Vegan Yam Waffles (no wheat, oats, eggs or soy)

The last thing I hoped to make before my grandkids arrived was waffles. Once cooked, they are so easy to pull a few out of the freezer and heat quickly in the toaster or oven.  These yam based waffles are for my grandson who has a large number of food intolerances. 

This recipe was adapted from one on a site called Feel Good Foodie. The original had wheat flour, eggs and oats which my grandson cannot have.  So replaced the wheat flour with chickpea flour, the oat flakes with quinoa flakes and the eggs with Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacement.  I cooked the yam in the microwave for 6 minutes and it was perfect, but the time will depend on the strength of your microwave and the size of your yam.

The batter turned out really, really thick which threw me.  I had to put dollops using a large spoon on each of the four sections of the waffle iron.  That was different, but in line with their photos although maybe a tad thicker. They seemed to cook okay. Hopefully they cooked all the way through. I might thin it down just a bit next time to make it easier to spread, but don't want to change it took much.  Baby steps. 

Photo from Feel Good Foodie

They are definitely a healthy offering with yam, quinoa and chickpea flour. Now crossing my fingers for the big unknown. Will he like them?  I'll know in 8-10 days.  Enjoy!

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Vegan Yam Waffles (no wheat, oats, soy or eggs)

Ingredients -

3/4 - 1 C            Mashed. cooked Yam (medium size)
½ C                   Quinoa flakes
½ C                   Chickpea flour
½ C                   Unsweetened almond milk
2 T                    Bob's Red Mill egg replacement
4 T                    Water
1 tsp                  Baking powder
 ¾ tsp                Cinnamon
 ¼ tsp                Salt
Zest of one orange
Cooking spray
Pecans for serving
Maple syrup for serving

Instructions -

Set waffle iron to preheat.

Place the cooked sweet potatoes, oats, flour, milk, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and orange zestfyt into a blender. Blend until well combined and there are no chunks of sweet potatoes left.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour ⅓ cup batter into preheated waffle iron. Cook until the outsides of the waffles are golden and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. 
Serve with maple syrup and pecans, if desired.