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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
18 mins
total:
33 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 pancakes
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

241 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 19g 6% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 74.1mg 25% DV; sodium 137.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
My family loved this dish. Full of flavor and textures. I have been wanting to make this for quite some time and was not disappointed. I added chocolate protein powder because that is what I had, but it worked well. I also baked in the oven rather than on a griddle, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes each side on parchment paper and they turned out great! Will become a breakfast staple for us since they are easy to heat up for a quick breakfast all week. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
My family loved this dish. Full of flavor and textures. I have been wanting to make this for quite some time and was not disappointed. I added chocolate protein powder because that is what I had, but it worked well. I also baked in the oven rather than on a griddle, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes each side on parchment paper and they turned out great! Will become a breakfast staple for us since they are easy to heat up for a quick breakfast all week. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2016
My huband loves these!!! He told me this is a keeper recipe!! These sweet potato pancakes will be made again!! tyvm for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2020
These were the best pancakes i ever had. They caught my eye cause im also a cracker barrel and trader joe guy. I used to use box protein pancake mix from trader joes and top with Acai, berry mix by Dole, i warm it in microwave and top the pancakes with it. its like a warm berry topping, all natural sweetness. i used to think i was eating the healthiest pancakes till i had these. This added more protein with the nut and powder mix plus popping with awesome flavor. Nice treat for after a good workout. Thanks for sharing. Just when you thought you were eating something healthy, this is much more healthy and fun to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2017
These were really good! I omitted the vanilla protein powder because I didn't have any. I've made them twice so far and will be making again. Just the right amount of sweetness! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
These pancakes are delicious and full of great nutrition!!! I always use stevia sweetened Greek yogurt and my own blueberries and raspberries frozen from the summer harvest so this breakfast has only natural sugar. I will be making these pancakes often. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2017
I made these as written and personally I wasn't a huge fan but my husband and son liked them but said they were bland. I had texture issues as the pancakes were very moist. I did use the substitution as written for pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Read More
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