No these are not like potato pancakes (latkes) but with sweet potato. Although that is a good idea as well.
These are a great way to use leftover mashed sweet potatoes and add a nice heavy course to breakfast. If you don’t have any leftover mashed sweet potatoes they could be whipped up by roasting the potato until a knife passes through it easily. Then simply skin, mash and mix with some butter and molasses.
Or just wait until you do.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
- 2 cups unbleached white flour
- 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp mace
In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients. Create a well in the center and crack the egg. Beat well, then add buttermilk and potato. Mix batter. If too thick add more buttermilk. Heat a griddle on the stove and pour 1/2 a cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until browned on both sides just like regular pancakes. Serve hot.
Mmmmm! I’d be the only one to eat these, but I think the effort to cook for myself would be worth it in this case. Delicious!
Super idea! These look so golden and delicious.
They wound lovely.
Sweet potatoes have never done it for me, but these pancakes do look the business:)
Very nice. We always have leftover mashed sweet potatoes, what a great way to use them up. Yum.
What a great idea! I love sweet potatoes; never occurred to me to put them in pancakes. Yum!
I’m afraid I’m with Roger on sweet potatoes, but your pancakes do look good 🙂
I love sweet potatoes and these look awesome! I’ll be trying this, as I have a billion sweet potatoes just waiting to be used from our CSA…
I had no idea you could put sweet potatoes in pancakes, but I’ve done pumpkin so that makes perfect sense. I bet they are delicious!
Mmmm. Great breakfast! Did you shoot that on your deck? With sunshine?? After the blizzard we got this weekend, I would kill to eat pancakes on a sunny porch.
We actually borrowed our neighbor’s deck. Don’t tell.
These sound excellent — and such a pretty color.
Never would have thought to use mashed sweet potatoes to make pancakes but now I want to mash some just so that I can make the pancakes.
I like how evenly browned your pancakes are.
Those look great.
These look so fluffy and delicious I can’t help myself… I’ve done pumpkin pancakes but am always looking for a new way to use up sweet potatoes!
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Looks like very tasty breakfast.. The morning sunlight is well placed. Gorgeous!
Sweet potato latkes are wonderful (works best with some white potato in there too, I think)… and sweet potato muffins… and sweet potato soup… ok, enough sweet potato enthusiasm. I’ll have to try a gluten-free version of your pancakes, and perhaps top them with a little maple creme.
Those are on our list to make too! Latkes.
I have never eaten sweet potato pancakes. I am definitely going to try this. Looks delicious and perfect!
Sound good! 🙂
So what’s the difference between a pancake and a flapjack…or are they the same thing?
Same thing for the most part.
One just sounds cooler. Flap-Jack!
this sounds like the perfect way to make use of a sweet potato!! thanks for the recipe, looks delish 🙂
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