Did you love waffles when you were just a kid? Now that you’re an adult, it’s so important to put more nutritious stuff in your body for optimum health and longevity. Luckily, it’s still very much possible to bring back the good old days and reunite with your favorite waffles, but this time in a manner that’s superb for your wellbeing.
Potato waffles — they’re crispy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside, just like regular waffles. However, they are so much better for you because of all the perks that the consumption of potatoes comes with, like:
Increased resistance because potatoes are actually good sources of immune-boosting vitamin C
Lowered blood pressure due to the fact that potatoes supply your body with potassium
Lifted mood, courtesy of the depression-busting properties of magnesium present in potatoes
Normalized bowel movement as potatoes are wonderful sources of fiber that fights off constipation
Reduced weight, courtesy of fiber present that keeps cravings at bay as it makes your tummy feel heavy
Certainly, making potato waffles from scratch in your very own kitchen can take up a little more of your time and energy than simply having them ordered. But seriously, how many establishments out there are selling these healthy variants of waffles? You may have to scour the entire city for hours just to get your hands on them.
On the other hand, whipping up potato waffles with your own hands doesn’t require you to drive around for miles — all you have to do is step foot in your personal sanctuary, your kitchen, and reach for a bunch of ingredients.
Speaking of which, the ingredients necessary for making potato waffles are basic ones, and all of them may already be in your kitchen this very instant! However, there is one very important thing that you need to have in order to make some potato waffles at home, and that’s a waffle maker! Do you have one lying around in the kitchen? Good!
Potato waffles won’t be potato waffles if there are no potatoes in them. Mashed potatoes are the ones needed for the making of potato waffles. If you have a time-honored way of making mashed potatoes that you are very proud of, then you can make potato waffles with an extra touch of personalization.
Otherwise, you need to look for a simple mashed potato recipe on the internet to help you get started. Or if you want, you may simply purchase a box of instant mashed potatoes from your local supermarket, and prepare it according to package directions. Just make sure that the box says it’s all-natural and made from actual potatoes!
Sensitive or allergic to gluten? No worries. One of the ingredients for making potato waffles is all-purpose flour, and all you have to do is switch to a gluten-free all-purpose flour which can be obtained practically everywhere these days.
The recipe you will find below also includes butter and eggs. If you’re steering clear of dairy or animal products, all you have to do is cross them out of the list of ingredients and replace them with alternative ones you usually use for cooking, like butter that’s coconut-oil based and egg-replacer. It doesn’t really matter if they’re homemade or store-bought!
So if you’re ready to make some healthy and delicious potato waffles from scratch, here’s the recipe:
2 cups of mashed potatoes
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 small onion (chopped)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper (ground)
Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic in melted butter for a couple of minutes or until tender.
Have your waffle maker preheated according to the directions of the manufacturer.
In the meantime, grab a mixing bowl and combine all of the ingredients. Mix very well.
Place a little batter into the center of your waffle maker. Close the lid and cook until golden brown.
Serve while hot. Enjoy!