The weather outside yesterday morning as I left for my workout was crisp. The sun was shining but the air held a slightly chilly bite. By the time warm up and mobility were completed I had stripped down to a sport bra but the few scattered fallen leaves on the gravel path reminded me that fall has arrived.
When I think of fall I think of pumpkin-flavoured goodies, spiced apple cider, squash, carbs, and cinnamon-flavoured things. A missing cookie tray, an extra sweet potato, and my current obsession with the waffle iron prompted the creation of these super cute and super yummy sweet potato waffies. Lightly spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with maple syrup, fluffy, and slightly crisp, these waffles were the perfect appetizer for 4 hungry female athletes in the midst of preparing a dinner of rice wraps.
These Mapley Cinnamon Sweet Potato Waffies are super simple, super quick, and super yummy.
Sizing Size (side dish): 4
- 4 medium size fully cooked sweet potatoes (I simply poked a few holes into mine with a fork and threw them into the microwave until tender)
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (approximation, please season to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (approximation, please season to taste)
- coconut oil spray or coconut oil
1. Heat waffle iron and spray with coconut oil
2. Mash the cook sweet potatoes until fluffy, add the cinnamon and maple syrup, mix well and mash again (I had been feeling guilty about not lifting earlier in the day and opted for a cross-training arm workout)
3. When the waffle iron is ready, drop spoonfuls of the sweet potato mixture onto the griddle, making sure that there is sufficient spacing to ensure waffies are formed (and not waffles! – not that that would be a bad thing), and then just close the lid. The waffle iron will let you know when the waffies are ready and just repeat the process until all the waffie base is used up or eaten.