Sweet potato pancakes. Gluten free, diet friendly and healthy.
But, most importantly: absolutely delicious. Like, more tasty than your normal pancakes level of delicious.
Go on, give them a go. You’ll thank me.
Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe
Makes enough for 2 to 4 people
3 medium-sized sweet potatoes
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
First up, wash the sweet potatoes and either boil or steam them for about 20 to 30 minutes, until they’re soft. I don’t bother peeling because I like the taste of the skin, plus it adds extra thickness to the pancake batter. That said, feel free to peel away; I won’t be offended.
Allow the now-cooked sweet potatoes time to cool down. 10 to 15 minutes should do it, although longer (or overnight, even) is fine.
Now we need to prepare the batter. In a food processor or a bowl or a jug, add the sweet potatoes, eggs, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla extract. If using a food processor or a blender, get that going until the ingredients become a thick batter. Otherwise, mash and stir by hand until it reaches a sufficiently batter-like texture.
Next, warm a frying pan on a medium to high heat. Add a tablespoon of coconut and allow it to get hot. Scoop a tablespoon of batter into the pan and flatten it down into a circular pancake shape. Repeat several times until the pan has a several pancakes frying in it.
Allow each pancake to cook for several minutes before flipping with a fish slice. I usually allow three minutes on each side but this may take a degree of trial and error. My first few fell to pieces but I gradually got a sense of when the right moment was to anticipate the flip.
After each side is sufficiently cooked, remove from the pan and add to a plate. You will probably have more batter left. Either cook the remaining pancakes now and add them to the stack or keep the batter for tomorrow.
Serve up and enjoy!
Ideas for Toppings
Fruit (berries work especially well)
Maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar
There’s a lot of scope here to mix the flavours up. I’ve included nutmeg, ginger and vanilla but these could be excluded and other things added. For example, I’ve used this batter as a base to make tuna and feta fritters.
Remember: if you do try my sweet potato pancakes recipe, take a picture and share it on Instagram. I’d love to check it out.
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