Improve your breakfast diet with these delicious sweet potato pancakes!
If you love sweet potatoes, check out our sweet potatoes in the slow cooker!
We have been eating sweet potato pancakes since we ate sweet potatoes for dinner and we can’t get enough! The kids love them and even got rave reviews from the pickiest eater in my neighborhood and that says something!
The sweet potatoes we used for this recipe are usually bought in American grocery stores under the name YAMS! That’s why WE USE potatoes with orange flesh. Every time we publish about sweet potatoes, when we mean yams, we get a lot of confusion.
What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?
Potatoes come in different shapes. Our grocery store sells two types of sweet potatoes. Although both of the vegetables you get at a regular grocery store are sweet potatoes, they call one sweet potato and the other yams to distinguish them from each other for the consumer (you!). From a botanical point of view, the orange potato with meat sold in grocery stores (called yams) is not yams at all (vegetarians can see the full discussion of this here), but it helps keep them separate for us ordinary people! I will say that you need to know the difference, because it is important whether you have started ordering your groceries online or for making! Choosing sweet potatoes, I got sweet potatoes with white meat more than once!
For everyday use, here’s how to use sweet potatoes against yams:
SWEET POTATOES: (with white meat) We use this potato less often. It looks like a reddish potato and is not as sweet as an orange yam.
YMS: (with orange flesh) This is the potato we use most often. We love the taste, flexibility and ability to add it to so many different recipes! Canned yams have become popular as a garnish for Thanksgiving in the United States, and as a result, many children decide they don’t like yams before they have a chance to try it fresh. Canned yams are usually wrapped in syrup and too sweet to garnish (in my opinion). It is then often made with marshmallows or more syrup. The texture is often difficult for children to process; it is very mushy and breaks down easily.
Is one stronger than the other? YES! Yams, with their rich orange color, have more vitamins. The more colorful your fruits or vegetables, the more nutrients they have.
So why do we like to add mashed potatoes to our pancakes?
- Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A! In a sweet potato, depending on the size and where it came from, you can get 35-90% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A.
- Sweet mashed potatoes are very moist and are a great base for baked goods.
- Sweet potatoes give the pancakes a pleasant sweet taste without the need to add refined sugar.
The best part of sweet potato pancakes is that you can add even more nutrients and fiber to your breakfast by sprinkling it with fresh fruit! We like bananas, berries, plums or peaches. With fruits and sweet potatoes, we often don’t even need syrup. A little creamy yogurt or whipped cream can turn a boring pancake breakfast into one of our favorite desserts!
How do you make sweet potato pancakes?
- Prepare sweet potatoes (this can be done the night before). You will need 1/2 cup of puree.
- Mix the first five ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Beat the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the sweet potato mixture and stir while mixing.
- Add more milk if necessary for the consistency of the pancake batter.
- Pour the dough on a hot grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Turn the pancakes over when they start to bubble and turn golden brown on both sides.
- Serve warm, garnished with sliced bananas, yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.
If you love pancakes, you should see the 23 recipes for pancakes that we just love!
- 1 average sweet potato
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 big egg
- 1 cup flour, wholemeal
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sol
- 2 average banana
- 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, low fat
- 4 soup spoon maple syrup, pure
Prepare sweet potatoes (this can be done the night before). You will need 1/2 cup of puree.
Mix the first five ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Beat the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the sweet potato mixture and stir while mixing.
Add more milk if necessary for the consistency of the pancake batter.
Pour the dough on a hot grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Turn the pancakes over when they start to bubble and turn golden brown on both sides.
Serve warm, garnished with sliced bananas, yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.
calories: 347kcal | carbohydrates: 68g | protein: 12g | Thick: 5g | Saturated fats: 3g | cholesterol: 56mg | sodium: 256mg | fiber: 6g | sugar: 32g
Tell us in the comments, what is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?