Last post, I wrote about how I organize some of my Pinterest files. If you missed, that post, you can read it here.
I decided to try another ‘new to me Pinterest post’. I tried to make some Vanilla Sweet Potato Apple Waffles.
I had 2 sweet potatoes here, and they had started sprouting. Tuesday night, I baked them, put them in the fridge and knew I would do something with them during the week.
I read the directions, and saw that the author suggested spiralizing the sweet potato, then cooking it for 7-8 minutes. Well, I had already cooked my sweet potatoes, so I mashed one.
I grated an apple, cracked an egg, and added a teaspoon of cinnamon. I plopped 1/2 of that mixture in the waffle iron, and closed the lid.
Okay, so maybe I needed to lower the heat, down, from 5 to ? 4?
I realized that perhaps the batter was too wet, so I added 1/4 C of oat flour to the remaining batter, and tried again.
I again sprayed the waffle iron with more of that grape seed canned spray, and put 1/2 of the remaining batter in.
A little bit better, but still not successful. I now had 1/4 of the batter in a bowl, I felt very full, and I walked away.
A few hours later, I decide to try again. I sprayed the waffle iron with the can of extra virgin olive oil spray, and waited for the waffles maker to heat up. I started thinking about adding a nut to this batter, and I decided on pecans. When the waffle maker was heated, I spread the remaining batter on the hot lower plate, placed a few pecan halves and pieces on top, and lowered the lid.
Let me tell you, ALWAYS put nuts in your waffles. They were warm, crispy,and a new addiction for my kitchen.
Yes, this time it worked.
I firmly believe that leaving the oat flour in the mix for a while allowed it to absorb some of the moisture from the batter. I will always use the extra virgin olive oil spray, and please, don’t forget to add some maple syrup on top.
Oats, sweet potato, apple, pecans and maple, oh my!