Sweet Potatoes, it seems you either love them or hate them. I love them and always have. My husband, on the other hand, used to hate them but now loves them. He will eat them any way I serve them now which I love and have started experimenting some more. Our current sweet potato creation we have fallen for are Sweet Potato Waffles.

Sweet Potato Waffles | My Hot Southern Mess

In all honesty, I would have never on my own thought to put sweet potatoes and waffles together. I love them baked, as fries and in sweet potato casserole. Then there are those that love sweet potato pie. In waffles and other baked goods I never really thought to put the two together. That was until we had visited Gatlinburg a couple years ago and my husband had sweet potato pancakes and fell in love with them.

It’s been a bit since we have visited Pancake Pantry and the only thing i’ve recreated from what my family ate there was the peanut butter syrup. So I decided to look for some Sweet Potato pancake recipes so I could experiment at home. I had some canned sweet potatoes that I wasn’t sure what to do with so I figured some pancakes for breakfast would be a great solution. I didn’t find a pancake recipe though.  I found a really good Sweet Potato Waffle recipe that my entire family loved.

Sweet Potato Waffles | My Hot Southern Mess

I couldn’t believe that I had never tried this combination before. I started wondering what other sweet potato combinations have I missed out on over the years. The sweet potato waffles have the perfect balance of sweet potato and my kids that aren’t fans of sweet potato had no clue that their waffles were filled with sweet potato goodness. This recipe really is a win-win and has become a regular on weekend mornings in our house.

Sweet Potato Waffles | My Hot Southern Mess

What is your favorite way to make Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet Potato Waffles
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest (optional)
  1. Pierce a sweet potato with a fork and place in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Cool and measure out ¾ cup sweet potato, reserving the rest for another use.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Mix sweet potato, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar, lime juice, vanilla extract, and grated lime zest together in a bowl. Pour sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture; stir until batter is smooth.
  5. Spoon batter into the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Recipe from Sweet Potato Waffles on Allrecipes.com


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