Happy New Year everyone!!!
For many, the new year provides us with a clean slate, and the desire to better ourselves aka our resolutions. This often times means eating healthy and going to the gym. Well I am just like many of you and my 2019 resolution is to eat healthier!
Last year I challenged myself to Whole 30, but this year I decided to test out Paleo, with the thought that it was a lifestyle change rather than a detox. So here we are, it’s 2019 and while I will obviously make recipes that are not Paleo compliant, for the month of January I am going to focus on them!
This week I made Sweet Potato Waffles. Yes you heard that right, and yes they were delicious!
To make this dish you will need:
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
- 4 Eggs, whisked
- 1/4 cup of Green Onions, only the green ends
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
Also, to make this recipe easier, I recommend using a food processor to shred your sweet potatoes, cheesecloth to strain the water out of the potatoes once shredded, and a waffle maker!
**If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a mandolin, but your arm may get a little sore, and you may be able to use a paper towel or dish towel to strain your shredded potatoes, but I highly recommend buying cheesecloth- much less of a clean up!**
To start you should prepare and shred your potatoes!
- I use two medium potatoes and started by peeling the outside skin off, then cutting the potato lengthwise into 4 quarters.
- Using the grating blade in my food processor I added one piece at a time to the processor.
- Once all the potatoes are fully grated, move them to a cheesecloth, and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
- Place shredded potatoes into a mixing bowl.
With the sweet potato fully shredded and ready to go, it is time to mix your batter.Combine the green onion, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and whisked eggs with the shredded sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Mix everything together.
With your batter ready, you can now cook your waffles!
Pull out your waffle iron. I only have this mini one, which works perfectly, but you can only make one at a time. If you have a larger one, use it. If you want smaller waffles, you can cut the large waffles into 4 pieces.
Start by spraying the machine with coconut oil, and then fill the machine and close the lid to let the potatoes cook. In my little machine it took about 6-8 minutes to be cooked to my liking. The time may change if using a larger waffle iron. If your waffles start to stick, spray a little more coconut oil on.
My batch made about 10 waffles, depending on how thick you want them to be. I served mine with some Turkey bacon that I crisped up in my air fryer and a side of avocado slices. They were delicious when eaten separately and all together.
If you really want to get creative, we put 1 egg in the waffle iron for about 45 seconds to a minute and then used the sweet potato waffles as buns and made and egg sandwich with the turkey bacon and avocado!
Over all, this dinner was delicious and so flavorful. You’ll forget that there are no condiments or cheese!