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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Jan 4, 2018

Did you know that sweet potatoes and potatoes are as closely related as onions and asparagus—in the same botanical order, different families according to Sweet potatoes are true root vegetables, an enlarged section of the root used by the plant to store energy, while potatoes are stem tubers, formed from the stem of the plant. Lucky for us, the sweet potato isn't only nutritious (high in vitamins A and C), it's also both tasty and versatile. From simple mashes to casseroles, gratins, and pies, check out our best sweet potato recipes.

Here is a recipe for those leftover sweet potatoes you served for the holidays. It's quick, easy and yummy!

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! The best part—they’re simple enough for weekdays, yet feel indulgent enough for weekend brunch (even though they’re not indulgent at all). Simply combine one roasted sweet potato with two eggs, and you have clean pancake batter ready to be cooked.

Makes 1 serving


1 roasted sweet potato
2 eggs
a dash of cinnamon (optional)
a dash of allspice (optional)


1. Remove the flesh from a cooled, roasted sweet potato, and mash. Mix in two eggs. Add spices, if desired. The consistency should look like the image below.
2. Heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Coat it with cooking spray, oil, or butter of your choice. I used Kerrygold butter. Spoon out 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Let cook 5 to 7 minutes.

This is the tricky part! These pancakes do not bubble like typical pancakes, so you have to really rely on the timer. Second, it helps to use two spatulas to flip, so that they stay together. Once you’ve flipped, cook for another 3-5 minutes, remove, and serve.

Bonus: Instead of using pure maple syrup or honey, mix up a cinnamon-y, slightly sweet yogurt sauce. Mix 1/2 cup fat-free or 2% Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.

Dig In and Enjoy!

These pancakes work best if served right off the griddle. Enjoy with almond butter, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or any other protein-packed topping of your choice for an extra boost in the morning.

Serving Size: Makes 1 Serving (includes pancakes and yogurt topping). CALORIES 336; FAT 11.7g (sat 4.63g, mono 3.66g, poly 1.91g); PROTEIN 24.07g; CARB 32.826g; FIBER 4.09g; CHOL 0mg;IRON 3.18mg; SODIUM 250.321mg; CALC 159.431mg


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