Crispy Fluffy Sweet Potato Protein Waffles

4 Servings
17 min

Soft and fluffy Sweet Potato Protein Waffles with a perfect crispy edge! These healthy waffles are made with mashed sweet potato, protein powder and whole wheat flour and full of warm spices - a delicious breakfast indeed!

This was kind of an “I need to use up my leftover mashed sweet potato” recipe. I’d baked and mashed a ton of it at once because I don’t really like to wait for the baking thing when I have cravings.

But this time I got way hooked on chocolate-flavored stuff so these just remained in the fridge for like 4 days and were going to go bad.

So then there was me, coming up with a recipe and making waffles at midnight + doing a photo shoot so I’d be able to have them the next morning without wasting time then.

And yes, the shoot was required. Food Blogging + Photography > Sleep.

Crispy Fluffy Sweet Potato Protein Waffles
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 2 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 17 min
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  • 1 cup Mashed Sweet Potato, 225g, from 1 large
  • ¼ cup Almond Milk, or other
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅓ cup Whole Wheat Flour, 40g
  • ¼ cup Unflavored Protein Powder, 22g, about ⅔ scoop, or more flour
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Protein Powder, 22g, about ⅔ scoop
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder, or 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • Cooking oil spray, for greasing

Preheat waffle iron.
In a large bowl, add the flour, unflavored and vanilla protein powders, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix.
In a bowl, whisk together the mashed sweet potatoes, almond milk and eggs.
Add wet mix to dry and gently fold to combine. Do not over-mix, the batter will be thick.
Spray waffle iron with cooking oil spray.
Scoop out ⅓ cup batter into middle of prepared waffle iron. Do not use too much, the batter will spread and waffle will rise a lot.
Cook for 3½ minutes.
Remove from waffle from iron and repeat with remaining batter, greasing each time.
Drizzle on some Tahini or Nut Butter and serve hot with some fresh fruit!
  • Use Garnet or Jewel sweet potatoes. They are orange-reddish on the outside, and mildly sweet.
  • Make sure you let the sweet potato cool before going ahead with the recipe or it will scramble the eggs.
  • To make mashed sweet potato: Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash and scrub sweet potato and piece all over with a fork about 10 times. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. Gently squeeze with an oven mitt to test if cooked. Return to oven at 10 minute intervals if firm.
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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