These Savory Sweet Potato Waffles are perfectly crisp, healthy, gut friendly, Paleo and nut free! They contain bone broth for additional nutrients and are made without any added sugar or sweetener. These savory waffles are great for a quick, satisfying Paleo breakfast!
More often than not, you'll find me eating something sweet for breakfast (like mug cakes or pancakes). But it's nice to change it up every now and then with something savory. And these Savory Sweet Potato Waffles are the perfect way to do that.
These waffles are:
- paleo: grain free, gluten free and dairy free
- gluten free
- crispy - the best waffle texture!
- sugar free: no sugar added
- only 7 ingredients
They are also an excellent way to use leftover sweet potato.
When creating this waffle recipe, I wasn't just looking to make a great tasting waffle, but also one that is nourishing, gut friendly and you can feel good about eating.
Insert: bone broth
Yes, bone broth! I added beef bone broth from Bare Bones for flavor and health benefits. I know this may sound like an odd ingredient - but trust me, it only improves the taste of these paleo waffles!
Any flavor of bone broth will work for this recipe. However, I chose classic beef bone broth. I love Bare Bones products because they are:
- grass fed
- Paleo & Whole30 approved
- non GMO
- made with organic spices & veggies
Ingredients in Savory Sweet Potato Waffles
These gluten free sweet potato waffles contain 7 simple ingredients. Here's what you need:
- mashed sweet potatoes (I recommend white or Japanese)
- Bone Broth
- avocado oil (or olive oil)
- tapioca flour (or arrowroot)
- fresh thyme (optional)
Any type of sweet potato will work in these waffles, but for best results I recommend white sweet potatoes or Japanese sweet potatoes. You may remove the skin, or keep it on - your preference. However, the sweet potato does need to be cooked, mashed and cooled before making the waffles. So, leftover cooked sweet potato is excellent for this recipe!
This recipe uses Bare Bones classic beef bone broth. However, any flavor will work. (For instance, chicken or turkey bone broth.) The bone broth enhances the flavor and nutritional profile of these savory waffles.
This recipe has not been tested with egg substitutes. I recommend using whole, large, pastured eggs.
These waffles were made with avocado oil, but olive oil is a great Paleo alternative. I like using avocado oil because it is fairly flavorless. This ingredient helps with the texture and crispness of these waffles.
The only substitute for tapioca flour is arrowroot flour. This ingredient is needed to achieve the right texture.
These waffles are seasoned with fresh thyme and salt. Dried thyme will work as well. You may also leave out the thyme or substitute it with any other herb. I don't recommend removing the salt from this recipe.
How to Make Sweet Potato Waffles
To make these savory sweet potato waffles, first prepare the sweet potatoes.
Wash the skin of the sweet potato, cut it into cubes and steam it in a steamer pot. Once the potato is tender, cool it to room temperature. (Leftover sweet potato will work as well.)
Mash the sweet potato and measure out ½ cup. I removed the skin, but you can keep it on if you wish.
Next, mix together the mashed sweet potato, egg, avocado oil and bone broth.
Then mix in the rest of the ingredients. This includes the tapioca flour, thyme and salt.
Cook the waffles on a preheated waffle iron. I used a miniature waffle iron and added about ¼ cup batter for each waffle; making 5 waffles.
The waffles come out crisp, but will soften if left out at room temperature. For crisp waffles, preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. After each waffle has cooked, place it on a wire cooling rack in your oven. They will remain crisp without continuing to cook.
What to Pair With Savory Sweet Potato Waffles?
What goes well with savory paleo waffles? Not to worry, I've got you covered with a few simple sweet potato waffle topping ideas. Including:
- dairy free cream cheese
- grass fed cheese (if you do dairy)
- homemade gravy
- crispy bacon
- sauteed veggies
- pickles veggies
- fresh herbs
You can make these waffles into mini sandwiches, enjoy them plain or add your favorite savory toppings.
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These Savory Sweet Potato Waffles are Paleo, nut free and easy to make. They're a great way to use leftover sweet potato.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mashed sweet potato, bone broth, egg and avocado oil. Mix well.
- Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour about ¼ cup batter on a preheated, mini waffle iron. Cook until done.
- Optional: place cooked waffles in the oven at 250 degrees F to keep crisp (and warm).
*I recommend white or Japanese sweet potatoes. Prior to mashing, wash and chop the sweet potato, then steam in a steamer pot until tender. Cool the potatoes to room temperature, then remove the skin and mash with a fork or potato masher.
Keywords: waffles, savory, no added sugar, sweet potato, Paleo, Nut Free, bone broth