Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Updated – I love sweet potatoes. It’s a staple vegetable in this house and there’s always at one on hand. Depending on the time of the year, I prefer them mashed or grilled. Either way I like them with cinnamon and topped with peanut butter or honey, but I’ve gotten a lot more creative with my potatoes lately. I’ve made  mini sweet potato pies, I’ve tried baked sweet potato fries – those tasted good, but would NOT make again, just not crisp enough.

I was trying to think about what I could do with some of the sweet potato that I had on the counter and then I realized it was Pancake Monday and I could probably turn these into pancake easily. I’ve made pancakes from scratch when I don’t have mix – I actually really love making them from scratch, but mixes do make it super easy. So if you have enough baking supplies in the house I’d encourage you to get creative too.

What You’ll Need

  • 100g of sweet potato mashed smoothly (if you need to mash sweet potatoes, see recipe below photo)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp of flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice or cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar or other sweetener

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Using about 100g of sweet potato mashed or about 1/2 cup
  3. Add in 1 egg white and mix thoroughly until smooth.
  4. Add in 1 tablespoon of flour.
  5. Add in 1 teaspoon of sweetener of choice.
  6. Lastly, mix in cinnamon and vanilla to taste – I used a teaspoon of each.
  7. Poor into a greased 6″ pie pan.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. I know that sounds like a long time, but it’s a very moist batter.

If you still need to make your mashed sweet potatoes, here’s how to make them!

  1. Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel and cube sweet potato. Cubed pieces should be a around 1-2″ big.
  3. Add to boiling pot and cook for about 8 minutes or until soft. Pieces should slice off a fork when stabbed.
  4. Drain water and mash cubed pieces with a potato masher until smooth

I hope you enjoy your sweet potatoes and pancakes!

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