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30May, 22
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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ohhh do we have an absolute treat for you today! These sweet potato pancakes are absolutely divine! This might be my new favorite go-to pancake recipe.

You simply can’t go wrong with a stack of fluffy pancakes that are infused with sweet potato and cinnamon spice.

These sweet potato pancakes have the most satisfying fluffy texture and delightful flavors. Two pancakes alongside some scrambled egg whites and I’m fueled for hours!

Sweet Potatoes and Yams are something we eat A LOT of at our house!

It’s funny because about 10 years ago I didn’t care for them AT ALL.

Throughout my 30s I began passionately learning about health & nutrition while working with a phenomenal fitness trainer. Sweet potatoes were becoming THE complex carbohydrate of choice! They were *always* on my meal plans – so that’s when I got creative and started roasting them, eating them frequently, and actually TRULY ENJOYING them.

Not a week goes by these days that I don’t buy and cook sweet potatoes or yams… They have become an absolute staple in our home.

This recipe is awesome if you’re trying to include sweet potatoes more often, but just need a tasty recipe – along with a little friendly nudge to try something different!

Complex Carbohydrates from the Sweet Potatoes are my favorite carbohydrates to eat because they leave me feeling really good and full of energy rather than the opposite feelings of bloat and tiredness many simple carbs seem to deliver.


❓Which do you like better, regular potatoes or sweet potatoes!?

🏆 While both offer nutritional benefits, sweet potatoes are considered a “superfood” because of all the vitamins and minerals they contain.

✅ Just as an example, 1 sweet potato contains almost 400% of your daily vitamin A requirements! They also contain vitamins B, C, and D as well as a wide range of minerals.

👀 They can help boost your immune system, protect your vision and reproductive health, and even help lower your risk of cancer.

❤️ Plus, they appear to help improve blood sugar control and cholesterol levels … and might even help keep fat cells from growing. 🤯

They are super easy to cook – just pierce a sweet potato a few times with a fork and pop it into the microwave oven for 5-6 minutes, and voila!

👩🏾‍🍳 They are also delicious mashed or roasted in the oven. Use them in pancakes, soups, stews, chilis, or in any way you would use other potatoes.


Servings 4

makes about 8-10 pancakes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 cups organic buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsps unrefined coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 egg


In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk and mashed sweet potatoes. Add egg and oil to the sweet potato mixture and stir everything well.

Pour the sweet potato mixture into the bowl with the dry mixture. Stir until everything is just combined and let it sit while you preheat the skillet. If the mixture is too thick and looks like dough, add 1/3 cup of room temperature water.

Heat a skillet greased with avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee, over medium-high heat. Add ½ cup of pancake batter into the skillet to create each pancake.

Cook until bubbles start to form in the batter and the pancake is golden underneath, then flip and cook the other side until just golden.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve with your favorite toppings such as sliced bananas, raw honey, maple syrup, toasted pecans, etc.



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