Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes


I fell in love with the sweet potato pancakes at Cracker Barrel®. I decided that I wanted to come up with my own, healthier version. This is what I put together, and it has been a hit every single time I have made them! Not only are they delicious, but they are also very good for you. Win win! These pancakes are loaded with all-around nutrition and tasted delicious with pretty much any topping. After you are done, just add the topping of your choice. I like honey, agave, or the Maple Agave Syrup from Trader Joe's®. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
8 pancakes


  • 1 sweet potato, cubed

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup milk (Optional)

  • ½ cup oats, ground to flour

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (Optional)

  • ¼ cup flax seeds

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (such as Trader Joe's®)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 large banana, sliced

  • 2 ½ tablespoons almonds

  • 2 ½ tablespoons pecans

  • 2 ½ tablespoons walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, or as needed


  1. Fill a pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in sweet potato and return to a boil. Cook until sweet potato is tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain.

  2. Mash sweet potato in a small bowl with a fork.

  3. Mix 1 cup mashed sweet potato, eggs, milk, oat flour, protein powder, flax seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder together in a bowl. Stir in banana, almonds, pecans, and walnuts until batter is combined.

  4. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pour enough batter into the skillet to create a 4- to 6-inch pancake. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

You may opt to use some vanilla extract to taste if you decide not to use vanilla protein powder.

If you prefer, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg can be substituted for the pumpkin pie spice.

Almond milk can be substituted for the milk if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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