Sweet potatoes are a great source of healthy carbohydrates and low on the glycemic index, which means they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. They’re also rich in vitamins A, B and C and their high fiber content helps you stay full longer. Here, they’re combined with antioxidant-rich dark chocolate for a sweet-savory breakfast.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Waffles
- 1/2 cup (100g) mashed sweet potato (from 1 small sweet potato)
- 3/4 cup (90g) plain unsweetened kefir
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (52g) coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups (180g) gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (45g) dark chocolate chips
Preheat a nonstick waffle iron, coated with cooking oil, to medium heat. Microwave sweet potato until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh.
Mash the sweet potato and measure out 1/2 cup (100g). Place in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Add kefir, eggs, maple syrup and coconut oil to the bowl and whisk to combine.
Stir the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Add the flour, stirring just until incorporated. Once all ingredients are fully mixed, fold in the chocolate chips and mix well, making sure there are chips throughout the batter.
Spoon the batter onto the waffle iron, making sure the batter covers the grates entirely.
Waffles are cooked when the waffle maker indicates or once a golden brown crust has formed and waffles can be easily removed from the waffle maker.
Serve with maple syrup or your favorite toppings.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 waffle
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 419; Total Fat: 20.8g; Saturated Fat: 15.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1.6g; Cholesterol: 98.6mg; Sodium: 118.4mg; Carbohydrate: 53.5g; Dietary Fiber: 1.2g; Sugar: 12.7g; Protein 8.3g