RecipeFlourless Sweet Potato Pancakes 

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 185 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg

It’s time for a unique spin on breakfast! These gluten-free, dairy-free pancakes are not only flavor-packed thanks to the mouthwatering spice mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg, but they’re also overflowing with health perks. Oh hello, beta-carotene and potassium from the surprise appearance of sweet potatoes. And don’t forget, the protein-packed eggs. And being that we’re not all morning people, I’ve also made them super easy to toss together. Flip, feast, and feel GOOD.

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This recipe makes 1 serving (4 pancakes)
  • • ½ medium cooked sweet potato, flesh only (~cup packed)
  • • 1 whole egg + 2 whites
  • • 1 teaspoon grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
  • • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • • Pinch nutmeg

Add the eggs to a small bowl and lightly beat. Mix in the cooked sweet potato and oil, and blend until smooth (If mixing by hand, keep stirring and mashing for a couple of minutes until the batter becomes well combined. It’s okay if you have some texture from the sweet potato.) Stir in the vanilla extract and optional maple syrup. Mix in the ground cinnamon and nutmeg so it’s fully incorporated in the batter.  *Alternatively, you can puree all ingredients in the blender for a super smooth batter.

Liberally mist a skillet with oil spray and warm over medium heat (do not make the flame higher or the pancakes will burn). Ladle the batter on the hot skillet (a scant ¼ cup per pancake, for a total of 4) and cook on the first side for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until they’re lightly golden brown. Enjoy plain or with natural applesauce and or low-fat yogurt on top.

Nutrition per 4 pancakes; add 40 calories if using maple syrup


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