DIY Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Meal Prep
Everybody loves a tasty waffle when the cravings hit. That being said, we should not resort to store-bought waffles that are high in calories and full of sugar. With this sweet potato waffle recipe, you will forever say goodbye to the one from the store.
This recipe is so easy to make and is packed full of healthy nutrients your body needs for you to have a productive day. Many breakfast recipes can be substituted with this one, and you can also make them as a post-workout snack. Now, let’s not dilly-dally anymore, roll up those sleeves and let’s get to cooking.
To begin with, you will need the following ingredients: one cup of peeled and cooked sweet potato. This should be about 130 grams or so. Next up, set aside two eggs, one-fourth cup of coconut oil, and a third cup of almond milk (make sure it is unsweetened).
For the dry ingredients, you will need one cup of oat flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon each (if you want, you can substitute cinnamon for the same amount of nutmeg), and lastly if you want you can also add one teaspoon of turmeric. Also, you will need coconut oil spray for the waffle maker so the batter does not stick.
Additionally, you can also add things like chia seeds for a longer shelf life, vanilla for taste, or crushed nuts for that signature crunch and additional texture.
To prepare, mix the sweet potato that you previously mashed together with other wet ingredients. After that, add the dry ingredients and combine the mixture until you get the perfect consistency for waffles. Heat up the waffle iron or maker and spray it with coconut oil. Once you finish making the waffles, place them on a tray and bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 8 minutes. When the waffles cool down, you are ready to enjoy them!
Ingredients for 6 waffles:
- 1 cup (130g) sweet potato (peeled, cooked)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup oat flour**
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (and/or nutmeg)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- coconut oil spray
- crushed nuts
- chia seeds
- waffle iron
- cooling/baking rack
(**) – instead of purchasing oat flour, place oatmeal into a blender and “grind” it into flour
Set oven to 400F.
Prepare sweet potatoes by either using leftover baked sweet potatoes, baby food or by steaming cubed pieces of sweet potatoes in a large pot using a steamer basket. After about 20 minutes or so of steaming, they should be tender enough to easily pierce with a fork. If you’re using baked sweet potato, remove the skin and allow them to cool to room temperature. Mash up the cooked sweet potatoes and then toss the remaining wet ingredients into the bowl with the sweet potato. Stir and mix until the mixture is smooth and there are no visible large chunks of sweet potato.
In a smaller bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dry ingredient items.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix it all together using a spatula.
Fire up the waffle iron, spray it with coconut oil, then evenly distribute the batter onto the waffle iron. If you want to personalize it, toss in some “Extras” before closing the lid on the waffle iron. Cook until desired readiness. Repeat.
Place the cooked waffles on a baking rack and bake them in the oven for about 8 minutes at 400F in order to firm up some.
Allow the waffles to completely cool to room temperature before wrapping them individually in plastic wrap and storing them in the freezer.
Approximate macros for 1 of 6 waffles (without extras)
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Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!