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Glorious Grains and Sweet Potato Waffles

Glorious Grains and Sweet Potato Waffles

“Waffles don’t always need to be sweet nor do you need a waffle iron to cook them, these can be done in a griddle and make a great savoury alternative.”

By Hugdecook

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Glorious Grains with Red Rice & Quinoa


  • 100g of Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Glorious Grains
  • 500g purple sweet potato (the normal orange variety is more than fine)
  • 100g flour
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion
  • 1 finely chopped chilli
  • 1tsp dried garlic granules


1.Begin with parboiling your sweet potatoes till they’re soft and good for mashing. I like to steam mine in a microwave with their skins on for 10 minutes, this generally speeds up the process & makes peeling the skin afterwards so much easier. When done, take them out and allow to cool slightly because you don’t want to be burning your fingers!

2.Peel & chop them roughly and add to a large mixing bowl. Add to this your egg, grated cheese, dried garlic granules, cracked black pepper, a good pinch of salt, smoked paprika, chopped spring onion, chopped chilli, Merchant Gourmet Quinoa, Grains and Red Rice, olive oil, truffle oil and plain flour

3.Mix the ingredients together until thoroughly combined

4.Next spoon the mixture onto a waffle iron or griddle & cook until there is a slight char or crust on top. If you do not have a waffle iron or griddle, this can be stuck under a grill, just flip when you begin to get a char. The top should be nice and crispy and the insides soft like mashed potato

5.When the waffle is cooking, skin an avocado and scoop out the flesh and slice into quarters. In a frying pan, cook your bacon, tomatoes and a pack of asparagus. Toast some bread and bring all together on a plate with your favourite sauces


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