Super healthy and really delicious, Sweet Potato Pancakes will keep the simple carbohydrates out of your breakfast! Make sure you serve the pancakes before you reveal their ingredients. These are such a treat that even kids will eat them! I keep them in my fridge so I only have to go to the effort once a week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
20 pancakes
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pierce the sweet potato a few times with a fork. Wrap in a paper towel and cook in the microwave for 5 minutes at full power, or until tender. Cool slightly, and remove the skin with a small knife.

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  • Meanwhile, process the oats in a blender or food processor until powdery. Transfer the oats to a large bowl. Break the sweet potato into chunks, and place in the food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to the bowl with the oats, and stir in the olive oil, molasses, eggs, egg white, vanilla, cinnamon and yogurt. Adjust the thickness to your liking by adding more yogurt if necessary.

  • Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet when hot, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip, and cook on the other side until browned. Continue with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 24g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 75.9mg; sodium 77.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
This recipe will work. It was delicious but I made a lot of modifications (hence 4 stars). My husband did not even use syrup they were so good! First I substituted 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1/2 cup wheat bran for the oats. Second I used 1 heaping c leftover sweet potato casserole instead of the plain sweat potato. Third to combat the thickness of the batter I used an extra half cup of vanilla yogurt and thinned it a little more with some leftover apple cider. I'm sure apple juice milk or water would work fine. The final consistency was similar to traditional pancakes and they cooked fine. For more flavor double the cinnamon add a pinch of nutmeg and try some chopped nuts and raisins. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
The yogurt makes the pancakes very heavy. They do not turn out light and fluffy like a pancake should be. The original recipe was extremely thick and even after thinning it out according to some of the suggestions I still had trouble getting the "pancakes" to cook all of the way through. You may also want to add some more seasonings as they end up tasting quite bland if you don't use syrup. Read More
(9)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
This recipe will work. It was delicious but I made a lot of modifications (hence 4 stars). My husband did not even use syrup they were so good! First I substituted 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1/2 cup wheat bran for the oats. Second I used 1 heaping c leftover sweet potato casserole instead of the plain sweat potato. Third to combat the thickness of the batter I used an extra half cup of vanilla yogurt and thinned it a little more with some leftover apple cider. I'm sure apple juice milk or water would work fine. The final consistency was similar to traditional pancakes and they cooked fine. For more flavor double the cinnamon add a pinch of nutmeg and try some chopped nuts and raisins. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2004
I loved this recipe but more importantly my kids loved it! I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain and it was really yummy. I'm thinking of sneaking other "secret"ingredients in...spinach anyone??? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2008
Mine were really terrific!! I was glad I had read some of the previous reviews and and I think I manage to avoid some of the problems. I (accidentally) added a tsp. baking powder. I did use oil (although Canola not Olive). I did not use molasses but used 2 tsp. Splenda. Also my batter sat in the fridge for several hours before cooking. It was insanely thick but cooked through easily. It satisfied my need for a no flour/no sugar pancake and my kids had something they could put syrup on. Only four stars just beacuse of the modifications otherwise it would have been five. They were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2005
These are incredible!!! Try adding dried cranberries 1/2 tsp of fresh grated nutmeg and vanilla yogurt (subst. for plain). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I enjoyed these hearty flavorful pancakes! Without a leavening agent it was hard to tell when they were ready to flip! Even when they crumbled because I flipped them early they were wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
The yogurt makes the pancakes very heavy. They do not turn out light and fluffy like a pancake should be. The original recipe was extremely thick and even after thinning it out according to some of the suggestions I still had trouble getting the "pancakes" to cook all of the way through. You may also want to add some more seasonings as they end up tasting quite bland if you don't use syrup. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2008
I tried to like these I really did. I baked the pancakes for 10 minutes at 350 F after frying to be sure they were cooked through. Overall they were okay but it really isn't a secret what they're made of. Too much work for what ended up tasting exactly like sweet potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2008
2 stars because they definitely need some work. The consistency is very thick and does not cook in the middle easily. The flavor still needs a bit of something to give it a little kick. I will update if I find the right somethings to change/add. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2007
These had great flavor but I agree with the reviewer who said they never really seemed to cook through. Still good but the final consistency was more french toast than pancake. I might try baking the leftovers on low heat to see if they set better that way. Read More
(7)
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