Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pecan Sweet Potato Waffles

This recipe makes a not too sweet, but super moist waffle with a crunchy topping.  It's a great combination of tastes and textures.  I found a version of this recipe in a magazine, but altered to fit the needs and preferences of our family.  It's a twist on two southern pies, Pecan & Sweet Potato.  Anytime you can eat pie for breakfast, it's a good day!

Waffles - yields 12-15 waffles

3 C pancake mix
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
1 egg
1 ½ cup milk
1 can sweet potatoes, mashed
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl combine pancake mix brown sugar and spices. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, sweet potatoes, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Bake in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown.


2 tbsp butter
2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp all spice
Dash salt

In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, water, salt, and spices. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve over top waffles with maple syrup.  Store leftover topping in sealed container in refrigerator.

**You can make these ahead of time and refrigerate.  Just pop into the toaster to reheat and enjoy.

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