Pancakes always feel like a bit of a treat to me. But these sweet potato pancakes are a healthy version. Have them for breakfast and you can tick off one of your five
Health benefits of sweet potato
Sweet potato is a healthy starchy carb which is packed full of nutrition.
It contains 400% of your RDA of beta-carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A and essential for immune health.
They also contain potassium. Consuming plenty of potassium from fruits and vegetables helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
The choline in sweet potatoes promotes healthy hormone balance, sleep, muscle growth
Health benefits of cinnamon
It can also be beneficial for women with PCOS.
Cinnamon’s antioxidant properties make it a healthy addition to any diet.
This recipe is Paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and
Sweet potato pancake recipe
- ½ cup of mashed sweet potato (don’t add butter or seasoning)
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 large, organic, free-range eggs
- Olive oil or coconut oil for frying.
heavy basedfrying pan over medium heat
- Wisk eggs and add sweet potato and cinnamon and beat until you have a smooth pancake batter
- Add oil to
- Place ¼ cup full of the mixture and cook until multiple bubbles form on the surface (3-5mins).
- Flip and cook on the other side until lightly brown.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey
Options & Notes
- Pancakes can be made ahead and reheated.
- Recipe suitable to freeze – you’ll need to separate the individual pancakes with waxed paper
yoghurt, nuts, seeds and seasonal fruit
- For a low sugar version top with stewed apple or passion fruit and omit the maple syrup
- To make it super speedy to make in the morning – prep the mashed sweet potato the night before. If I have
sweetpotato for dinner the night before I’ll cook a little extra.
Download a pdf of the recipe with full nutrition information.
Have you tried this recipe? Let me know what you thought.
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Norelle Hentschel is an experienced naturopath with a clinic in Crows Nest, Sydney who enjoys supporting her clients to reach their health goals.
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