Sweet Potato Pancakes

It’s the season for pumpkin spiced lattes, and cinnamon goodness, and the perfect combination of Fall treats.

We visited a cafe in Dubai Marina and had the most delicious sweet potato pancakes. We are a family of sweet potato fans, so I got home and decided to give the home version a go. I am NOT the best pancake maker, but these were super yummy and we all enjoyed them with blueberries and maple syrup.

I boiled my own sweet potato, but you could use tinned or puree as well. The next time I make a mixture I will likely roast it. The mixture made a fair bit, so I refrigerated is and used it over 3 days




1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 tsp.  salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 3/4 c. buttermilk

2 small sweet potatoes, roasted and pureed until smooth (about ¾ cup puree)

2 large eggs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Butter, for cooking and serving

Toasted pecans, blueberries for serving

Maple syrup, for serving



  1. Whisk together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  2. Separately, whisk together buttermilk, sweet potato puree, then add eggs and vanilla
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients with a wooden spoon


Heat the pan with butter, and reduce heat before putting in the pancake mix (about ½ cup or ladle)

When bubbles form on the top, flip it with a spatula until golden brown

Repeat with remaining batter.

*This recipe can be done with coconut milk, but the texture is a touch heavier.

Dress with blueberries, pecans, maple syrup or experiment with your favorite toppings!






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