Geez oh petes...this is some work folks, but it is SO worth it.
DDP SWEET POTATO WAFFLES
3 sweet potatoes (10-12 ounces each)
3 cups of water
3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
1 cup pumpkin seed flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 pecan flour
1/2 maple sugar (plus 3 tablespoons - keep seperate)
2 tsps of kosher salt (again seperate)
3 duck eggs (need to seperate)
Shave off skin and slice up sweet potatoes. set potatoes at medium boil in 3 cups of water with 1 tsp of the kosher salt. Keep on medium high until potatoes are soft (didn't keep track of time...but it was a while).
Scoop up potatoes and put in a blender...add one cup of the hot water with the potatoes. Puree. I needed to stop and push the sweet potatoes downward into my blender. You folks may have better appliances. Once sweet potatoes look nice and whipped, place in a large mixing bowl.I ended up with about 3 cups of whipped sweet potatoes.
At this point crack three duck eggs and put the yolks with the sweet potatoes. Keep whites aside for a minute. Add 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil to the potatoes and yolk and mix well.
In another mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients - pumpkin seed flour, corn meal (#299 bulk @ Mqt Co-op), maple sugar, pecan flour and salt together.
Add moist mixture to this dry mixture. Mix all of this together and set aside.
Work on those duck egg whites. i can't tell if this really worked or not, but I read that this (egg whites) makes a difference for waffles as opposed to pancakes. So...I added 3 tablespoons of maple sugar to the egg whites and whipped with a whisk until thoroughly mixed together.Then I folded the egg white maple sugar mixture into the waffle batter.
I brushed sunflower oil on my waffle pan and tossed the leftover oil (maybe one tsp) into the batter and mixed up some more. So...then when my waffle pan was ready I poured/spread the batter over the iron.
The first time...I didn't let them sit long enough. So the waffles fell apart. The second time, I let them cook for ten minutes. Turned out a bit cake-like...but perfectly shape and came out easily. They taste very good.
Next time I try this recipe I might see about adding 1/3 cup of pumpkin seed milk (provided Marty will share some) for a bit more moisture. But...really...truly...they are pretty darn good just like how I made them this time.
This recipe made eight decent sized waffles (with my waffle iron) witth maybe 3/4 cup of mixture left over. I put this in a container with a bit of water and shook it up. i'll use that to make pancakes in the morning.
For those of you who have had waffles with fried chicken...might I say...i can taste fried chicken with these waffles FOR SURE!