Sans Meal Plan: Sweet Potato Waffles

A few days ago one of my housemates got a waffle maker, so we obviously decided to have a breakfast party. We learned that Ed Sheeran is quality waffle-making music and invited friends with a selfie stick and GoPro for added entertainment. These friends also helped with the the leftover-batter-problem and dreaded dishwasher-less clean up. But waffles are also cool for those sans meal plan because you can freeze them for later. However, we didn’t make ordinary waffles, we made sweet potato waffles. Here’s an easy recipe from Food52, so in the morning you’re makin’ waffles.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cups pureed sweet potatoes


In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest, ground ginger, and salt.

dry ingredients

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Waffles, parfait, and oatmeal, oh my!

Made to order: a fresh Belgian waffle with cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

Made to order: a fresh Belgian waffle with cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

Everyone knows about the Blue Room’s Shanghai and Kabob & Curry specials, but many — including dedicated morning patrons — seem to be unaware of the breakfast specials that greet students starting off their (hopefully) productive days.

Every time I come to indulge, other students curiously look at what I have and ask about it, reacting with a mixture of surprise and excitement — kind of like their reactions to discovering Jo’s serves stuffed french toast and grilled cheese when I’ve gone to get those.

"Parfait" — it's the French word for "perfect."

"Parfait" — it's the French word for "perfect."

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Waffles in the Blue Room, errrday (this weekend)

The Blue Room wants to reward we few, we mighty few, we band of brothers who actually stayed on campus this weekend. With made-to-order Weekend Waffles!

These waffles are usually only available before 10 am, which means we’ve never woken up for them never happened to try them, but for this weekend they’ll be around from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday through Monday. Toppings include but may not be limited to pure maple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, assorted fruits and ice cream left over from yesterday’s wondrousness. Monday will feature the espresso ice cream flavor our friends went crazy over, so we’ll definitely be stopping by then. But why start today, the 10th day of the month of Tishrei, Blue Room? You are too cruel.

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