Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe (Gluten-Free)

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Paleo sweet potato waffles are deliciously simple. These are made with just two main ingredients!

Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

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The Paleo Breakfast Dilemma

When you decide to eat more real food, one of the first things that goes off the menu is refined carbohydrates. A typical standard Western diet places refined carbs at the center of breakfast.

That leaves many people new to paleo wondering, “What can I eat?”

Bagels, toast, breakfast cereal, croissants, muffins – dessert for breakfast! – are some of the typical breakfast fare that doesn’t fit well with a real food diet. Naturally, minds drift to gluten-free varieties of these foods.

And it’s common now-a-days to find a huge variety of gluten-free options on supermarket shelves.

What About Gluten-Free Waffles?

Baking mixes, pancake mix, bread, and even granolas are usually pretty easy to find. While these non-gluten, grain-free options are okay for occasional use by many people, they can also be problematic.

That’s why I’m sharing my Sweet Potato Waffles recipe with you today.

Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

So Why are Gluten-Free Baked Goods a Problem?

If you’re trying to repair your body’s insulin sensitivity, gluten-free flours can stall your efforts.

The reason is that many gluten-free baking flours are highly processed. Most contain very little fiber. For that reason alone, these options can spike blood sugar pretty high…

…sometimes as much as or more than grains.

(Here comes bad cop nutritionist Steph…)

If you’re focusing on repairing your body composition, insulin response, gut health, etc. you’d do best if you mostly avoid gluten-free baked goods. Once you’ve resolved some of that stuff, it’s probably a better time to indulge.

But shoot, sometimes you still want a dang waffle. I get that.

Why I Love These Sweet Potato Waffles

Luckily, these Sweet Potato Waffles tick all the boxes.

  • They are made from a whole food source of carbohydrates: sweet potatoes.
  • Protein from eggs bumps up the nutrient density.
  • They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, unlike most gluten-free flours and pancake mixes.
  • They come together pretty easily.
  • Unlike regular waffles, these are pretty filling.

Now, if you drown these sweet potato waffles in a gallon of maple syrup, that’s not great either. Just be cool.

When you think about what you can make with them, a whole new breakfast world opens up.

Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

What To Serve with These Sweet Potato Waffles

For this recipe, be sure to grease your waffle iron even if the surface is non-stick. I just take a paper towel, dip it in coconut oil, and run it between the nooks and crannies before I make each waffle. This is the waffle iron I have.

How Long To Cook These Sweet Potato Waffles

The Sweet Potato Waffles will come out best if you let them cook for longer than your waffle maker indicates. Typically, the waffle iron has a little light that let’s you know when it’s done.

I got the best results when I allowed it to keep cooking for at least a few more minutes. When I lifted the lid and everything looked nicely browned, I turned it out onto a plate.

Of course, these Sweet Potato Waffles aren’t as sturdy as normal waffles would be, so remove them from the waffle iron with care. These are best when eaten fresh, though I’ve stored them in the refrigerator for a couple days.

Are Sweet Potato Waffles Whole30?

Note: If you’re doing Whole30, these waffles may fall into the SWYPO category for you. If normal waffles are a trigger food for you, I’d recommend avoiding this recipe during your Whole30.

Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 120 kcal
Sweet Potato Waffles are so much healthier than their typical gluten-free counterparts. This recipe has just two main ingredients. So easy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes shredded using a box grater, peeled if desired
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Coconut oil for greasing the waffle iron

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the shredded sweet potato, eggs, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix until everything combines evenly.
  3. When the waffle iron is preheated, lightly grease the inside, both top and bottom.
  4. Scoop about ⅓ of the sweet potato and egg mixture into the waffle iron, pushing it out to a circular shape. I didn’t go all the way out to the edge because that would make the waffle too thin.
  5. Close the lid and cook, letting it go past the finished light for at least a few more minutes. It’ll be slightly browned and hold together when it’s done.
  6. Gently turn the waffle out onto a plate, then repeat with the remaining mixture.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Potassium 332mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 249.1%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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