My favorite part of Thanksgiving, the leftovers. Turkey and cranberry sandwiches warmed up stuffing and green bean casserole. Yes, yes and yes! With family staying the weekend for Thanksgiving this year I’m hoping for an abundance of leftovers because I plan to make sweet potato waffles. A great way to feed the family but also use my leftovers for breakfast!
If you’re like me and you usually have leftover sweet potatoes, try this easy sweet potato waffle recipe.
- 1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole/mash
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp to ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Cooking Spray
- The amount of additional brown sugar that will be used in this recipe depends on the type of leftover sweet potato you are beginning with. If you have a very sweet mash or casserole, two tablespoons of brown sugar is plenty. However, if most of the sweetness in your dish is in the topping, you can add up to ¼ cup brown sugar to the waffle mix. I’m going with only a little sugar!
- To begin, combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. In a small bowl, mix all wet ingredients, except for the sweet potato mash.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and mix till all lumps have been removed. Add sweet potato to waffle mix and gently fold in till it is all combined-- don’t whip or over whisk.
- Spray down waffle maker with cooking spray. Add batter to waffle maker and cook till brown.
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