My Pinterest Fail

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 remembered I had seen this Pin, and I wanted to try them.  I pulled out our waffle maker,plugged it in, and sprayed it with a spray can of grape seed oil. (Hint, never buying that again!)

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.

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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.

image 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.

imageI 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!

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