Apr 01

Sweet Potato Waffles

Welcome to Foodie Friday! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = April Fool’s (aka recipes with a surprising twist)!

First off…hey guys.


What can I say? I decided to be an overachiever. I was doing so well on this rotation with one hand that I figured I’d try to finish it off with neither one fully functional.

Good thing I made this recipe ages ago, because I totally can’t cook now.


Sorry for shouting–it was a trying task. :O

I had a hard time deciding whether to post this recipe for April Fool’s or for Sweden’s National Waffle Day last weekend. This Mitosis Anti-Gravity Sweet Potato Waffles recipe needs to come with a pretty fat disclaimer. Why mitosis, and why anti-gravity?

It’s mostly because our first two attempts to get the right consistency resulted in…

  1. Mitosis: Attempt #1 found that our waffle decided to become two instead of one (aka split into two pieces so one half stuck to the top half of the waffle iron and the bottom half stayed at the bottom)
  2. Anti-Gravity: Attempt #2 witnessed our waffle decided not to split, but it instead opted to defy the laws of gravity–aka staying snugly in my waffle iron even when I overturned it in an attempt to shake it out.

When Flo came over, she saw me with the plate of waffle remnants I’d managed to excavate from my waffle iron and, from a distance, thought we’d made fried chicken. (sigh.)

But…three times the charm, right?

(To be fair, even the scraps are super tasty, even if they’re not the prettiest! Add a little sriracha (or hot sauce of your choice) and throw it over a veggie scramble and bam! You’d have a deliciously nutritious breakfast…or really, any meal.)

We used organic eggs from Costco, which we have lovingly named “Mighty Eggs” because their shells are pretty darn tough. I’ve been spoiled by our chicken (when they’re not on strike) + duck eggs over at Please Save A Cat, but these were pretty comparable!

Mitosis Anti-Gravity Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles


  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup oats, blended into flour
  • 5 eggs
  • Tears of despair and some motivational pep talks


  • Coconut almond butter
  • Siggi’s yogurt (or your choice of yogurt)
  • Fresh fruit, diced
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Sprigs of fresh mint


  1. Grate sweet potatoes.
  2. Add eggs, sweet potato, and oat flour into a bowl and mix.
  3. Pour batter into waffle iron and spread evenly.
  4. Remove when waffle iron indicates that waffle is ready.

Sweet Potato Waffles

If you missed our other posts from our lovely indoor food adventure, check em’ out here!

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

P.S. I did not in fact end up with another boxer’s fracture. I just volunteered my other hand as the practice dummy for another med student. My left hand is mostly fine, other than a minor burn from the saw he used to cut my cast off. Hope I didn’t worry you too much?! April Fools? :D?

  • Are you good at making waffles?
  • Sweet or savory?
  • Did you play any pranks on anyone today?

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  1. Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Whattt?! How did I not know it was waffle day – such a crime that I missed it. These look amazing – I’ve never thought about adding sweet potatoes to my waffles but this is motivating me to try!
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    1. Farrah

      Haha, it was in Sweden–I just wanted an excuse to celebrate! I hope you like it if you have a chance to try it out!

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Well I totally want waffles now 😛
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    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, they’re awesome! 😀

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Thank goodness that you didn’t fracture your other hand. I would have to punish you if that was the case. YUM to the waffles!
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    1. Farrah

      That would be sad times indeed! Thankfully, I still do have that left-hand! I actually finished a whole chirashi bowl with chopsticks with my left hand over the weekend! Super proud of self!

  4. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I totally fell for it! I was like NOOOOO!!!!!!!! haha
    I need sweet potato waffles in my life now!
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    1. Farrah

      Hahaha, I’m so sorry! 😛 I didn’t realize that people would think it was real until after I posted the picture on Instagram… Whoops.

      They’re super good! :D!

  5. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion

    I love to bake with sweet potatoes so this waffles are perfect for me! Great recipe:)
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    1. Farrah

      Sweet deal! I hope you like these! 😀

  6. Dana

    At first when I read “sweet potato waffles” I was a bit skeptical, but they actually look delicious!! I hope you get better soon – two hands casted?!
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    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, they’re super good! 😀

      One’s a fake (thankfully)! I offered up one of my arms as a practice dummy for another medical student in a casting workshop! 😛

  7. Trish

    These look amazing! I love sweet potatoes and love waffles — perfect combo!
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    1. Farrah

      They are glorious! 😀 I hope you like them if you get a chance to try them out!

  8. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    These look amazing!! I already had a waffle for breakfast this morning, but now I would like another.
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    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, these would be awesome for any time of day? :D?

  9. Laura

    omg. Farrah. NO! We talked about this, NO MORE WAFFLES! I AM ON A DIET! I CAN’T!

    … well ok, twist my arm (I wont twist yours since you’re double fist-ing casts right now.. yikes!)

    it’s like latkes and waffles made a baby that needs to be eaten immediately. pinning!
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    1. Farrah

      Hahaha, I’m so sorry! But at least these are uh, high in vitamin A?!? …:D…?

      I guess escape my cast this Friday! 😀 I hope you like these! :]

  10. rachel @ Athletic Avocado

    love that these only have 3 ingredients!!!! YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      Yeah! I love super simple recipes!

  11. Smitha @ Running with SD Mom

    Someone please tell me why I don’t own a waffle iron?!
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    1. Farrah

      Amazon! They are thankfully pretty cheap? :D?!

  12. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    Love the simplicity of the ingredients here!! 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Super simple recipes make me super happy!

  13. Courtney

    Ahh, this looks so good! I think I’m gonna have to go dig out the waffle iron for these. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like them!

  14. Kristy @ Southern In Law

    I saw the picture and I was like, wait WHAT?! How did she manage… oh… April Fools 😛

    Thank GOODNESS you have one fully functional hand/arm! I can’t imagine having both out of action!

    These waffles look deeelicious!
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    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, I’m super glad it was only one hand too! Many, many things would be super difficult if I didn’t have the use of both hands… x_x

      Thank you!

  15. Nicole

    This is awesome…loved the fourth ingredient (haha)! I think my daughter would love these. She and I will have to give them a try!

    1. Farrah

      Hehehe, I hope you both enjoy them! 😀

  16. masala girl

    oh no Farrah! I hope you’re okay 🙁 what did you do?! are you still able to do rotations!?

    1. Farrah

      I’m okay!!One of the fractures is hopefully in the process of healing, and I get the cast off this coming Friday! The other one was just me volunteering myself as a subject for a casting workshop! :]

  17. Jess @hellotofit

    Hehe thanks for sharing your initial mishaps with the waffles. Always comforting to see that other bloggers try a couple of times before getting the recipe just right!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, the initial struggles were definitely a little challenging! But thankfully, it all turned out okay!

  18. Esther

    Sorry for the delay in commenting…My Fridays are pretty much work all day and I ended up working all weekend too…so I am finally getting time now!
    Those look SO amazing! When we get home from dogsitting I am so making some!
    I am SO glad you don’t have 2 broken hands!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!


    1. Farrah

      No worries! I’m sorry for taking so long to get back to you! I’ve been slacking on comments because I was waiting til I could get my cast off, hehe. :]

      I hope you liked em’ if you had a chance to try em’ out! 😀

      hahhaa, I’m super glad that I don’t have 2 broken hands either! That would be a sad, sad time. x_x

  19. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Ok, these look and sound awesome! And you had me cracking up with your recipes names, disclaimers and that omitted recipe ingredient 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, it was a trying time! ;P I’m so glad they finally turned out okay though! 😀

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