Cooking, Paleo, Sweet Potato, Turkey

Week 50: Sweet Potato Waffles (Paleo)

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!

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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!

  1. I use two medium potatoes and started by peeling the outside skin off, then cutting the potato lengthwise into 4 quarters.
  2. Using the grating blade in my food processor I added one piece at a time to the processor.
  3. Once all the potatoes are fully grated, move them to a cheesecloth, and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  4. Place shredded potatoes into a mixing bowl.

With the sweet potato fully shredded and ready to go, it is time to mix your batter.IMG_3681-e1546545224344.jpgCombine the green onion, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and whisked eggs with the shredded sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Mix everything together.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Over all, this dinner was delicious and so flavorful. You’ll forget that there are no condiments or cheese!

-R-

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