Weekends are usually crazy busy. Every couple of weeks I get my nails done early, I’ll hit up the farmers’ market for some fresh produce, do the grocery shopping, laundry, and basically run around like a crazy person. The weather in Utah today is just, um, lovely (a-hem). It’s pouring rain, so the farmers’ market is out. I took advantage of this by sleeping in and then trying something new for breakfast.
I see posts all over about people who make sweet potato waffles. I’ve tried a couple of versions but never really found one I liked. So, I threw out the recipes and just put together some stuff I thought might work. I’m sure this version is out there somewhere (with the billions of recipes on billions of websites across cyber world I’m not vain enough to think I’m the first person to conceive this). My teenage son saw me taking pictures of the food and said, “Ooh, what’s that?” I smiled and asked if he wanted some. This is the Pop-Tarts-and-Cereal-for-Breakfast kid. He said he loved them.
This breakfast is a little higher carb than what I usually eat, especially when you add the fruit. I stuck to berries since they tend to be a little lower carb. You could vary this by sauteing some veggies (spinach, mushrooms, squash, etc) and putting that on the waffle before topping with the eggs (and bypass the fruit). But if you just want a treat – like I was feeling this morning – go for the berries. Yum!
1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded (about 1 1⁄2 cup shreds)
1 T. coconut flour
1 T. coconut oil, melted
Sea salt, black pepper and onion powder
Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir well. Let stand about 5 minutes to allow coconut flour to absorb moisture from the egg and oil, then toss again.
Preheat waffle iron and lightly grease. Spread about 1⁄4 cup of the sweet potato mixture into the waffle iron. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer from waffle iron to a paper towel lined baking sheet. Set oven to lowest temperature and keep waffles warm in the oven until all are prepared. Top with eggs (any style) and fresh fruit.