Life is like baking or cooking new recipes. We must take different ingredients, mix them together, alter the procedure and see what yields. If it tastes bad, either modify it or don’t make it again. Simple idea, right?
If I’m trying to come up with new recipes, it is usually pulling random ingredients out of my cupboard and fridge/freezer. Can you relate? No one likes the hassle of having to run to the store late in the day/night for that ONE ingredient the recipe author claims is necessary or the recipe will be a flop. The best thing about trying out new recipes is that if they fail, I can either improve the recipe or not make them again. I’ve attempted sweet potato waffles a few times. The first few were kind of dry… But this one, I think I’ve got it down.
Key to a moist (yes, I am not afraid to use this descriptive word), tasty sweet potato waffle? Baking the sweet potato first! When I’m in a time crunch, I will cook my sweet potatoes in the microwave. However, that does not yield the same texture of the potato like baking.
This go around, I actually baked my sweet potatoes in the crock pot! Epic idea.
All you do is wash the sweet potatoes, poke holes in them, individually wrap each potato in foil, place in the crock pot and set on low for at least eight hours. I put them on overnight and it worked perfectly to turn off the pot and store the potatoes in the refrigerator that next morning. You can either take them out of the foil and store into your individual meals or store altogether and remove as the days go by. They will store for about 4-6 days and can be reheated or eaten cold.
Alright, on to this recipe. I added 1/4 cup blueberries, half an apple and 1 Tbsp honey for added sweetness. Fun fact, 1 Tbsp of honey is 17g of carbs while a 1/4 cup of maple syrup is about 50g carbs. I actually prefer honey because it is not as heavy but still fulfills my sweet tooth. Macros calculated include ingredients.
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Protein Sweet Potato Waffle
Yields: 1: 364 calories | 21g protein | 66g carbs | 2g fats | 6g fiber | 31g sugar (from honey & fruits)
3.5 oz sweet potato, baked, about a fist sized sweet potato
1/4 cup quick oats
1/3 scoop whey powder (equals about 6g protein)
6 Tbsp. liquid egg whites (equals egg whites from two eggs)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp honey
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients, except for honey and apple.
- Heat and spray waffle maker.
- Use spatula and pour mix into waffle maker.
- Cook as waffle maker instructs. Mine is until there is no more steam.
- Top with honey and apple. Could also add some nut butter, chocolate chips, coconut chips or whipped cream.
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