This recipe is a wholesome, healthy way to eat waffles and it is a great use of a Thanksgiving leftover.
Let’s be honest with the over abundance of food at the holiday feast, poor sweet potato soufflé is usually relegated to a lonely corner of the dinner plate. Maybe a tablespoon or two of the marshmallow covered orange mash might sit in a small pile on your plate. But we are usually so full from all the other sides, dressings and starches, our beta-carotene filled friend is often overlooked and usually becomes packed up as a left over.
But don’t fret! Sweet potato soufflé can find new life as a leftover! Take these waffles for example. A little sweet, a little savory they make the perfect compliment for chicken and waffles or eaten with some of the apple butter you made from this post. Top with bananas, toasted coconut and maple syrup for a breakfast with a Caribbean flair.
If not using left over soufflé. You can roast a sweet potato in the over at 400 for 20 minutes. be sure to poke plenty of holes.
Once potato is cooled, place flesh inside a food process and process until it resembles baby food...or you can use baby food. ( See below.)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook per waffle iron instructions.
If you are using sweet potato soufflé don't worry if there is marshmallow topping. It will only add to the sweetness of the waffle.
If you don't feel like roasting up a potato, you can use baby food. It is inexpensive and all the hard work is done for you. Most brand contain only sweet potato and water so don't feel weird.. it is actual food.
Had some left over sweet potato soufflé I needed to use up, but this can be made with plain old roasted sweet potato’s. These are not very sweet on their own, but a little maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness. These are also nice paired applesauce or with some roasted chicken!
1 cup sweet potato puree or left over Thanksgiving sweet potato soufflé
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
If you feel you would like to sweeten these up more feel free to add a tbsp. of sugar
Mix all ingredients then pour into a hot waffle iron.