Tuesday 17 December 2013

Sweet Potato Pancakes | Vegan Breakfast Recipe

These pancakes are fantastic if you're trying to reduce your sugar intake. A wholesome way to start the day. The touch of cinnamon also creates a warm Christmassy aroma that fills the entire house.

I've made these pancakes several times over and they never fail to hit the spot. If you do try it, I'd love to see your final dish. Take a pic, share and tag me over on Instagram :)

(serves 2-3)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 cup self-raising wholegrain flour
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- sunflower oil
- lemon juice (optional)

You'll need to bake the sweet potato first and there are two ways you can do this:
1. Microwave: poke the sweet potato all over with a fork, wrap in a damp sheet of kitchen paper and microwave for 4-5 minutes. Turn over and microwave for another 4-5 minutes. You should be left with a soft and squishy potato afterwards.
2. Oven: poke all over with a fork and place the sweet potato on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, gas mark 6, then turn it over and bake for another 20-30 minutes.

To make the pancakes, cut the baked sweet potato length-wise and scrape out the soft flesh into a large mixing bowl.

Add the flour, milk and cinnamon, and give it a good mix.

Lightly oil the bottom of a frying pan and drop the pancake mix in one tablespoon at a time, using the back of the spoon to spread and flatten the pancake. Cook the pancake for about 5 mins on low-medium heat until brown on one side. Flip over and brown the other side.

Serve warm with a little lemon juice drizzled over the top.


  1. I bake sweet potatoes often, but I never ever thought of making them into pancakes. Vegan Nigerian, You Rock!!!!

  2. This looks good will give it a try. Thanks!!!

  3. Yes most pancake recipes do call for sugar or some other kind of sweetener and here the potato serves not only as sweetener but provides a unique flavour. Brilliant.

  4. We had these tonight and they were delicious.

  5. Would this batter work in a Waffle iron?

    1. Yes, be sure to use a non-stick waffle iron. Or grease the iron well to prevent sticking.

  6. Can the sweet potato be boiled instead?