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Sweet Potato + Pineapple Quinoa Waffles (gluten-free)

Sweet Potato & Pineapple Quinoa Waffles

Light and fluffy, all these waffles needed was a little drizzle of maple syrup and I was in breakfast heaven. The quinoa packs even more nutrients into this super charged breakfast, so don't be shy to have two (or three).
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy waffles, pineapple, sweet potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Waffles
Calories 260kcal
Author Alyssa



  • Add quinoa and 2/3 cup pineapple juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to simmer for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove quinoa from heat and keep covered for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooled, combine the quinoa and sweet potato, and set aside.
  • Sift dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Beat egg yolks, milk, remaining 3/4 cup pineapple juice, oil and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the sweet potato quinoa mixture.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with a hand mixer on medium speed, until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Fold in the egg whites.
  • Spray a waffle iron with non-stick spray and ladle the batter into the center. Cook until nice and crispy.
  • Serve with warm maple syrup (and yogurt if that's your thing - because it most definitely is mine!).


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2420IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.6mg