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Spiced Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes (or Waffles)

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These pancakes are spiced with cardamom, which goes lovely with the sweet potato. These would be great as pumpkin pancakes as well! (Psst . . . They’re whole wheat, but no one even noticed!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (or All-purpose)
  • ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom Or Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 whole Eggs, Separated
  • 1 cup Sour Cream (8 Oz)
  • 1 cup Cold Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • ¾ cups Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup, For Drizzling

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, cardamom and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sour cream, sweet potatoes, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans, if using. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold gently into batter.

For pancakes, drop 1/4 cup-fulls of batter onto a greased skillet preheated to medium heat. Cook until bubbles begin to break the surface and the edges of the pancakes appear dry. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown as well. Serve with syrup. Yields about 14 pancakes.

For waffles, bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with syrup. Yields 10 waffles or about 5 Belgian-style waffles.

Notes:
1. If you don’t have (or like) cardamom, simply substitute cinnamon.
2. Pumpkin puree would also work well in place of the sweet potato.

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 1.25.2012

@vesselformercy – Did you use whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour? If you used whole wheat flour, then I imagine it would make them very dense.

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vesselformercy on 1.24.2012

The whole wheat flour made these waffles way too heavy. They have a good taste, but could really benefit from being lighter.

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 3.2.2011

@mealoralicia – You can use regular whole wheat flour, but they’ll be a lot more dense. Whole Wheat pastry flour is usually a good substitute for regular white flour because it doesn’t weigh things down. Good luck!

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mealoralicia on 3.2.2011

Do I need to use pastry flour or can I just use all regular whole wheat flour?

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melwell on 11.28.2010

Just made this recipe for supper! Yummy :-) I used half cinnamon and half cardamom. Also, substituted pumpkin because I had some left over. Will make again! Thank you for sharing :-)

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vesselformercy on 1.24.2012

These waffles have a good taste, but the whole wheat flour made them too heavy.

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