Wednesday, October 08, 2014

recipe | sweet potato & banana waffles

i am linking up with Rachel & Madison for the Bread & Wine project. the prompt for today is how to balance convenience with slowing down. one way Thomas & i have found a balance is to make things ahead when we have the time. our time at home on weekdays is very limited, so we don't have a lot of time to cook involved meals. on the weekends when we have the time to slow down, we will make things ahead for the coming week. that way we have healthy foods made that we can use conveniently during the week!

i found this recipe at Total Basset Case & i knew i had to try it out! Thomas & i have been trying to find healthy recipes for "fun" foods recently and this fit the bill! sometimes you just want to have "bad" food, and this way we can have the "bad" food that is actually better for us!


2 medium sweet potatoes
1 banana
1 1/2 cups of almond flour (or oat flour)
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanillla
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp raw honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda

  • wrap potatoes in plastic wrap, poke holes all over, and microwave for 7-8 minutes (or until soft)
  • once potatoes have cooled, peel and cut up
  • puree the potatoes in a food processor until smooth consistency
  • add all other ingredients and mix completely together in the food processor
  • cook in a waffle maker for 5-6 minutes each or until the waffle stays together
  • (optional) enjoy with almond butter on top!

we made ours on the smaller side so we could make more. we keep these in the freezer to heat up for breakfast or snacks when we just have to have something. ours were a little nutty because of the almond flour we used, but we really enjoyed them! they kinda reminded me of banana nut bread!

do you have any healthy recipes for "bad" foods?
share them in the comments - i would love to try them out! :)


  1. Yum. I will have to try these.

  2. I think I just fell in love with this recipe! I LOVEEEE sweet potatoes, but my Mr. does not. Maybe this is a way to convert him! :) And how do you freeze these? That would be so great for the mornings I just don't feel like cooking breakfast!

  3. Homemade waffles are one of our favorite treats! The most creative I ever get is adding chocolate chips or blueberries. These sound so good though! I may have to step out of the box a little and try this combo!

  4. Oh my word.... yes... I want those

  5. These look really yummy!!! Way to make a "bad" thing "better"! Waffles are definitely a weakness of mine. :)

  6. um for real can i just come eat with you guys for a month because mmmmm.

  7. I would have never thought of anything like this! But these look amazing!