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Recipe: Southern Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yummmm… even the name sounds yummy… Southern Sweet Potato Pancakes… and they are too!

The taste of the sweet potatoes is light.. the pancakes are sweet.. a true treat!


I bake my sweet potato ahead of time… and allow to cool… then store it in the fridge until I’m ready to make the pancakes… I just nuke it quick in the microwave wrapped in a paper two to just warm it again.

I used my mini chopper to puree the sweet potato.

This makes about 8-10 small pancakes… they are filling.. I figure 3-4 pancakes per person… so this recipe is enough for 2-3 people… double the recipe if you need to feed more.

I used whole milk.. I think it works best for this recipe.

Whisk the eggs and milk first.. then add the butter then add the butter and the sweet potato puree.. it mixes best in this order.

Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop out the batter to the hot grill… I personally think smaller pancakes cook better than larger ones.. the center is dense on larger ones and does seem to cook properly.

Flip the pancakes only once.. otherwise they get tough.

Serve this with Pecan Butter… and drizzle maple syrup… yummmm!

Recipe: Southern Sweet Potato Pancakes

All you need:

1 small sweet potato, baked
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
Pinch of salt
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup flour
Butter flavor cooking oil spray

All you have to do:

Scoop out the inside of the baked sweet potato and puree it.

In a large bowl slightly beat an egg.

Whisk in the whole milk.

Add the sweet potato puree and the melted butter, whisk until smooth.

Add the salt, vanilla, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder. Whisk until fully incorporated.

Add the flour and mix until smooth.

Spray a griddle with butter flavored cooking oil and heat it over medium high heat.

Using a ¼ cup scoop, scoop batter onto the hot griddle. Cook until the bottom side is golden, and the top is covered in small bubbles… if the bottom gets too dark turn down the heat slightly. Flip over and cook until the bottom is golden.

Serve immediately.



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