We love clever ideas to hack some of the food that isn’t normally low carb or paleo and make it acceptable. This recipe for pancakes uses sweet potato instead of flour and coconut oil instead of corn or vegetable oil and is from our friends at the excellent PaleoDietPlusPlus.com…
This no-flour recipe for paleo sweet potato pancakes uses just a few simple ingredients. And the best part is that you don’t need any fancy flours for these hotcakes. The deep, earthy sweetness of the sweet potatoes couples with the warm spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. For added sweetness, you can add in a tablespoon or two of honey or mash half of a ripe banana. If you like some extra spice, add some ginger for its unique kick. Enjoy these sweet potato pancakes with a side serving of eggs and bacon, or make them the star of the show by stacking high, topping well, and digging in!
Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes
Total Time to Make: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 small sweet potato
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Coconut oil
- Dash of salt
- Dash of ginger
- Dash of nutmeg
- Honey or ½ mashed ripe banana (for sweetness)
- Wash sweet potato and peel it. Cut it into small cubes.
- Steam sweet potato until very soft. You can do this on the stove in a pot with some hot water (this is more time consuming). Or you can do this in the microwave (with a little bit of water, and covered tightly) for about 5 minutes.
- Using a fork, mash the sweet potato well.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs with a fork until frothy.
- Add in the mashed sweet potato and mix well.
- Add baking soda, cinnamon, salt and any of the optional ingredients. Incorporate all the ingredients into a smooth, well-mixed batter.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Add just enough coconut oil to cover the bottom.
- Drop batter in spoonfuls into the skillet, making a pancake shape.
- Cook 2-3 minutes or until cooked. Flip and cook on other side 2-3 minutes.
- Repeat steps 8-10 for the entire batch.
- Top with honey, maple syrup, almond butter, fruits or nuts
There are few foods as healthy, nutrient-dense and vitamin-packed as sweet potatoes. Their radiant orange color is the source of the powerful beta-carotene. They are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, fiber and iron. They are high in manganese, which protects heart arteries. To top it all off – they are sweet-tasting, easily seducing your taste buds with the first bite. So don’t hesitate before making these sweet potato pancakes. Not only will it provide yourbody with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, but it will also leave you and your sweet tooth wholly satisfied.
What makes Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes “Paleo?”
- You’re using whole foods like the sweet potato as your starch instead of normal white flour.
- You’re using coconut oil instead of corn or vegetable oil.
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