Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend Cooking: Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes

When Saturday night’s dinner leaves you with a leftover sweet potato, plan on these pancakes for Sunday morning. In fact, if you don’t have sweet potatoes on the menu, it’s worth throwing one in the oven, just to make this breakfast treat!

Col's Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes*
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 large sweet potato, baked
2 cups coconut milk
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tblsp. agave nectar (brown sugar or honey would work fine)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Sift dry ingredients, including spices, into a large bowl.
2. Place peeled sweet potato, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla into a blender. Blend to puree sweet potato.
3. Pour sweet potato mixture into the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine, but don’t over mix.
4. Butter a griddle; pour ¼ cup of mixture onto griddle for each pancake. (The sweet potato has a tendency to burn, so I keep my griddle lower than with other pancakes – about 325 degrees F.) Flip the pancakes when the bubbles around the edges burst and remain open.
5. Serve with maple syrup or whipped cream. Walnuts would be a fine idea too!

*I know I owe you a pay-off shot, but the kids ate the pancakes so quickly I didn't get a shot of them on the plates!

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  1. These look heavenly! I'm adding sweet potatoes to my grocery list this week.

  2. Yummy! Do you top them with syrup or just butter?

  3. Have to make these, they'd go over big at my house! They look so good!

  4. These sound delicious. I'd like to try them for dinner too.

  5. My family loves sweet potatoes. We eat them at least once a week. I'll have to try these.

    Here's my WC

  6. That sounds wonderful. I love all of those spices in a pancake!

  7. I just had a snack of Sweet Potato Hummas, which was amazing. Will have to figure out how to make it, but first, will have to try these pancakes.

  8. Oooh this sounds great! I will have to put this on my to try list! :)

  9. Yesterday was Dance Recital around here, so I'm sorry I didn't get to respond, but thanks for the nice comments!

    Kathy, you can serve these with syrup or with whipped cream.

    Margot, for dinner I would serve them with sour cream.

    Heather, sweet potato hummas sounds amazing. I am going to look for a recipe!

  10. I have to give these a shot. I absolutely love sweet potatoes.

  11. I love, love, love the spices and coconut in this recipe. These sound amazing. Mr. BFR is the pancake maker around here, I'll have to print this out for him.


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