Sweet Potato Pancakes


Boost your breakfast nutrition with these scrumptious sweet potato pancakes!

If you like sweet potatoes, check out our sweet potatoes in the slow cooker!

We’ve been consuming sweet potato pancakes for as lengthy as we have been consuming sweet potatoes for dinner, and we cannot get sufficient!  The children like them, and they even got rave testimonials by the pickiest eater in my neighborhood, and that is saying some thing!

The sweet potatoes we applied for this recipe are normally bought in U.S. grocery retailers below the names YAMS! We ARE applying the orange fleshed potatoes for this.  Every time we post about sweet potatoes, when we imply yams, we get lots of confusion.

What is the distinction amongst sweet potatoes and yams?

Potatoes come in a range of types.  Our grocery retailer sells two varieties of sweet potatoes.  Although each veggies you are having at a frequent grocery retailer are sweet potatoes,  they get in touch with a single a sweet potato, and the other a yam to distinguish them from every single other for the customer (you!). Botanically, the orange fleshed potato sold in grocery retailers (known as a yam), is not a yam at all (veggie nerds can see the complete discussion on that here), but it does enable to preserve them separate for us frequent folk!  I will say, you should really know the distinction, due to the fact it is critical if you have began ordering your groceries on the net or for choose up! Choosing a sweet potato, I’ve gotten the white fleshed sweet potatoes on more than a single occasion!

a yam, sweet potato and russet potato
yam, sweet potato, and russet potato cut so that you can see the inside

For daily life, right here is how we use a sweet potato versus a yam:

SWEET  POTATOES: (with white flesh) We use this potato much less generally. It’s appears equivalent to a russet potato, and is not as sweet as the orange fleshed “yams”.

YAMS: (with orange flesh) This is the potato we use most generally.  We like the flavor, the versatility, and the potential to add it to so quite a few distinct recipes!  Canned yams have develop into well-known as a Thanksgiving side dish in the United States, and as a outcome, a lot of children determine they do not like yams prior to they ever have the possibility to attempt them fresh.  Canned yams are typically packed in syrup, and are considerably also sweet for a side dish (in my opinion).  Then, it is generally cooked with marshmallows or more syrup.  The texture is generally difficult to deal with for children it is really mushy and falls apart simply.

Is a single healthier than the other?  YES! Yams, with their wealthy orange colour, has more vitamins.  The more colorful your fruits or vegetables are, the more nutrients they have.

So, why do we like to add mashed sweet potatoes to our pancakes?

  • Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful supply of Vitamin A!  In a single sweet potato, based on the size and exactly where it came from, you may well get 35-90% of your each day advisable worth of Vitamin A.
  • Mashed sweet potatoes are really moist and is a wonderful base for baked goods.
  • Sweet potatoes give pancakes a good sweet flavor without having obtaining to add refined sugars.
overhead view of a stack of sweet potato pancakes with banana slices and whip cream with cinnamon sprinkled

The finest portion about sweet potato pancakes is that you can add even more nutrients and fiber to your breakfast by topping it with fresh fruit! We like bananas, berries, plums, or peaches.  With fruit and sweet potatoes, we generally do not even have to have syrup.  A small bit of creamy yogurt or whipped cream can turn a boring pancake breakfast into a single of our favored desserts!

How Do you Make Sweet Potato Pancakes?

  • Cook sweet potato (this can be performed the evening prior to). You will have to have 1/2 cup mashed.
  • Blend very first 5 components in a blender, till smooth.
  • Whisk with each other the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sweet potato mixture and stir just till combined.
  • Add more milk if required for the consistency of pancake batter.
  • Pour the batter onto a hot griddle greased with nonstick cooking spray. Flip the pancakes when the commence to bubble and are golden brown on each sides.
  • Serve warm topped with sliced bananas, yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

If you like pancakes, you should see the 23 pancake recipes we just like! 

sweet potato pancakes square – Health, Kids
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 significant egg
  • 1 cup flour, complete wheat
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Serve With

  • 2 medium banana
  • 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, low-fat
  • 4 tablespoon maple syrup, pure
  • Cook sweet potato (this can be performed the evening prior to). You will have to have 1/2 cup mashed.

  • Blend very first 5 components in a blender, till smooth.

  • Whisk with each other the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sweet potato mixture and stir just till combined.

  • Add more milk if required for the consistency of pancake batter.

  • Pour the batter onto a hot griddle greased with nonstick cooking spray. Flip the pancakes when the commence to bubble and are golden brown on each sides.

  • Serve warm topped with sliced bananas, yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 256mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g

Tell us in the comments, what is your favored way to consume sweet potatoes?



Originally published in www.superhealthykids.com