Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles

Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles with Candied Bacon

A Hearty Breakfast Option

Most of us would acknowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, few actually realize that in order to start your day off right and properly sustain yourself until lunch, the empty calories of that tempting danish-and-coffee breakfast will be quickly digested and lost by your body far faster than, say, a healthy dose of complex carbs and protein. Sneakily disguised in the form of a delicious waffle, these rosemary, sweet potato + cheddar waffles are not only a delicious breakfast treat, but also a well balanced start to your day that are sure to keep you feeling fuller longer. Oh, and did we mention that there’s also candied bacon involved? If you weren’t interested before, we’re sure that you are now! After all, here at REstyleSOURCE we are firm believers that bacon makes most things, if not everything, better….but then again, doesn’t everyone believe that? Keep reading for this unique and savory recipe – perfect for breakfast, brunch, or hey – even dinner! We won’t judge.

Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles

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Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
Candied Bacon
  • Bacon (4 strips)
  • Light Brown Sugar (3 tbsp)
Mashed Sweet Potato
  • Sweet Potato (x2)
  • White Cheddar Cheese (2 oz)
  • Dorot Crushed Ginger (1 cube)
  • 2% Milk (2 tbsp)
  • Fresh Rosemary (10 leaves, 1 sprig for topping)
  • Salted Butter (1 tbsp)
Waffle Mix
  • All Purpose Flour (1 cup)
  • 2% Milk (1 cup)
  • Eggs (x2)
  • Baking Powder (2 tsp)
  • White Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Butter (2 tbsp, melted. Used to coat the waffle maker)
  • Confectioner’s Sugar (for topping)
  • Vermont Maple Syrup
Candied Bacon
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Put your light brown sugar into your small mixing bowl. Add in your bacon strips. Use your hand to mix them together making sure that your bacon is fully coated in the sugar.
  4. Line your bacon strips out on your baking sheet. Cover them with a second piece of parchment paper. Put it in the oven for 20 minutes—or until crisp.
  5. Remove and let cool on the parchment paper (most other surfaces will cause your candied bacon to stick).
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  1. Use your peeler to remove the skin from your sweet potatoes.
  2. Fill your saucepan with water an inch from it’s top and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add in your sweet potatoes and let them cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Use your tongs to remove your sweet potatoes from the water and put them directly onto your cutting board. Let them cool. Then use your chef’s knife to cut them into smaller cubes and put them into your food processor.
  4. Cut your white cheddar into small cubes and add them to your food processor. Add in your milk, Dorot Crushed Ginger Cube, rosemary and butter. Puree until you have a thick even mashed potato texture.
Waffle Mix
  1. In your large mixing bowl, use your whisk to mix together your flour, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  2. Add in your sweet potato mixture and eggs. Use your whisk to thoroughly mix them all together.
  3. Add in your cup of milk and mix it all together until you have smooth liquid-y batter.
  4. On your cutting board, use your chef’s knife to roughly chop your candied bacon strips into small pieces.
  5. Preheat your waffle maker to a medium setting (for golden brown). Once heated, use your silicon brush to coat it with your melted butter.
  6. Use your ladle to scoop your waffle batter into your waffle maker making sure that there are no visible holes. Sprinkle your desired amount of bacon over your waffle batter (remember to save enough for your other waffles and for topping). Close your waffle maker and let cook until it indicates that the waffles are ready—roughly 2 minutes.
  7. When ready, use your rubber spatula to help you carefully transfer your waffle from the maker to your dish. Repeat this process for each of your waffles.
  8. sprinkle your confectioner’s sugar, remaining candied bacon, rosemary and your desired amount of Vermont maple syrup on top of your waffle.
  9. Eat it up! Enjoy! I’m obsessed. You’ll love them!

Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles

PHOTO: Coffee & Champagne 
Rosemary, Sweet Potato + Cheddar Waffles
PHOTO: Coffee & Champagne


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