Cinnamon and Walnut Sweet Potato Waffles

Breakfast for dinner: We may be converts.

Sweet potato adds a savory element to a typically sweet dish and the cinnamon and orange rind add a tinge of spice. The flavors blend so smoothly, and they come out a beautiful rusty orange. I love when our food makes the apartment smell like flavored candles, except it's the real thing. That happened.

Also proud because we quasi made up the recipe, i.e. compiled it from various similar ones on the interwebs. Love these, and freezing them for Sunday brunches.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup smart balance (butter, butter substitute, whatever)
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
1 tsp orange rind
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sweet potato, cooked and mashed
maple syrup and bananas for topping

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and apple pie spice in a large bowl. In a small bowl, wisk together milk, eggs, sweet potato, orange rind and melted smart balance. Pour the liquid batter over the dry mixture. Mix in walnuts. Pour the batter into a lightly greased waffle maker, and cook until slightly brown -- about 5 to 7 minutes. Top with sliced bananas and maple syrup.