Sweet Potato Waffle with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

I know everyone is probably up to their eyeballs with all the sweet potatoes they’ve eaten over the last few days but just in case you still have some leftovers, here is a yummy and different way to enjoy them.

I actually came up with this recipe while I was watching Chopped on Food Network as I was digesting my Thanksgiving dinner.   The episode featured four “grandmas” going up against each other to compete for the title of “Chopped Champion”.  When the bio of one of the sweet old ladies came on she was shown making tater tot waffles for her grandkids (what an awesome G-Ma!).  While her version was most certainly not healthy, it was genius.  I had a light bulb moment and knew exactly what I would be making for my Meatless Monday recipe. 

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffle Recipe

I used my leftovers which was a casserole of sweet potatoes mixed with coconut butter, coconut oil and spices and topped with a nutty crumble.  I mixed what would be equivalent to a medium sweet potato (of that mixture) with almond flour, coconut flour, almond milk, eggs, vanilla and baking soda. I will write the instructions out as if it were being made from scratch but if you’re using left over sweet potatoes that already had butter mixed in, feel free to leave out the coconut butter and oil :) 

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce
Yields 2
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For the Sauce
  1. 1 can full fat coconut milk
  2. 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 5 drops liquid vanilla stevia
  4. 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  1. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately then combine together and fold in chopped pecans if desired.
  2. Heat waffle iron.
  3. Once hot, spoon mixture into iron- it will be thick so you won't be able to pour it. Make sure it is spread evenly.
  4. While waffle is cooking prepare the cinnamon coconut sauce- drain the liquid from the can, leaving only the fat. Dump the coconut fat into a bowl and whip it together with the vanilla extract, stevia, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Once waffles are done, remove from iron and plate. Pour sauce over top and garnish with basil leaf.
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Joanna @Makingmine
Reply December 1, 2014

Wow, these look amazing! I've never had a sweet potato waffle, but I love sweet potatoes AND waffles :)
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    This was honestly my first time making one and it was AMAZING! You must try! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply December 1, 2014

YUM YUM YUM. I love a good nontraditional take on traditional dishes. And I would be a chopped champion :D It's basically how I cook in general. Not so good at some of the technique, but otherwise I'd be good :D
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    Girl, you would rock the Chopped kitchen! My hubby cooks like that a lot too- it is amazing to watch him work.

Jennifer F
Reply December 1, 2014

Those look beautifully delicious! I'd like to drink the "syrup"
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply December 1, 2014

Wow interesting combo of ingredients. The waffle looks yummy!
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Reply December 1, 2014

This makes my mouth water. OMG.

Reply December 1, 2014

GASP! These look amazing! I don't know if I can handle giving up the sweet potato casserole my mom made this year so I guess I'll just have to grab some sweet potatoes...darn. ;) Pinning to make for sure.
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy, let me know what you think :)

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply December 1, 2014

Love the idea for sweet potato pancakes! A great savory breakfast. I'll skip the coconut. ewwww! haha!
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    Hahaha...they are good. I'm not a coconut fan all the time either-I actually dislike coconut milk in my smoothies...I'm a weirdo!

GiGi Eats
Reply December 1, 2014

Ohhh hubba hubba!
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Dannii @ hungry healthy happy
Reply December 1, 2014

I am SO excited to be getting a waffle maker in a couple of weeks. I think this might be the second waffle I make, after Belgium waffles of course.
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    I am dying to see the Belgium waffles you make- I bet they are amazing!

paige c
Reply December 1, 2014

love sweet potatoes! Been thinking about trying sweet potato waffles for a little while :) I will keep this in mind!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply December 1, 2014

very smart of you! We have made sweet potato pancakes before but didn't think of a waffle, duh! It is hard to believe but yes I still have sweet potato leftovers!!!
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    Reply December 1, 2014

    I swear the only reason it ever occurred to me was because of the Grandma on Chopped! They are worth a try though :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply December 1, 2014

Never would have thought of it, but it sounds AMAZING!
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Reply December 2, 2014

This sounds amazing! I just started experimenting with a waffle maker this year so I'll have to add this to the list.
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    Reply December 2, 2014

    It was my first time using a potato to make a waffle and it really was amazing!

Lean Lena
Reply December 2, 2014

I will never-ever have enough of sweet potatoes! Absolutely love them and I'd put them in every recipe if I could :)
This is such a creative idea of using the Thanksgiving leftovers!
Thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday :)
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    Reply December 2, 2014

    Thank you! I have to give the credit to the grandma on Chopped for the idea- it was really scrumptious!

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply December 2, 2014

these sound amazing ! I love Meatless Monday and I love waffles #winwin
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Reply November 25, 2016

These look SO DELICIOUS. I've never had sweet potatoes before in waffles.

Reply November 26, 2016

Yum!!! I love sweet potato anything so these look amazing!!!

Reply November 27, 2016

That cinnamon coconut sauce sounds awesome! I definitely need to give this a try sometime! :D

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