Sweet Potato Waffles with Avocado Dip

Andrea
13 Jul, 2020
Sweet Potato Waffle with Avocado Dip

Sometimes it’s difficult to get creative with breakfast and if you don’t pay attention you end up having eggs for breakfast 4 days in a row. This savory sweet potato-based waffle is good for breakfast or as a snack. With the avocado dip this particular combination functions more like a snack. But think about all the different things you can combine this waffle with for a nice filling savory breakfast.

Waffle is very popular and several countries have their own version, Belgium alone has over a dozen regional varieties. The waffle’s history started in ancient time, Greeks cooked flat cakes between hot metal plates first and it was spread throughout medieval Europe. And became known as wafers and were cooked on open fire between iron plates with long handles. The word “waffle” is derived from the Dutch “wafel”, which itself comes from the Middle Dutch word “wafele” and goes all the way back to the 13th century.

Look closely at this painting! What do you see on the table?

Jan Steen

Yes, a waffle. This painting was made by Jan Steen, a Dutch Golden Age painter, in the 17th century. (It’s owned by Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.) Waffles have been around for a long time.

Wheat-based and especially sugar-sweetened varieties were very expensive, except for rich people during that time. Nowadays, this has changed, as the wheat flour and sugar are available to everyone, there is no barrier. I do not use wheat flour or sugar, my version is savory and gluten, lactose, sugar free.

You will need an electric waffle maker to make it. All waffle makers differ from each other, some heat faster than others, others have more temperature options. Mine is very simple, nothing extra, just one button, one temperature. You have to figure out the perfect solution for your waffle maker, I only suggest a starting point, everything depends on your waffle maker.

Never forget to grease the iron plates with melted coconut oil before you spoon the batter on them, because they will stick in the plates and you won’t be able to take them out.

Try my other savory green banana waffle too, that’s also a good option for breakfast. I make sweet waffles too not just savory, that recipe is coming soon.


Sweet Potato Waffles with Avocado Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 8 pieces

Equipment

  • Waffle maker
  • Blender or Immersion blender

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Waffle

  • 200 gram sweet potato puree
  • 20 gram coconut flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped finely
  • coconut oil to coat the plates of electric waffle maker

Avocado dip

  • 2 medium avocado
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 80 gram lactose free yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • Peel and cut to cubes the sweet potato. Put it into pan with water and cook for 10 minutes from boiling.
  • Drain and mash it. Add coconut flour and eggs to the mashed sweet potato, mix them.
  • Add chives, parsley, salt and pepper to the mixture, and stir.
  • Heat the electric waffle maker up.
  • Coat the plates of the waffle maker with coconut oil.
  • Spoon 1½ tbsp mixture to each plate, close the waffle maker and cook them for 6-8 minutes. Repeated this process until batter runs out.
  • Check your waffle maker’s instructions for the best result. The first piece will be your test waffle to be able to adjust to your machine, because all waffle makers are different! Maybe your waffles need more or less time.
  • Put all avocado dip ingredients into a bowl. Use immersion blender to mix it for 1,5 – 2 minutes. That’s it!
  • Serve waffles with avocado dip.