RiverHouse Recipes – Buffalo Yogurt, Black Pepper and Sweet Potato Waffles

These waffles are excellent for breakfast or anytime you feel the urge for little pockets of magnificence in every bite. I’ve added a bit of ground black pepper to give it a bit more depth and increase the waffles utility in a savory setting. I used Tellicherry but you can use whatever you have handing. The spicier nose the better.

This recipe works best with a Belgian Waffle Maker. The waffles turn out light but crispy. And the Waffle Iron I use, the Waring Pro WMK300A, is idiotproof. ( I strongly recommend . I love that thing.)

Of course, I didn’t take any pictures while developing this recipe, so you’ll have to use your imagination as to what a waffle looks like.

As with most waffles, these freeze well and can be toasted when you want to eat them. Serve the waffles with your choice of topping: maple syrup and pecans, avocado and a fried egg, chorizo and spinach, fried chicken and jalapeno syrup, sliced turkey with cranberries and cheddar, you name it!

We had just butter and hickory syrup, Adirondack-style sausages and a beauty Wheat Ale from The Ithaca Beer Company to round it off.

It was glorious

Shoot me a line with any questions or comments. ENJOY!



2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon orange oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 ounces Greek Style Water Buffalo Yogurt
8 ounces water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups pureed baked sweet potatoes (or pumpkin, or other winter squash)


1. Preheat your waffle iron. In one bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, powder, salt, ginger, black pepper and sugar.
2. Remove skin and puree cool baked sweet potatoes in a large bowl until smooth.
3. Add melted butter, eggs, yogurt, water, orange oil to the pureed sweet potatoes and whisk well. Then, stir in the dry ingredients just until smooth.
4. Griddle the waffles in the waffle maker according to the iron's instruction, cooking until the waffles are browned and crispy on the outside. 
5. Keep cooked waffles warm in a 225F oven so you can serve them all at once.

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