If you are looking for a recipe what is changing up your ordinary breakfast or brunch routine, then don’t look no further. I’ve got you covered. These delicious savory sweet potato and spinach waffles are made with only 5 ingredient and the batter is easily prepared in your blender. The best thing: they are gluten free, dairy free and compatible with your whole 30 and plaeo diet.
Savory sweet potato and spinach waffles and how I’m trying to find my way to new health
I originally invented this recipe for my whole30 diet which I started about a week ago. I’m doing whole 30 because I have had health issues for yearsand that diet is one of my last tries to get a handle on my health.
I’m a morning person and hence I need my breakfast in the morning. But since I’m not allowed to eat my beloved oatmeal I wanted to invent something different because I can’t eat scrambled eggs or chia pudding every morning ?.
Have you ever been on a paleo diet and wanted to have waffles or bread? You may have tried one or too recipes where you had to use soaked cashew nuts? Gotcha ?? Yes me too . I tried to make bread but it was just a soggy wet sponge. Not good. Not good. But I knew that sometimes cashews do the trick for a good consistency.
Savory Sweet Potato & Spinach Waffles are so good!
I’m an experimentalist by heart! That’s why sometimes there are big explosions in my kitchen. But sometimes I get lucky and find some good things in my inventions too like these waffles.
I have a good sense for baking. I know how to whip up a cake or pancake batter without a recipe. Maybe its not perfect but it will always work out. When you bake as long as I do, I think you get a common sense what is working and what is not and of course I’m sure I tried at least 600 recipes 😉 and most of them worked the same way. The tricky recipes are the healthier ones where you try to omit regular ingredients with healthier ones. Especially when you can’t use flour.
First things first: Ingredients!
Sweet Potatoes: Since I always have sweet potatoes at home and I know that many healthy recipes call for them due to their starch and their natural sweetness I used one for my recipe.
Spinach: I added spinach because I love the taste and they give a nice green colouring.
Herbs: herbs because – Hey they are HERBS! They are awesome and give your dish that little extra taste kick. You can use whatever you like. I like mixed herbs with dill, parsley, chive and because its spring you could add wild garlic.
Eggs:I need something for the binding. Sure you could use instead two flaxseed eggs. Every person living a vegan lifestyle will know what is meant ;-).
Plant based milk: its optional. you can use it instead of the water in which the cashews are soaked.
Baking powder: the batter has to rise 😉
The process of making!
So first I pricked a medium sized sweet potato (about 200g) and cooked it in my microwave on high for about 4-5 minutes. I turned on my waffle iron on medium high heat but I’m sure everyone know best which temperature works with his waffle iron.
While my sweet potato cooked I put the thawed spinach, the soaked cashews with the soaking water or with the plant based milk, eggs, herbs and salt into my food processor. When the sweet potato is cooked and peeled I added it to the other ingredients and blent everything until smooth and homogenous. At last I added the baking powder and just blent it for a couple of seconds. Don’t overdo it otherwise the baking powder will not do his job.
Let everything sit for a couple of minutes. The waffle dough will rise more.
When the skillet is hot use about 3 tablespoons of batter for one waffle. I cooked my waffles for about 7 minutes.
What is a waffle without the toppings.
Am I right or am I right 😉 ?!? The best part about waffles are the toppings.
You know there are thousands of possible choices on how to top your waffle but since I’m on a strict food diet my choices are a little bit limited. Since we have spring I used cooked green asparagus as one of my toppings. You know nothing is better than a looooot of goodies on my waffles.
My choice of toppings:
Green asparagus and cherry tomatoes: The easiest way is to simply bake the green stalks and tomatoes with some salt, pepper and olive oil in the oven.
Eggs: There has to be at least one egg on a savory breakfast waffle. Doesn’t matter which style But my preference at the moment is poached ;-).
Avocado slices: avocados are a perfect match for almost everything.
Green Pesto: I need a sauce for my waffles and there are 2 good reasons why a pesto is always a good choice. First its very easy to make and second it always tastes delicious .
Salad leaves: I always like some fresh salad leaves too for an added vitamin kick ;-).
This is a great recipe for every brunch or breakfast. You can make the waffles in advance and just heat them up in your microwave before serving it with the toppings. You can keep the waffles up to 4 days in your fridge in an airtight container.
I hope you will enjoy my recipe and please let me know how it is going for you. Tag us on our social media accounts @twosisterslivinglife or on Facebook we are more than happy to share your picture in our stories 🙂 . IIf you have any questions leave us a comment. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.
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savory sweet potato and spinach waffles - gluten free, whole30 & lactose free
How I like to eat my waffles
Puting everything together