Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yes, I’m on a sweet potato kick, in case you hadn’t noticed. But what to do with all this extra mashed sweet potato? Make pancakes, of course! Though you could just substitute sweet potato for pumpkin or butternut squash in these pancakes, I decided to adapt the recipe a bit because sweet potato is naturally sweeter — who would’ve thought?! — than squash. The cakes were a beautiful golden-orange color and were moist yet light.  They tasted good with yogurt/sour cream or peanut butter and maple syrup on top. I even flirted briefly with the idea of topping them with more sweet potato, but that seemed like overkill.

delicious topped with yogurt or sour cream

delicious topped with yogurt or sour cream

If you love sweet potatoes, you must make these pancakes as soon as possible. Plus, you’re eating veggies for breakfast! Doesn’t that make you feel virtuous?

Sweet Potato Pancakes 

homemade sweet potato puree: peel, cube, & boil a sweet potato or two, then mash

homemade sweet potato puree: peel, cube, & boil a sweet potato or two, then mash

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • to taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, allspice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree

Procedure

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and cook in oil over medium heat.
beauties

beauties

Enjoy!

About these ads

8 thoughts on “Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

  1. Pingback: Recipe: Sweet Potato Rosemary Biscuits | Wherever I am, you are there also

  2. Pingback: Recipe: Broccoli Fritters | Wherever I am, you are there also

  3. Pingback: Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Pancakes | Wherever I am, you are there also

  4. Pingback: Recipe: Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Quick Bread | Wherever I am, you are there also

  5. Pingback: Recipe: “Fluffy but Crispy” Cornmeal & Caramelized Banana Pancakes | Wherever I am, you are there also

  6. Pingback: Recipe: Warm Tahini-Citrus Couscous & Kale Salad with Baked Sweet Potato | Wherever I am, you are there also

  7. Pingback: Recipe: Chicken & Dumplings | Wherever I am, you are there also

  8. Pingback: Recipe: Buckwheat Crepes | Wherever I am, you are there also

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s