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Mother Louise’s Sweet Potato and Pecan Waffles

IMG_0972I asked my mother (pictured left with my son) to share her secret Southern waffle recipe for the benefit of Eat Like a Girl creator, Niamh Shields. Niamh is known to work magic with bacon, so as far as I’m concerned, she’s done enough to deserve this recipe. Anyhow, check out her blog. It’s literature.





1 cup (115g) chopped pecans
1 ¼ cups (175g) plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (225g) boiled and mashed sweet potato
¾ cup (175ml) milk
6 tablespoons (85g) melted butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup (40g) brown sugar


1) Toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 5 min. (Or as my mom says she does it, she just puts them under a medium grill for the same amount of time)

2) In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and whisk to mix thoroughly.  In a larger bowl, combine the sweet potato, milk, butter, eggs and brown sugar, and whisk to mix.  Add the flour mixture, and stir to combine.  Add the pecans, and mix.

3) Cook on a preheated waffle iron until browned. Serves 4 generously. Top with plenty of butter and pancake syrup.

*Feature image by Edsel L used under creative commons license.

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  1. NiamhOctober 10, 2013 at 7:44 amReply

    Thank you so much for this and the kind words! I can’t wait to try them.

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