Whole30 Sweet Potato Waffles make the perfect vehicle for any sandwich. Smashed avocado, wilted spinach, crispy bacon, and a soft-cooked egg elevate this breakfast to a new level.
Are you doing the Whole30 and miss eating sandwiches? Sweet potato waffles make the perfect sandwich platform! This recipe is so simple and only uses 2 ingredients. Grated sweet potatoes and eggs hold it all together.
Instead of slicing the avocado, I like to smash it and make a spread out of it. The avocado is so creamy and makes the perfect replacement for mayo.
The next time you are craving a breakfast sandwich, give this recipe a try. The combination of sweet potatoes and bacon is something special! If you are looking for more Whole30 breakfast ideas, check out my Mushroom-Leek Quiche.
What makes sweet potato waffles so good?
- Only 2 ingredients. This recipe is so easy to whip up. All you need is a sweet potato and egg. Well, a waffle iron would help as well.
- They freeze well. I love making several waffles at a time and popping them in a freezer for a quick breakfast option. Just place frozen waffles into a toaster oven for a few minutes.
- Gluten-free. With only 2 ingredients, these waffles are free of flour and grains. The perfect bread replacement if you are on the Whole30 or Paleo diet.
- Sweet Potato - I like to use garnet yams for this recipe since they have a sweet flavor
- Avocado - smash with a fork to make a delicious spread for the sandwich
- Egg - the binder that holds the waffle together
- Bacon - look for sugar-free, nitrate-free, and uncured
- Spinach - wilt in a pan with a touch of olive oil
- Seasoning - you can use salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning blend
How To Make Whole30 Sweet Potato Waffles
- Peel and grate sweet potato with a box grater.
3. Place sweet potato, egg, and seasoning into a bowl and mix.
4. Plug in your waffle iron and preheat. The device will take about 5 minutes to heat up and it will ding when the temperature is reached.
5. Place sweet potato batter into a waffle iron making sure to spread the batter to the edges.
6. Set to medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or until crispy.
7. In a small bowl smash avocado with a fork. Add a touch of salt to bring out more flavor. ¼ teaspoon should be the perfect amount.
8. In a medium-size saute pan wilt spinach in a small amount of olive oil.
9. Grab a non-stick pan and cook eggs over a low flame. Cook 2 minutes for side for over easy.
10. Time to assemble the breakfast sandwich. Cut the waffle into 4 quarters. Build the sandwich with smashed avocado, bacon, wilted spinach, and soft-cooked eggs.
Hint: After grating sweet potatoes, place them into a large kitchen towel and squeeze out the water. Removing the water will make the waffles crispy.
- Lettuce - instead of spinach, you could use arugula or kale
- Vegetarian - replace bacon with a plant-based one to make this vegetarian
- Turkey Bacon - if you don't eat pork, turkey bacon is a good alternative
- Spicy - add a chopped chipotle pepper to the avocado spread for a kick
- Scrambled Eggs - instead of over-easy eggs, give scrambled a try
- Sausage Patties - swap out bacon for Whole30 breakfast sausage
Flash freeze waffles and place them into a large zip-lock bag and store them in the freezer.
You can store waffles in the freezer for 3 months.
- Cook bacon in the oven. Gone are the days of cooking bacon in a frying pan. Use an oven to get crispy, flat bacon.
- Yams are the best. What makes this recipe good is the sweet and salty flavors you get from the bacon and yams.
- Squeeze the grated sweet potatoes. Vegetables contain a lot of water. Removing the liquid will give you a crispy waffle.
- Preheat waffle iron. You never want to cook a waffle on a lukewarm waffle iron. Wait until your device alerts you before the sweet potato waffle frenzy begins.
- Cooking Spray. Most newer waffle irons are non-stick, but it's a good insurance policy to use a good quality cooking spray. I like this avocado spray from chosen foods.
- Slow-cooked eggs. The trick to the perfect emoji eggs is using a non-stick pan on a super low flame.
Frequently Asked Questions
These waffles are very healthy! Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free. With only 2 ingredients you can't beat sweet potato waffles.
Yes! I love making a bunch of waffles and popping them into the freezer for future breakfast sandwiches. Flash freeze waffles and transfer them into zip-lock bags and store them in the freezer.
If they are frozen. Place a frozen waffle into a toaster oven for 5 minutes or until crispy.
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Whole30 Sweet Potato Waffles (Breakfast Sandwich)
- 1 medium-sized sweet potato grated
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon paleo powder
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Place bacon on a parchment-lined baking tray. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the grease.
- Peel and grate sweet potato with a box grater.
- Place sweet potato, egg, and seasoning into a bowl and mix.
- Plugin your waffle iron and preheat. The device will take about 5 minutes to heat up and it will ding when it's reached temperature.
- Place sweet potato batter into a waffle iron making sure to spread the batter to the edges.
- Set to medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or until crispy.
- In a small bowl smash avocado with a fork. Add a touch of salt to bring out more flavor. ¼ teaspoon should be the perfect amount.
- In a medium-size saute pan wilt spinach in a small amount of olive oil.
- Grab a non-stick pan and cook eggs over a low flame. Cook 2 minutes for side for over easy.
- Time to assemble the breakfast sandwich. Cut the waffle into 4 quarters. Build the sandwich with smashed avocado, bacon, wilted spinach, and soft-cooked eggs.