Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe
These spiced sweet potato waffles are the perfect winter breakfast. Like a tender, crispy sweet potato pie for breakfast, but with less guilt!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
- 2 medium (2/3-3/4 pound) sweet potatoes or yams peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 packed tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs at room temperature, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Drop in the sweet potatoes and boil over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well to combine completely and set aside.
Pour the wet ingredients – sour cream, eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter – into a food processor. Add in cooked sweet potatoes and pulse until you’ve got a smooth texture, making sure there are no lumps of sweet potato or sour cream.
Heat a waffle iron to about 350°F (176°C), which is usually midway between it’s hottest and coolest settings. (This can vary between waffle iron models.) Once the waffle iron is at the correct temperature – and not before! – add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, stopping as soon as there are no white lumps of flour left. Do not over mix.
Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle iron and close the lid, cooking until the waffle is as crispy as you prefer, usually 2-3 minutes. Carefully remove waffle from the iron and set it on a plate in the microwave or other warm place. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve on warm plates with butter and maple syrup.
Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 14000IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 3.1mg