Most of my recipes are born out of a craving. And these chocolate sweet potato waffles are no exception. How could I make a healthy waffle, with a dose of veggies, and have it be chocolate to boot? I made a resolution to not buy flour for the first few months of this year, due to my pancake addiction (I literally ate them everyday), so I decided to use oat flour, which is just old fashioned oats blended into a fine flour. Once that was done, I knew I was on the right track.
I prefer to keep sugars at a minimum for my breakfasts, so the natural sweetness from the sweet potato, plus a drizzle of honey, was perfect for me. However, if you’d like to hike up the chocolate in these chocolate sweet potato waffles, feel free to toss in a handful of chocolate chips!
I made my waffles small, by pouring only one ladle of batter onto the middle of the waffle iron, but you can easily make them full-size, just keep in mind, you will likely only get about 2 1/2 -3 waffles out of this recipe. I topped mine with bananas, dried cherries, and walnuts, with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar. I imagine they would also be delicious with fresh strawberries, raspberries, whipped cream, or butter and maple syrup.
Chocolate Sweet Potato Waffles
Makes 6 small waffles
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup mashed sweet potato
2 T. cocoa powder
1 cup coconut milk
1 t. apple cider vinegar
2 T. coconut oil
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
2 T. flax meal
1 T. chia seeds
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. honey
1/4 t. salt
1. Begin by pouring the coconut milk and apple cider vinegar into a small bowl and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together everything except the oats and milk mixture.
3. Blend the oats in a blender on high until they resemble flour. Now, alternate adding the milk and flour in two batches, stirring until just incorporated. The batter will be thick, but still pour-able. Cook the waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions. For small waffles, pour about one ladleful of batter, for large, about 21/2-3. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!