Waffles are such a traditional breakfast food, and one of my favorite breakfast foods. But I have always been a “waffle-snob” and prefer fresh made, never toasted. Those frozen packaged waffles are gross, if you ask me. They don’t even taste like waffles. And they certainly don’t have real food wholesome ingredients. Since it is incredibly easy to make homemade waffles, I always have. You should, too.
“Best waffles ever!” is the response I get when I serve these. And the sweet potato butter on top is to die for. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness without refined, damaging sugar. It tastes similar to pumpkin pie filling. Maybe that’s why we love it so much in my house!
Dairy butter and even vegan butter, which typically contains palm oil, can be highly damaging to the body. The health benefits of sweet potatoes:
promote a healthy digestive tract
high in folate which is necessary for DNA synthesis
strengthens the immune system
prevents heart disease
maintains fluid and electrolyte balance in cells
reduces water retention
helps normalize heartbeat
For those reasons listed above, I like to make sweet potato butter rather than use oil-based butters. With a great taste and a huge boost to my health…sign me up!
Sweet Potato Butter
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp unsweetened plant milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Boil peeled and diced potatoes until fork tender. Drain then place in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles
3/4 cup unsweetened plant milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup aquafaba
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Add all liquid ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined.
- In a food processor, add the dry ingredients and pulse until a course flour forms.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes while you warm up your waffle iron.
- Cook waffles according to waffle iron instructions.
- Serve warm with a dollop of sweet potato butter! (tip from my son: you can’t go wrong with a drizzle of maple syrup on top 😉 )