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Sweet Potato Waffles

From Statesboro Market2Go

<p>This cozy waffle recipe uses locally grown sweet potatoes, stone ground flour, and farm fresh eggs and dairy! Please consider leaving a picture or comment if you decide to try this recipe!</p>
Source: (modified slightly) (Entered by Ariana Giddens)
Serves: 4 waffles

1 1/2 cups Sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
2 cups All purpose flour
1 table Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
6 Egg whites
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup Butter (melted)
1 tablespoon Grated orange rind
Vegetable spray for the waffle iron
Butter for topping (optional)
Pecans for topping (optional)
Honey for topping (optional)
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
A good cup of coffee to accompany your breakfast

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Steam the sweet potato cubes for about 20 minutes. Mash the steamed potatoes with a fork and set them aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set this mixture aside.
  3. Combine the sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, butter, and grated orange rind. Add the flour mixture to the sweet potato mixture. Make sure they are thoroughly combined.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold them into the batter 1/3 at a time.
  5. Working in batches, scoop the batter onto a greased waffle iron and cook for about 5 minutes per waffle. You can use whatever toppings and sides you like, these are just a few suggestions!