Spiralize It Sneak Peek: Sweet Potato Waffles

Do you all know Kenzie from Cave Girl in the City? She's just so awesome. Not only is she a rock star blogger, but she's got two cookbooks chalk-full of amazing recipes that are easy to follow and make my taste buds feel like tiny dancing unicorns. You might remember I posted a sneak peek recipe from her first book, Paleo in 28, back in August (Chicken Fajitas for daayyyss). Kenzie was nice enough to send me a copy of her latest creation, Spiralize It! Well, having flipped through the pages and cooked my through several of her recipes, it's safe to say she's outdone herself. The book runs the gamut of simple, classic cravings (think: mac 'n cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.) to creative concoctions (such as lobster over braised spiralized potatoes) - all featuring spiralized vegetables and starches.

Which brings me to my next point - you'll definitely need to get your hands on a spiralizer if you don't already have one...this book might render you useless without one. Fear not, there are plenty of affordable options out there! I personally prefer this one, but this is another good option. This is a super inexpensive one too if you want to keep it under $10.

The recipe I wanted to share is super simple, yet GENIUS. Sweet potato waffles...it's three ingredients, healthy and DELICIOUS. I love sweet potato anything, and using sweet potato noodles in the batter is just a total game changer. Well played, Kenzie. She says it perfectly in the book: "three words: waffle hash browns."

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, for greasing
  • 2 sweet potatoes, spiralized into spaghetti noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat a waffle iron as directed. Remember that preheating and cooking times vary based on the brand of waffle maker you have. Read the manufacturer's instructions before starting this recipe.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray. Add the sweet potato noodles to the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes, tossing frequently to avoid burning, until the noodles begin to brown. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. To the bowl, add the eggs and cinnamon. Toss to coat.
  4. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Add one-fourth of the sweet potato mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes per side if using a stove-top model, or 5 minutes total for an electric model cooking both sides at once, or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining noodle mixture.

Garnish with whatever you want! I like a little melted coconut butter on top, but maple syrup, butter, fruit, etc. would be delish. You could even go for a savory version by removing the cinnamon from the recipe and replacing with salt and garlic powder and dunking each bite in ketchup. NOMZ!

Servings: 4