Can you tell how much I love sweet potatoes? I feel like every recipe I've posted lately has had sweet potato in them. But can you blame me when you can do SO much with them and they're in season? (Pro Tip: Buying fresh foods in season can often times save you BIG especially if you buy them at a local farmers market. Eating well doesn't have to be expensive!) If you're not a big sweet potato fan don't bail on me just yet! These taste more like cinnamon apple than sweet potato so give them a try!
This recipe was adapted from a PaleoBetty recipe with help from a fit friend. This version isn't paleo, but if you'd like the original you can find it HERE.
✔15oz sweet potatoes ✔1/2c coconut flour ✔2 tsp. cinnamon (separated) ✔1 tsp. baking powder ✔1 tsp. salt ✔2 TBSP ground flaxseed ✔1 TBSP agave nectar ✔4 large eggs ✔2 egg whites ✔1 tsp. vanilla extract ✔2 Granny Smith (or whatever you have in the house) apples ✔1/2c or less Unsweetened Almond and/or Coconut Milk (I used the Silk mix of both) ✔Coconut Oil or butter
1. Peel sweet potatoes and chop into 1″ cubes. Place in a pot of boiling water with a half Tbs. of sea salt and bowl until soft (~15 minutes). Drain.
2. While sweet potatoes are cooking, peel apple and dice into small pieces. Sauté over medium heat with butter and cinnamon until softened. Set aside.
3. Combine coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine, and set aside.
(Here’s where I stray from her recipe.)
4. Puree cooked sweet potatoes and apples in food processor until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and agave nectar to mix and pulse.
5. Add dry ingredients to apple and sweet potato mixture and combine (PaleoBetty says this mixture should be runny, but mine was super thick so I added Unsweetened Coconut/Almond milk to thin it out. Yours may only need a splash or none at all).
6. Heat a griddle and melt your coconut oil or butter
7. Fry up individual pancakes, flipping when the edges are dry/cooked and you see air bubbles releasing through the tops. Just like “regular” pancakes.
8. Test them! Feel free to add more cinnamon if you love it or even a dash of nutmeg if you’re feeling crazy ?
I like to eat them cold the next day while I’m running out the door, but my husband likes them with butter and syrup fresh off the griddle.
If you make them, let me know what you think!