These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Waffles Will Make Your Morning 

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Caroline Muggia is a writer, environmental advocate, and registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with a B.A. in Environmental Studies & Psychology from Middlebury College.
These Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Waffles Will Make Your Morning
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Start your weekend off the right way with these crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside, gluten-free sweet potato waffles. Yes, it's true, these waffles are made with nutrient-dense veggies and can even be made in under 15 minutes.

This delightful breakfast, created by James Won, author of the new cookbook 10-a-Day the Easy Way, is made with sweet potatoes, which have immune-boosting properties, and carrots, which are high in vitamin C and known to support the health of your skin and eyes.

Depending on whether you're looking for a savory or sweet treat, you can top your waffles with more veggies like avocado, tomato, and onion or opt for a sweeter touch with apples, blueberries, and kiwi.

Won recommends adding a little extra healthy fat to the waffle toppings to "significantly boost the absorption of the heart-healthy carotenes in the sweet potato." This could be olive, avocado, or coconut oil, nuts, or peanut butter.

There's nothing better than indulging in a yummy breakfast classic without having to worry about the post-breakfast food coma. These light waffles will give you the energy you need to get out the door and enjoy the day!

Sweet Potato Waffles

Serves 2


  • olive oil, for greasing
  • 250 g (9 oz) cooked sweet potato
  • 150 g (5½ oz) custard powder
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp finely grated orange zest
  • large pinch of salt
  • 150 g (5½ oz) finely grated carrots 


  1. Grease and preheat a waffle iron. 
  2. Blitz together all the ingredients except the carrots in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and gently fold in the finely grated carrots.
  4. Spoon the batter into the waffle iron to make 4 waffles. Cook over high heat for 4 minutes on each side if using an old-school iron. If you are using a fancy electric one, these timings may vary.

Suggested toppings

  • Apple, peanut butter, and blueberry
  • Salmon, avocado, and boiled egg
  • Kiwi, mixed berries, and yogurt
  • Bacon, banana, and maple syrup

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