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Sweet Potato Pancakes


You know where I find a lot of happiness? This is me we’re talking about, so you should be able to guess. It’s the small pleasures that you can find in food. Beautiful, tiny things that you could miss in the blink of an eye or just not appreciate if you’re going to fast. Ice cream melting under a hot slice of apple pie. The sweet juice that bursts out of the first bite of a ripe peach. The sound of a fresh egg sliding into a hot pan. Butter sliding down a hot stack of fluffy pancakes.

Don’t go too fast. Enjoy your life. Eat pancakes.


Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Lauren

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 2/3 c. sweet potato flesh, boiled or roasted until very soft
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 T. vinegar
  • 2 1/2 T. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 T. sugar (I use turbinado)


Mash the sweet potato flesh well with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon. Set aside.

Stir together the milk and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in a small bowl and set aside to cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the eggs, sweet potato, soured milk, greek yogurt, and butter.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient bowl and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir gently just until combined.

Preheat a griddle to 300 degrees (or a skillet on medium heat) and spray with oil. Add the batter in scoops of 1/3 c.

When the bottom of the pancake is brown, flip and cook the other side. (These are thick pancakes so make sure they’re done before removing them from the griddle!)

Serve with butter and maple syrup and ENJOY!

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Today is our last day of “freedom” before we start school! To me pancakes and butter say freedom, so it wasn’t hard to decide what breakfast would be this morning.

I’m off to go cut my husband’s hair and then watch Married To Jonas with an ice cold hard cider.

Thanks for reading!

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{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Lindsay (@LeanGrnBeanBlog) August 26, 2012, 10:56 pm

    holy yum. must have these now.

  • Athena August 27, 2012, 8:35 am

    I love pancakes and these look so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Darlene Stanley August 27, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Looks delicious! I love sweet potatoes and pancakes=combine

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