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Sweet Potato Pancakes

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.

Sweet Potato Pancake Ingredients

✔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.

Cinnamon Apples

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).

Pancake Batter

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.

Sweet Potato 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!



Magic Taco Seasoning

OK so it's not really magic, but it feels like it for how quickly it allows me to whip up a flavorful dinner with plenty of leftovers for lunch. This is how the recipe started, but to be honest now I just eyeball it.

✔1 TBSP Chili Powder ✔1/2 TBSP Paprika ✔1/4 tsp Onion Powder ✔1/4 tsp Garlic Powder ✔1/4 tsp Oregano ✔1/2 tsp Cumin ✔1 tsp Salt ✔1 tsp Black Pepper ✔Ground Cayenne Pepper to taste

This mixture is good for one pound of your meat of choice {we use ground turkey most often} or meat substitute.  The best part is that you can do practically ANYTHING with this and there are almost always leftovers in our house especially when I add black beans for more volume.

ground turkey

Here's a sneak peak at one of my favorite meals made with this seasoning.

Stuffed Sweet Potato 

  1. Bake medium sweet potato at 400 degrees until soft (approx. 1 hour)
  2. Brown ground turkey, drain, add seasoning and water, let sit and thicken on low
  3. Stuff your sweet potato with turkey and desired toppings (my favorites are lettuce, salsa, plan greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and avocado)


Stuffed Sweet Potato


That's it!  Three steps to a delicious, healthy dinner

If the rest of your family isn't interested in a stuffed sweet potato, then grab a whole grain wrap and make them soft tacos!  The hard work is already done.

Have you ever had something like this?  Tell me about your favorite toppings and don't forget to check out my Facebook page this week to see how I use the leftovers.