Happy Sunday! I love Sunday mornings because I usually make a yummy breakfast and I’m so excited to share a sweet potato waffle recipe with you that I recently made! Today’s breakfast included two eggs, toasted whole wheat flax bread, and a super sweet, organic peach. (By the way, that whole wheat flax bread makes awesome toast. It’s so good with a little butter.)
These eggs were laid yesterday afternoon and I bought them about an hour after the egg (chicken loving, blanket crocheting) lady gathered them. Yes, they taste amazing and I can really taste a difference from the ones purchased at the store. The poke & spread method really allows the good flavor of the egg to shine.
I recently had some amazing sweet potato pancakes and I also just got a Belgian waffle maker. Well, I looked at a bunch of recipes online to break that waffle maker in and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I improvised. And it turned out pretty dang tasty. I think next time I might even double the spices and experiment with using all wheat flour or perhaps spelt in place of the all-purpose flour. (UPDATE: I haven’t yet tried this with gluten-free flour, but I plan to!)
Sweet Potato Waffles
Makes about 2.5 large, round Belgian waffles
- 1/2 c whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t ground cloves
- 1/8 t ground ginger
- 1/8 t allspice
- 2 T chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 egg, separated
- 3/4 c milk
- 1/2 c pureed sweet potato (1 medium sized potato)
- 1.5 T oil
- 1 t orange rind (optional)
- 1/2 T sugar
- Wash sweet potato, poke a few holes in it and microwave until tender, 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
- Combine flours, baking powder, spices, and nuts.
- Scoop sweet potato out of skin and mash enough to measure 1/2 c.
- Combine sweet potato with egg yolk, milk, oil, and orange rind.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the egg white with the 1/2 T sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter.
- Spread into your heated waffle maker and cook away!
Suggested toppings: butter, coconut butter, almond butter, pure maple syrup, extra nuts, extra cinnamon.
Approximate stats: 410 calories, 16 g fat, 2.8 g saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 56 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 12 g protein