Sweet potato waffles

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
350g peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
250g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 egg whites, at room temperature
240ml milk
55g firmly packed light brown sugar
60g butter, melted
1 tbsp grated orange rind
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
Special Equipment: waffle iron, steamer basket
1) Put cubed sweet potatoes in a steamer basket. Place the basket in a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 5cms from the bottom of steamer. Allow potatoes to steam for 20 minutes of until fork tender. Mash cooked potatoes and set aside.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

3) In another bowl combine the sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, butter, and grated orange rind. Stir the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture and thoroughly combine.

4) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold egg whites into batter 1/3 at a time. The batter will be thick. Place 2 scoops of batter onto a preheated, oiled waffle iron, and cook until lightly browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.

5) Serve immediately.

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