Total Basset Case: Recipe: Sweet Potato Banana Waffles

Mar 12, 2013

Recipe: Sweet Potato Banana Waffles

Say what?!
Do those things even go together?
Turns out they do! 
And very well I might add.

In an effort to be evermore healthy, the Mister and I are always looking for new foods and snacks to try that are less processed and incorporate more fresh ingredients.
And things with protein that fill us up with energy instead of junk get major bonus points.
Along came these waffles.

I first saw them on Amazing Paleo and made my first batch just like hers but used oat flour instead of almond flour.
They were fantastic and we devoured the 4 the recipe made in a matter of 24 hours.
I knew I needed to figure out a way to get more out of the recipe or I was going to start feeling like I had picked up a shift at Waffle House.

And in all honesty, the first time I made these I was somewhat (apparently) delirious and ended up mixing all of the components (except the sweet potatoes) in the same bowl instead of separating the dry and wet ingredients as the original recipe suggests.  After a major minor meltdown and questioning of my cooking/reading skills, turns out it works out just fine if you do that. #thankyouforrationalhusbands

So the second time around I had some ripe bananas and thought, 'well self, those would probably be good in those waffles.' 
Self was right.
Delicious in fact. And filling.
So I ended up adding the bananas and doubling the batch and ended up with the lovely stack pictured below.
Want to make your own?
(recipe is for single batch)

Sweet Potato Banana Waffles
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes
1 ripe bananas 
1 1/2 cup(s) oat or almond flour
3 tablespoons (raw) honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon (or more) cinnamon
2 eggs

1. Wrap potato(es) in plastic wrap, poke holes and microwave for 6-8 minutes (or until soft)
2. Let potato cool and peel 
3. Chop potato into small chunks and place in food processor
4. Puree the sweet potato
5. Add all of the other ingredients to the food processor and mix together. (Note: if you are double the batch you may need to mix together in a bowl with a hand mixer.)
6. Fire up the waffle maker and get to cookin'!

I made them a little bit smaller than a normal waffle size and we've been eating half of one at a time.
We have been eating them plain (just heated up in the microwave) or they would be delicious with some almond butter or (pure) maple syrup. 

*I recently bought a bag of oat flour at Whole Foods but turns out it's just as easy and WAY cheaper to make your own with a cup of oats and a food processor.


Heather said...

These looks awesome!!!

Pearls & Paws

brittany @ g squared said...

Sounds amazing!

k8te said...

umm i think i need a waffle maker...STAT! these look amazing!

Kelly said...

yum! Can't wait to try these.

Jordon said...

Do you just put the oats in the processor to make the flour? I am 99% sure that is a stupid question, but I want to double check before I just make a big mess in my kitchen :)

Unknown said...

I love sweet potatoes, so these look extra yummy to me. what a clever girl you are to stretch it with a banana!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

WHAT?! OMG. These look incredible!!!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

I pretty much love everything with the words sweet potato! These look amazing. Yum!

Unknown said...

I happened upon your blog from another blog and I must admit... I was sold on your site the minute I saw it's name. Then I was reeled in a bit further upon learning your love for Diet Coke.

Super excited to start reading along.

Dani //

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

These look so delicious! Y.U.M.

Fizz and Frosting

Allison said...

I never would have put these ingredients together, but I have to try this because I'm intrigued!!

Val said...

I don't think anything has ever sounded so delicious!!!

Anne said...

Holy shizzzz my mouth is now watering.

Please come cook these for me this Saturday morning?

Jen said...

I saw this on Instagram last week and was so excited you posted the recipe. I totally want to try this soon! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

hii may i know what do you mean by 1 1/2 oat or almond flour ?

Unknown said...

hey may i know what do you mean by 1 1/2 oat or almond flour ? cups or what ?

Unknown said...

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