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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack, not to be confused with oat bar flapjacks) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. They began over 30,000 years ago during the Stone Age. Researchers have found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, human remains dating back 5,300 years. In ancient Greece and Rome, pancakes were made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. But now a days since there are lots of low carb food recipe in the market, People started to innovate food. Yes, You heard it right "Sweet Potato Pancakes." These 2-ingredient sweet potato cakes are an amazing low-carb, grain-free pancake alternative!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal


  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2 small sweet potatoes roasted and pureed until smooth (about ¾ cup puree)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Butter for cooking and serving
  • Toasted pecans for serving
  • Maple syrup for serving


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and sweet potato puree, then add eggs and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture are combined. Melt butter in a large nonstick pan over a medium heat, when butter is foamy, reduce heat to medium low and ladle a scant ½ cup pancake batter into the pan, cook until bubbles start to form in batter and pancake is golden underneath, about 3 minutes. repeat with remaining batter. Serve with more butter, toasted pecans, and maple syrup.



This Sweet Potato Pancakes is an evolution of your classic pancakes.
This recipe use sweet potato as an alternative, which is is high in nutrients and great source of fibervitamins, and minerals