Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Potato Waffles

This past week, I finally watched a Food Network Show! I got a DVD of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" from the library, and enjoyed watching him make homemade yogurt, yogurt cheese and frozen yogurt. Yum. Alton just happens to be the chef of the week for the Food Network Chef's Cooking Challenge!


What I really enjoyed about "Good Eats" was all the science Alton Brown incorporated into the show! Yes, I'm a science nerd, so I really appreciate knowing why cooking works!

But, I did not pick to make yogurt this week. Instead, I made yummy sweet potato waffles! As is par for my course, I did add my own flair, so I'm not sure they're still Alton's waffles -- but they are tasty :)

Sweet Potato Waffles - Adapted from Alton Brown

1 C mashed sweet potato
1 C white flour
1 C wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 C brown sugar, packed
1 C milk
3 T butter, melted

Mix sweet potato and melted butter together with the egg, milk and brown sugar.

Then, mix together the dry ingredients (wheat flour, flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon).

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir together.

Batter will be thick. In fact, it was so thick that I added another 1/2 C milk.

Then, scoop about a 1/2 C of batter into a waffle plate and cook according to waffle maker directions.

Serve warm with warmed applesauce or maple syrup.

Verdict: These are delicious with just a hint of sweet potato. The cinnamon and applesauce make a delightful pairing with this waffle.

The original waffle recipe did not call for whole wheat, used whipped egg whites and added orange zest... I'm sure that would be good too, but I didn't want to use up a half dozen eggs, and I didn't have any oranges.

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  1. I need to buy a waffle iron, these look fantastic!

  2. Oh these look delicious, I love how you changed a few things and they still turned out delicious!! Maybe one of these days I will get a waffle maker.

  3. I love anything with sweet potatoes, looks yummy !

  4. I am quickly growing to love anything with sweet potatoes! They're so yummy and healthy.

  5. What a great way to incorporate sweet potato into breakfast! These look good. I'm a science nerd as well so Bill Nye and Alton Brown are both right up my alley :) Thanks for participating in FNCCC!

  6. These look gorgeous. He has some pretty wonderful recipes. I'll have to give these a try.

  7. Hmmmm.... I wonder if it would work to try it with pumpkin.

  8. I'm glad you made these because I had been looking at them and almost chose to make them. I will definitely be trying them.

  9. YUMMY!!! sweet potato waffles, I love sweet potato fries and sweet potato pie. Now I can try sweet potato waffles. THANKS!!! Geri

  10. Oh how delicious and healthy with the WW flour. I buy oranges just to use the orange rind in many recipes and it does a little tasty zip. I will probably use egg whites but 1/2 dozen seems like a whole lot? I am off to copy your recipe for a cool Autumn weekend breakfast. Thank you for posting.

  11. You are so funny- "I didn't want to use half a dozen eggs and I didn't have any oranges."

    Here is a silly question- can you buy sweet potato canned or frozen or something? It looks like you mixed up already cooked sweet potatoes?

  12. Good and good for you! Love waffles -- may have to try this!

  13. What a great way to add some veggies to a high carb breakfast! My son loves waffles and loves sweet potatoes. So this is a great combo. Thanks for posting!

  14. These look good and good for you!

  15. AWESOME! I have company coming next week fully expecting to be guinea pigs so I am gonna add this in the menu!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Marti @ Forking It!

  16. I love Alton Brown and these waffles look great!

    Thanks for sharing with TATT!


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