Sweet Potato Waffle with Honey Butter
You may want to make an extra sweet potato or two this Thanksgiving.
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Sweet Potato Waffles with Honey Butter
Yield: 12 waffles
1 sweet potato (about 3/4 pound)
1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1¼ cups 2% or whole milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup pure maple syrup, preferably Grade B
1 tablespoon orange zest (zest of 1 large orange), grated on a Microplane
Extra-virgin olive oil, for preparing the sweet potato
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position, then preheat the oven to 400ºF. Rub a thin layer of olive oil on the sweet potato, set on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted through the skin doesn’t stick.
Peel and mash the baked sweet potato. Measure 1 cup and place in a large bowl. Using a small spoon, eat any extra mashed sweet potato when no one is looking.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, butter, maple syrup, and orange zest into the bowl with the mashed sweet potato.
Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the sweet potato egg mixture until just combined. It will be on the thick side, so don’t worry.
Place two sheet pans in the oven, and preheat the oven to 200ºF; this will keep the waffles warm as you make them.
Heat a waffle iron until hot and spray lightly with nonstick spray.
Pour in just enough batter to nearly fill the iron, but do not overload it.
Cook the waffles until done, about 5 minutes.
As the waffles finish cooking, place them in the oven, uncovered, on the warm sheet pans. To keep the waffles from getting soggy, do not stack them.
Serve with honey butter and maple syrup.
1 stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons), softened
¼ cup honey, preferably orange blossom
Mix the butter and honey in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.