Sweet potato, savory waffles

We both love waffles (who doesn’t!), but in the middle of the pandemic, we have started a whole new lifestyle with healthy eating and working out, at least thrice a week. Junk or processed foods have been out of our diet completely. So, we had to think of incorporating waffles back into our menu in a healthy way, and then we found Food Pharmacy’s fantastic sweet potato waffles recipe. We followed their recipe pretty much ditto, but had small tweaks in the topping, which you can modify with any healthy additions as per palette.


  • 2 medium Sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4tbsp corn starch
  • 2 eggs

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 small fennel, shredded
  • 4 tbs lingonberry
  • 2 tsp honey (go easy, you don’t want it too sweet, we barely had a tiny bit)
  • 1/2 lemon or orange zest
  • green chilli
  • coriander
  • cottage cheese
  • salt and pepper


First peel and chop the sweet potatoes and the onion and put in blender till it is a paste. Add two eggs and blend again. Mix this mixture with the corn starch. Let this “batter” rest for at least ten minutes.

The topping: grate cabbage and fennel, mix with lingonberries, little bit honey and lemon zest. Add salt pepper and keep the chili and coriander, cottage cheese ready to add on the side.

The beauty of a red cabbage

Tip: Keep the waffle maker heat to medium high (our scale was from 1-6 and we made the waffles at 4). Smear a tiny bit of butter on both sides of the grid. Add some batter to the grids and put the cover. It is very important not to open the waffle maker to check if the waffles are done, and leave it to cook for at least 7 minutes. If they are not cooked yet, leave them for some more minutes, and they come together nice and crispy.

Add the salad topping on top of the warm waffles, sprinkle some green chili and coriander and add desired amount of cottage cheese beside the salad. It’s a yum, savory waffle that you can enjoy without any guilt!

Special thanks to Food Pharmacy for this outstanding recipe!

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