the week. Yes, you may be thinking that waffles are all around bad for your – and yes, sometimes they can be, especially when they’re gluten free; manufacturer’s might add unnecessary ingredients like natural flavor, or other heavily processed like corn syrup.
Author: Kayla Butera (adapted from Minimalist Baker)
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
1¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or soy milk) + 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
¼ cup canola oil, or coconut oil
¼ cup agave nectar or maple syrup (to taste)
½ cup gluten free extra thick rolled oats
1¾ cups gluten free flour blend
1½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp flax meal
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Optional add ins:
Whisk almond milk and vinegar in a small mixing bowl and let set for a few minutes to curdle. Then add oil, agave nectar or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and whisk. Set aside.
Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Add more sweetener or some vanilla extract if desired.
Let set for 5-10 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. (I set mine to 4 out of 5 for a crispier waffle, but adjust yours according to preference.)
Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray such and pour on about ½ cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack. Do not stack.
Serve immediately with desired toppings, such as coconut nectar, dark chocolate, coconut flakes, or goji berries. Store leftovers in a freezer safe bag and reheat in the toaster for best results. Will keep in the freezer for up to a couple months, although they're freshest within the first couple weeks.