Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles

Sweet Potato Cornmeal Waffles

There are many things I love in life.  I’m not going to list them all, because I would undoubtedly leave out something important. However, the list would certainly include my friends and family, froyo, Barcelona, baking, the color pink, Nutella, London, shopping, Which Wich, and last but not least, waffles. This post will focus on my love of waffles. I think this loves springs from my love of Waffle House, an ever-classy establishment that you may have heard of. Founded and headquartered in my home state of Georgia, Waffle House is close to my heart. When I am at home, Waffle House is nearly always available to me, as there are approximately two on every exit in the wonderful city of Atlanta. And they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ahhh I could just go on forever. I really love Waffle House.                              
Anyway, when I am in Nashville, which has recently been always, I do not get Waffle House nearly as much as I would like, since they are a bit more sparsely located here. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. This summer, when I was moving into my apartment, I had my mom bring my beloved waffle maker from home. Naturally, I was quite excited by the possibility of having waffles literally whenever I wanted. At the height of my waffle obsession, which coincided with the height of my sweet potato obsession, I decided to turn my sweet potato cornbread recipe (posted in March) into a waffle recipe. These waffles were delicious the first time I made them, but I have now made them several times and have finally perfected the recipe. Excuse my modesty, but these are probably the most delicious waffles you will ever taste.  

What ya need:

 A waffle maker and nonstick cooking spray

· Scant cup all-purpose flour 
· ½ cup plus 2 tbsp cups yellow cornmeal
· 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
· 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
· 2 tbsp granulated sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 cups milk
· 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
· 1 large egg        
· 1/3 to 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
· 1 tbsp butter
· 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

I recommend honey and butter to spread on top, though maple syrup also works!

What to do:
    1.    Spray waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray
    2.    Preheat waffle maker for 3-4 minutes on medium heat
    3. Mix ingredients listed above
    4.    Pour batter into waffle maker
    5.    I assume all waffle makers have a “ready” light, so you cook them until that comes on. If yours doesn’t then I’m sorry, use your intuition.
    6.    Remove from waffle maker and enjoy!

Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thing, and when in doubt, bake!
<3 Dena

1 comment:

  1. Dena you made made these for me :) I do believe they were our first date.
    I will be the first to say, these were AMAZING!

    The other thing we did was add the sweet syrup!