Breakfast this Weekend? Try these Sweet Potato Waffles (Protein Packed & Paleo!)
ut what is a healthy breakfast anyway?
Contrary to popular belief, a healthy breakfast is NOT cereal, toast and juice. In fact, a breakfast like that will throw your body into fat-storage mode, not to mention that is promotes dangerous inflammation.
While farm-fresh eggs and pastured bacon make a wonderful breakfast, this standby can get a little, well, boring! And food boredom often means overeating… and eating the wrong kinds of food, at that!
But I have good news. You can indulge in the breakfast foods you crave – like fluffy pancakes, crisp waffles and even donuts – when they are made with intelligent ingredients. And that’s exactly what I did with these super-simple, healthy and delicious sweet potato waffles.
Take a look at how Intelligent Waffles stack up nutritionally against Eggo brand:
Think you have time to whip up a batch of these in the morning? Don’t worry… it doesn’t take long. Or you can also make them on a weekend and store in zip-top bags in the freezer for a toast-and-go breakfast in minutes.
Paleo Sweet Potato Waffle Recipe
Yield: 6 large waffles
- 4 pastured eggs
- 1 cup egg whites (about 8 egg whites)
- 4 oz. organic sweet potato, roasted
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 pinch Celtic Sea Salt
- 1/3 cup Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk
- 8 Tbsp. coconut flour
- 20 drops Stevia Clear Liquid Stevia (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. organic cinnamon (optional)
- In a medium bowl, add eggs, egg whites, sweet potato, stevia and coconut milk. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients to a smooth consistency. You can also blend the ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet on high speed for one minute or until smooth.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – baking soda, salt, coconut flour and cinnamon.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and blend on high to fully incorporate. Batter should be thick but pourable.
- Preheat your waffle iron. (NOTE: Be sure to use a cast iron waffle pan or a PFOA/PFTE free waffle iron). Spray with coconut oil spray before use.
- Ladle 1/4 to 1/3 cup onto the preheated iron, close the lid and cook for approximately one minute (time will vary according to waffle iron or pan and temperature settings).
- Serve with grass-fed Kerrygold Butter and a drizzle of homemade sugar-free maple syrup
Nutrition Information (Per Serving)
146 calories, 6.8 grams fat, 4 g saturated fat, 1.3 g monounsaturated fat, 0.47 g polyunsaturated fat, 141 mg cholesterol, 10.9 g carbohydrate, 2.7 g sugar, 4.1 g fiber, 10.3 g protein
Nutrition Bonus: 76% RDA for vitamin A, 21% of the RDA for riboflavin, 27% of the RDA for selenium
For more great breakfast recipes that taste like dessert… and desserts so healthy you can have them for breakfast, check out our Carefree Candies series featuring a special bonus, Better Breakfasts. You’ll learn how to make pancake-house favorites like French toast, buttery popovers and sweet, sticky donuts…plus candy-shoppe treats like peanut butter cups, chocolate bark, truffles and more!
To Healthy Choices with Intelligent Ingredients,
CEO & Editor-in-Chief