What: Delicious Waffles that help get healthy veggies into your kids. Also, since we are family dealing with several food allergies, these have a reasonable amount of Egg in them, so they’ve been a useful vehicle to get our son to, slowly but surely, tolerate it in a baked format.
What makes these extra wonderful is that they are free of added sugar and just one Waffle is quite filling so they make for a comparatively low-calorie adult breakfast. Just pop in the toaster or toaster oven. I have to thank my coworker, Lara, for sharing her recipe adaptation of these tasty and very satisfying waffles. I admit it – I love them as much as my son does!
When: Whenever you’ve got about 30 minutes to make a big batch – 6 waffles, just over three minutes each on the waffle iron.
Why: Because you don’t want to miss a chance to sneak more nutrients into the foods your kids already love. These Waffles freeze well and can be toasted up from frozen in just a minute or two. They’re a great portable work breakfast for moms and dads on the go!
How: All you need is a preheated waffle iron and the below, easy to find ingredients. If you cannot find BPA-free Canned Organic Sweet Potato, you can always prepare and mash your own Sweet Potato ahead of time. Alternately, canned pumpkin makes a great substitute.
Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles
Recipe Yields 6 Large Waffles which can be split into four quadrants (24 pieces)
One 15 Ounce Can Organic Sweet Potato Purée
1/2 Tablespoon Melted Unsalted Butter
2 Medium Egg Whites Lightly Beaten
1.5 Cups 2% Milk
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
Nonstick Vegetable Spray (or extra Butter for greasing iron)
Maple Syrup, for serving
Preheat waffle iron. In large bowl combine Sweet Potatoes, Butter, Egg White, Milk. Beat well with a whisk until well blended. Add both kinds of Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon.
Grease waffle iron with spray or Butter and pour batter on. Cook until golden, crispy, and easily removable from the iron.*See note below.
*Note: We had the best results cooking these longer but on lower heat on the waffle iron- Exactly 3 minutes and 30 seconds on a moderate heat – (position 3 on a Cuisinart Iron). Cut Waffles into quadrants for your little ones, serve and enjoy!!!