Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Do you celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday? If you do, here’s a new twist on this annual treat. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and they make a tasty addition to traditional pancakes.

Sweet Potato Pancakes


11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tbsp white sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1⁄2tsp nutmeg

½ tsp salt

11/2 cups 2% milk or buttermilk

1 cup cooked mashed American sweet potatoes (from about 1 large sweet potato)

2 large eggs

2 tsp butter, melted

additional butter for making pancakes.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. With a blender or immersion blender puree milk, mashed sweet potatoes, eggs and the 2 tsp (10 mL) melted butter.
  3. Slowly whisk milk/sweet potato mixture into flour mixture until smooth.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium- low heat. Add enough butter to coat the bottom of pan.
  5. Pour about 1/3 cup (75 mL) batter onto pan; cook until bubbles form, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve pancakes with Sweet Potato Butter and maple syrup.Recipe created by Chef Sara Harrel on behalf of the American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute.