Sweet Potato Waffles with Maple-Chipotle Syrup
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Make the most of your leftover sweet potato mash with these gently spiced waffles topped off with a sweet-smoky-spicy maple syrup spiked with chipotle and butter-toasted pecans.
Recipe type: Brunch
Serves: 4
Maple-Chipotle Syrup:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp TABASCO® Chipotle sauce
Sweet Potato Waffles:
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree (or leftover sweet potato mash)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp TABASCO® Chipotle sauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
Prepare the Syrup:
  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat the butter until melted and foamy. Stir in the pecans, and cook until fragrant and toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Pour in the maple syrup and TABASCO sauce, and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until the syrup is heated through. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm while you prepare the waffles.
Prepare the Waffles:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sweet potato puree, milk, egg, butter, brown sugar, TABASCO® sauce, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add to the wet ingredients, and mix thoroughly until the batter is smooth and lump-free. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your waffle iron. Once the iron is nice and hot, spoon on the batter and spread into an even layer. Cook until waffles are golden-brown and crisp on the outside, and cooked through inside. Repeat until all the batter is gone. (You’ll get anywhere from 6-12 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle iron.)
  4. Transfer the finished waffles to a wire rack on a baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven between batches.
Recipe by Crumb: A Food Blog at https://www.crumbblog.com/sweet-potato-waffles-maple-chipotle-syrup/