This week’s recipe of the week is Sweet Potato Banana Waffles. Just 6 ingredients. No grains. No gluten. No processed foods or preservatives. Great for breakfast, snack, or fuel for your endurance adventure.
I used to really struggle with what to eat on a long bike ride. Foods high in sugar, preservatives, and/or highly processed ingredients kill my stomach. So, I began experimenting with real-food snacks I could carry with me. The waffles are a tasty snack and excellent fuel! If you are looking for an all-natural, whole-foods snack or endurance sport fuel, this recipe is for you.
Waffles are easy to carry with you and easy to eat on a bike ride. They will not melt or get mushy. They go down easy and without needing to drink a bottle of water. They are tasty but do not leave a bad taste in your mouth.
When fueling for an endurance event lasting more than 1.5 hours, have 1-2 waffles per hour. Before incorporating waffles, or any new foods into race day, try during training. Note how you feel, digestive issues, energy or lack there of. The more information you have, the better you can design fueling for your main event!
Sweet Potato Banana Waffles
Makes 3 large waffles
1 cup sweet potato, cut into large pieces (27g carb)
1 medium ripe banana (27g carb)
1 tbsp butter (coconut oil or
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
Cook the sweet potato until soft (boil or microwave)
Place all ingredients in a boil and blend.
Pour ½ cup on waffle maker and cook to your liking.
Serving size 1 waffle
140 kcals / 4.7g protein / 17g carbs / 6g fat