Waffle Potato Vegan Breakfast

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If you’re looking for an easy vegan breakfast that will hold you for hours, look no further! In only 10-minutes, you can have an oil-free Waffle Potato!

waffle potato cooked in white plate with fork

We make waffle potatoes for breakfast a few times a week because they are so easy and filling.

We love waffle potatoes because they’re

  • Super easy and fast
  • Substantially filling breakfast
  • Low-fat
  • Oil-free
  • Delicious

How to make waffle potatoes

It’s so simple to do this, especially if you have leftover baked potatoes in the refrigerator already.

If there are no leftover cooked potatoes available, you’ll want to start by washing and scrubbing some fresh raw potatoes.

russett potatoes in microwavable sack

I have a handy kitchen gadget called a Potato Express Bag that allows me to cook a potato in the microwave in about 4-5 minutes, and they come out flakey and delicious.

Once cooked and cooled enough to handle, slice the potato open and place it on a hot waffle iron or panini press. I have used both, and either works great.

I like to add diced onions and spices like sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, and even smoked paprika.

Lower the lid on the waffle iron and cook for approximately 8 minutes until golden brown. Appliance temperatures vary, so keep an eye on yours the first time cooking.

Keeping it from sticking

A couple of important things to remember to keep it from sticking. First, always season your waffle iron or press periodically to maintain the surface area. Second, allow plenty of cooking time for potatoes to get crispy.

potato in waffle iron

Once they are good and crisp, the potato flesh will release from the top and bottom plates. If you open yours and they are stuck to the top, simply allow a few more minutes of cooking time.

baked potato cooked in waffle iron on white plate with coffee

Sometimes, we make waffle sweet potatoes, though they do stick a little more than regular potatoes. If you’re a big potato fan like me, try some of these 25 Amazing Vegan Potato Recipes.

The great thing is you can go get ready while they are cooking both sides at the same time, with no flipping required. Breakfast in minutes!

*Originally published April 2016.

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Waffle Potato

If you're looking for an easy vegan breakfast that will hold you for hours, look no further! In only 10-minutes, you can have an oil-free waffle potato!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • It's so simple to do this, especially if you have leftover baked potatoes in the refrigerator already.
  • If there are no leftover cooked potatoes available, you'll want to start by washing and scrubbing some fresh raw potatoes.
  • I have a handy kitchen gadget called a Potato Express Bag that allows me to cook a potato in the microwave in about 4-5 minutes, and they come out flakey and delicious.
  • Once cooked and cooled enough to handle, slice the potato open and place it on a hot waffle iron or panini press. I have used both, and either works great.
  • I like to add diced onions and spices like sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, and even smoked paprika.
  • Lower the lid on the waffle iron and cook for approximately 8 minutes until golden brown. Appliance temperatures vary, so keep an eye on yours the first time cooking.
  • Once they are good and crisp, the potato flesh will release from the top and bottom plates. If you open yours and they are stuck to the top, simply allow a few more minutes of cooking time.

Video

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.4g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 3.3g

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20 Comments

  1. I’ve never done this with a whole potato without shredding it! Such a great idea! Will definitely try! Will fluff them up and add seasoning to it before I put the lid down! Thanks😋

  2. thankyou so much I ordered the potato bag, didn’t even know they existed , love your site and your recipes too…

  3. I really want to try this recipe. I’m becoming a vegan, and want to try new recipes.
    The only thing I will not do, it is to microwave the potato. It defeats the purpose of eating healthy.
    I’m studying Naturophatic living and the EMFs from microwave kills all nutrients in food!
    God bless you!!!

  4. I looked at the recommended panini maker on Amazon. The price was $185.00+
    Where can I find one for $25.00?

  5. I don’t have either appliance, but I have a small George Forman Grill, that I wonder would work? I’ll try and let you know.

      1. Yes I just made them. My picky eater lived them too. I also put some portobello mushrooms on the grill afterwards. Double yum.

  6. LOVED this!
    The boys were delighted to have this “treat” for breakfast today… and we decided it could really be a good lunch or dinner if we wanted!
    Thanks so much!

    1. I love hearing that, Alauria! Thank you for letting me know your family has a new favorite! 😀

  7. I ordered both! but no book for after we do potato waffles… oh well.
    We watched Rip Esselstyn make paninis in the doc KITCHEN MAKEOVER by Forks Over Knives on Netflix..

    1. That’s terrific! I hope you enjoy them both as much as I do. I haven’t seen Kitchen Makeover with Rip Esselstyn. I need to check that one out. Thanks so much for the information!

    1. Yes, Edie, I agree with you on those appliance recommendations. And Terrie’s recipes are always easy and fast!

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