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Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping

2 1/4 c. flour

2 T. sugar

1 package active dry yeast {or 2 1/4 t.}

1/2 t. salt

1 t. cinnamon

2 eggs

1 mashed sweet potato

1/4 c. vegetable oil

1 3/4 c. milk

1 t. vanilla

Caramel Topping:

2 T. butter

1 c. chopped pecans

1/4 c. brown sugar

2 T. water

1 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. nutmeg

1 t. salt

1.  In a bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed sweet potato, oil, milk and vanilla.  Sift together the dry ingredients and gently stir into the wet.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

2.  Preheat your waffle maker.

3.  In a saucepan melt the butter and add in the pecans, stirring over gentle heat for a couple minutes. Add in the brown sugar, water and spices cooking until the sugar is dissolved.  Keep warm until the waffles are ready.

4.  When your waffle maker is hot, spray with cooking spray and ladel the batter into a the well, cooking to your desired doneness {crispy or soft}

5.  Serve the warm waffles with the warm caramel pecan syrup.