Sweet Potato Spiced Rum Waffles

Sweet Potato Spiced Rum Waffles
Let’s get this out of the way up front. Waffles. Rules don’t apply to waffles. They can be prepared either sweet or savory. The sweet waffles can be enjoyed as a savory dish and vice versa.

Want to sneak more veggies in your diet? Looking for a creative use of inexpensive good-for-you sweet potatoes? Just looking for something to sandwich some pulled pork between? (I don’t do the pork thing but if you do, this would be perfect) Then give this recipe a try.

If you’d like to have some fun with this recipe, then enjoy it as an ice cream sandwich. A bourbon or butter pecan ice cream would be nice. Salty caramel, maybe? Better yet, make mini ice cream sandwiches and dollop with jam or caramel. Oh! How about dipping half of the mini sandwiches in melted, chai-spiced chocolate (white are dark)?
You could always keep it simple and prepare these just as they are, but beyond maple syrup you could try an apple cider sauce. Any way you slice it, these are rather tasty!

Sweet Potato Spiced Rum Waffles

Makes 6 waffles

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup gently packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (may use milk for non-vegan version)
  • 1 cup mashed organic sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup melted organic, raw coconut oil or vegetable oil of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum, orange juice, or apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk or sift the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a larger bowl, whisk the wet ingredients. Combine the flour mixture with the sweet potato mixture, stirring until just combined.
Prepare the waffles per waffle maker instructions.

Photos are courtesy of the author.

Phoebe Canakis

Flavorful and fresh food appeal is what Phoebe delivers. Her passion for local, whole foods is reflected in Phoebe's Pure Food Magazine™ and here at Plum Deluxe. From her on-line Pure Food Pantry™ or cooking demonstrations, Phoebe celebrates seasonally chic, seductively wholesome and garden-to-plate eats
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