I have lived through many pumpkin spice seasons and I find that pumpkin spice really isn’t my thing. Sweet potato is what I love. Can we just swap pumpkin for sweet potato, even if for a little while. This tasty breakfast of sweet potato waffles with maple cinnamon whipped cream is sure to make you swoon. Move over pumpkin spice, sweet potato spice is here for the win.
How to Make Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles
When you are making anything that involves adding a touch of love and a pinch of delish, you must be careful to treat all ingredients with care. What I am saying is, don’t just throw everything in the bowl. Take the time to puree the sweet potato so that it is nice and smooth. Mix your dry ingredients. Then, mix your wet ingredients. Melt the butter so it can slide and glide all through the waffle batter.
Throwing everything in the bowl all at once messes with the consistency of the waffle. You want light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. There is a rhyme to the reason for sure.
Make sure that you mix your wet ingredients well. Add the dry so they can begin to play nice in the bowl. Gently add the sweet potato puree to the bowl until well incorporated. Once those things are combined, drizzle in the melted butter, stirring smoothly.
Making Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
I was told before that homemade whipped cream was stupid simple to make and it truly is. Making whipped cream from scratch tastes amazing as well. Oh have mercy! The flecks of cinnamon and vanilla bean make me excited. It just assures me that this about to be bomb! If you look closely at the pic you can see where I swiped a little of the whipped cream with my finger.
The wonderful thing about making whipped cream from scratch is you can control what’s going into it. Not artificial ingredients allowed. You also have the opportunity to experiment with flavors of your choosing. With this recipe I chose maple and cinnamon to be the star of the whipped cream show. You can easily add lime zest for a bit of citrusy flair: or almond and cherries; or cocoa powder and cayenne pepper. Make that whipped cream live its best life.
Going back to the picture of the whipped cream, you may be able to tell that it is in a food processor. Pro tip: when making whipped cream, a food processor or blender does a wonderful job of whipping all the ingredients together. You just want to keep a close eye as it is whipping about because you do not want it to curdle on you. That would be sad. I may just do a video on that one day.
Sweet Potato Waffles and Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe
Sweet Potato Waffles and Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- Mixing bowls
- waffle iron
- food processor
- 2 ½ cup flour all purpose
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tbsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup sweet potato pureed
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream or half and half
- 6 tbsp butter melted
Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Sweet Potato Waffles
- Preheat waffle iron on highest setting
- Sift together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, salt and spices.
- Mix wet ingredients. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Pour in milk(s) and whisk, followed by the pureed sweet potato.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well until it is all one mixture. Drizzle in melted butter and stir.
- Pro tip: Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Scoop waffle mix and pour into your waffle iron. I recommend that you use the measurments that are suggested for your waffle maker. For example, my waffle maker takes one cup.
- You can place waffles on a cookie sheet and place in oven (300°) to keep them warm and crisp.
- Once waffles have cooled, they can be placed in freezer bags and frozen
Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until it thickens. In my food processor, it typically takes 40 seconds. Just keep an eye on it because you don't want it to curdle and taste grainy.
What is Your Favorite Fall Breakfast?
Every so often my family and I get a chance to go to Gatlinburg. It is a family favorite destination for us during Christmas time. There is this one restaurant that we always go to and get this amazing breakfast called, Pancake Pantry. They have these amazing pancakes that melt in your mouth. Like, literally. If you are ever in the Gatlinburg area, I highly recommend carving some time out to go. Wake up early so you won’t have to stand outside in the cold for long. There may be a long line when you arrive, but please believe me when I say, it is worth every bit of the wait. If you ever are in the mood for a light fall breakfast, try my fruit salad! It is sure to please!