When my husband found out our secret ingredient this week was sweet potatoes, he was not happy. He refuses to eat anything that has sweet potatoes listed as an ingredient.
So, this week, I set out on a mission to make a recipe with sweet potatoes that even my husband would enjoy. I came across these sweet potato waffles on the food network and thought they just might do the trick.
Sweet Potato Waffles
1 1/2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
Steam or boil your sweet potatoes until they are fork tender and mash.
To the sweet potatoes, add the milk, brown sugar, butter, and grated orange rind. Mix until combined and set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Combine the sweet potato mixture with the flour mixture until combined and set aside.
Finally, beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold egg whites into batter 1/3 at a time being careful not to over mix.
Pour your batter into a well oiled waffle iron and heat until golden brown.
The verdict: The waffles tasted wonderful! The small amount of orange rind really covers any strong sweet potato flavor. Some may wonder why you would make sweet potato waffles if they do not even taste like sweet potatoes. Well, why not! My husband and daughter enjoyed wonderful waffles and, best of all, got a good serving of nutrient rich sweet potatoes. This recipe was a win-win!