Sweet potato pancakes

by Kellebelle


Pancake Tuesday, my third favourite day of the year after Christmas and my birthday, is mere weeks away. A fact that I am already excited about.

Today I attempted to make sweet potato pancakes for the first time. I was unsure what the outcome would be. Would it be just like having dinner with maple syrup?! But they turned out fantastic and are a really lovely Sunday brunch to make! Plus a healthier option as you get all the goodness from sweet potatoes.

I’ve only made them the once but this is my recipe – makes about 6-9 small sized pancakes.

*2 sweet potatoes
*1 egg plus 1 egg white
*2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt
*Half cup of organic stoneground plain wholemeal flour (plain flour will do also but I like to opt for wholemeal)
*Half a teaspoon of baking powder
*1/4 cup of soya milk
*Pinch of cinnamon
*1 and 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup

Plus Blueberries and maple syrup to serve

*Cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave (approx 6-7 mins). Scoop them out and mash in a bowl. Mix the maple syrup, yoghurt and egg.


*In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly add the sweet potato mix and then add the soya milk until you have a smooth (but not watery!) mixture.



*Heat up the pan with oil or butter. Add the pancakes to the pan. Measure each pancake to about 2 tablespoons and shape to look like an American pancake on the pan. Turn over and cook until golden brown.