Sweet Potato Oatmeal Waffles with Maple-Pecan Granola

Thursday evenings in this house are what my wild children & I call, “Kid’s Choice Night.” The kids pick a movie & what we make for dinner as a family.

Not only do my young ones have great taste in films (ie. Tonight’s feature – “Back to the Future” w/ Marty McFly, Biff Tannen & Doc Brown)… But, I must admit that I LOVE every time they exclaim “BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!!”

In honor of this evening’s Breakfast for Dinner I share with you, A Bachelor & His Grills Sweet Potato Oatmeal Waffles with Maple-Pecan Granola – Loaded with whole grains, gorgeous sweet potatoes, crunchy, salted pecan granola, and a drizzling of all-natural, northern Michigan maple syrup.

In summary, this is a sure-fire, 1-plate stack of Winning – A crazy simple recipe loaded with an imperial ton of flavor, incredible texture contrast between the hearty, but fluffy pancakes & crunchy granola, all alongside an amazing play between the slow roasted pecans & warm, sweet maple syrup.

If that wasn’t enough, be assured no waffle recipe is complete without a beverage to pair.  I’ve sided this morning masterpiece with 1 Coffee Mug + Bold Coffee + 2oz Irish Whiskey (more or less) + 1oz Milk + Brown Sugar & a dollop of Whipping Cream.

Mix.  Consume.  Repeat.  Boom!

T-Minus 24hrs to the weekend.  Cheers to your evenings!

 

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Waffles with Maple-Pecan Granola

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Waffles with Maple-Pecan Granola

 

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Waffles

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats cooked
  • 1/3 cup roasted & salted pecans chopped
  • 6 egg whites
  • 6-8 ounces sweet potato ie. 3/4-1 cup mashed sweet potato, rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Topping Pictured: A Bachelor & His Grill's Maple-Pecan Granola (Recipe Below)
  • Topping Pictured: Northern Michigan Pure Amber Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat Oven to 400F.
  • Pierce sweet potato with fork, wrap in foil, place in oven & bake for 45 minutes, or until fork-tender (see notes for baking alternative to expediting cooking time).
  • Remove from oven, remove foil & allow to cool for 10minutes.
  • Remove skin of sweet potato, mash until smooth & set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl whisk together flour, prepared oats, baking powder & salt.
  • In separate mixing bowl, until thoroughly combined, whip together sweet potato, milk, oil, sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract, pumpkin spice & cinnamon.
  • Gradually pour & stir wet ingredients into flour/oat mixture - Batter will be thick, slightly lumpy.
  • Note: If batter too runny, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency reached.
  • In separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • /4 of stiffened egg whites at a time, fold into batter until entirely integrated.
  • Over pre-heated & oiled waffle iron, scoop 3-4 tablespoons of batter, close lid & cook for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown in color, edges slightly crispy.
  • Remove waffle from iron & place on cooling rack, repeating until all batter consumed.
  • To plate, stack waffles, top with A Bachelor & His Grill's Maple-Pecan Granola (See recipe below), & drizzle with syrup.
  • Serve immediately. Stay hungry. Carry forth. Like a boss.

Notes

Time Saver: If interested in expediting preparation of recipe, place scrubbed & rinsed sweet potato in microwave for 6-8 minutes. turn over half way through cooking. remove from microwave when fork-tender. Rest to cool. Peel, chop, mash & set aside until needed.
Optional Waffle Toppings: Honey, fresh fruit, peanut butter, chocolate, whipped cream... and this list could continue... and, continue.

 

Maple-Pecan Granola

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 5 Cups
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut shredded
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • In large mixing bowl whisk together maple syrup, oil, salt, cinnamon & ginger.
  • Fold in oats, sugar, pecans & coconut until entirely coated & well-combined.
  • Over lined baking sheet evenly spread granola.
  • Place in oven, baking 45 minutes-1 hour, rotating 1/2 way after 30 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven & transfer granola to cooling rack.
  • Rest until granola arrived at room temperature.
  • Crumble cooled granola, mix in raisins & serve.

 

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