Last week, my hubby’s coworker told him about some delicious sweet potato waffles that his wife had made the weekend before. When the hubby relayed this little tidbit to me, I was immediately set on making some on Saturday morning. I’d seen sweet potato waffles pop up around the blog world a few times but had never attempted them myself.
But we all know I could probably eat an entire sweet potato by myself every day if I didn’t exercise some self control.
I looked at a few recipes but one that kept popping up was this one from Alton Brown. Alton has never steered me wrong, so I decided to give them a try.
Of course I made a few modifications
Here’s what I did:
I peeled & diced about 1 1/2 cups sweet potato and put them in a small bowl with a little bit of water. I popped them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.
You can’t tell from the picture but this was probably the biggest sweet potato I’ve ever seen. It was approximately the size of my foot…and I wear a size 11 shoe. You get the idea. I only used about 1/2 of it.
Anyways, after mashing the sweet potato, I added a little butter. The recipe called for 1/4 c. I added 2 Tbsp. After stirring it around for a while, I got tired of waiting for it to melt so I just took it out. I probably used about 1 Tbsp.
Next up, orange zest. Now, let me tell you…if you’re not a fan of orange flavor, tone this amount WAY down. It calls for 1 Tbsp of orange zest. I’m a fan myself, so I wasn’t worried…but the orange flavor is very strong!
Add in the eggs, milk, flour, sugar and baking powder. Side note- Alton’s recipe called for 6 egg whites, beaten until peaks were formed….way too much work for Saturday morning in my book…so I just used two whole eggs. Another side note- 1 Tbsp is A LOT of baking powder. I almost scaled back…but I decided just to go for it.
These babies puffed up like crazy!! The waffle maker could barely handle them!
Sweet Potato Waffles
1 1/2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup Skim milk
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp grated orange rind
1. Peel and dice sweet potato. Place in a small bowl with a little bit of water and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add butter and mash potatoes.
2. Combine sweet potatoes, milk, sugar, eggs and orange zest in a bowl.
3. Stir in flour and baking powder.
4. Scoop approximately ½ c batter (it will be thick) onto waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
I successfully made about 5 waffles, topped mine with Chobani, chocolate chips and granola and dug in.
Turns out, the hubby was not a fan. I think it was the strong orange flavor. But that just means more leftovers for me