As much as I love fall baking with pumpkin, I love sweet potatoes just as much, maybe more. What’s great about sweet potatoes is it’s so easy to bake them or boil them and make fresh sweet potato puree. Not so easy to do with a pumpkin. But the flavor and color sweet potatoes give food is very similar to pumpkin.
Sweet Potato Waffles are a delicious and hearty way to get your fall weekend started. The sweet potatoes give the waffles a wonderful orange and earthy color. Some cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the flavor of the sweet potatoes and make the waffles taste like fall on a plate.
I added some chopped pecans for some flavor and crunch. Sweet potatoes and pecans are two fall foods that should be paired together whenever possible. 🙂
I like to put a great big dollop, ok maybe a scoop, of whipped butter on top. The waffles themselves don’t have all that much sweetness to them so you can give them a generous drizzle of maple syrup without them being too sweet.
I made these on my new waffle iron. We have been using a Belgian Waffle Iron from Williams Sonoma that was a Father’s Day gift to my husband nearly 15 years ago. I love it but have grown wary of using it since sparks sometimes fly out from the electrical socket when I pull the cord out. Plus after years of making square waffles I was in the mood for a change. So I bought an inexpensive Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker. It makes a thinner waffle but for now I am enjoying the change.
Do you have a waffle iron you really like?
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Sweet Potato Waffles
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sour cream, milk. sweet potato, and butter.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until all flour is moistened.
- Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Fold egg whites into batter.
- Fold pecans into batter.
- Cook waffles using a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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