Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sweet Potato Pancakes

My kiddos do not love potatoes, or sweet potatoes for that matter (what is wrong with them I say!) Never-the-less I had left over baked sweet potatoes from dinner the other night.  As my tummy grumbled this morning I was thinking about what I should do with them.  Plop them in the freezer where they'd likely be forgotten about?  Nope. Warm up in the microwave for my own lunch?  Maybe, but that doesn't sound like much fun.  Sweet potato fritters?  Now I'm going somewhere.  At last, sweet potato pancakes.  Yes, please!

I've never made sweet potato pancakes, so this is a new one for me.  I began research in my usual way, by looking up sweet potatoes in the index of my favorite cook books.  Didn't find much there.  Next I went to a favorite blog- -and did another search for sweet potato pancakes.  There were several recipes there.  As I read through the recipes they either called for pre-made pancake mix or looked like standard pancake recipes with mashed sweet potatoes added.  So instead of using a new recipe I decided to use my old standby buttermilk pancake recipe.  Here's how I tweaked the recipe to add sweet potatoes:

Begin with 2 small or 1 large sweet potato, baked and cooled.  Peel the skin and place in a bowl.

Mash with a fork.

Add eggs, melted butter and buttermilk.  Set aside

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  I also added 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

Add wet ingredients into dry and mix with a fork.  Just mix til moist, do not over mix.  Spoon onto buttered griddle.

These are ready to flip.

These pancakes were delish!  Moist on the inside, with bits of sweet potato and very filling. The orange color is beautiful! Serve with a pat of butter and warm maple syrup and enjoy:)

I didn't tell my boys what kind of pancakes they were until they had almost fully devoured them.  As the 10 year old cleared his empty plate from the table (no more than 2.5 seconds after he began eating) he let me know that just knowing it was sweet potato spoiled it for him.  To which I'm thinking "yeah, I can see just how much you hated it!"  (insert sarcasm here;) )

1 comment:

  1. I love using leftovers for something creative! Those look like they turned out SO nicely! I am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes plain, but I know those pancakes would be yummy and add a lot of nutrition. I may steam a couple just to throw in my pancake mix. Thanks for the idea! :)