Sweet potatoes are delicious but it’s time we give the sweet potato a makeover into something even more delicious! These Healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes take just a few minutes to make, taste amazing, and come packed with fiber!
Microwave Sweet Potatoes
Start this one by preparing your sweet potato. I like most things done quick so when I don’t prep these beforehand, I like to use the microwave.
To microwave a sweet potato all you have to do is poke a few holes in it with a fork, wrap it in a damp paper towel, and microwave it for 5-8 minutes.
Microwave time will depend on how big your sweet potato is and how powerful your microwave is. The more powerful it is, the less time it’ll take.
Sweet Potato Pancakes Mix
Next, mash up half of your sweet potato in a large bowl. With the sweet potato I used today, half is 200 grams. If you’re using a smaller sweet potato then you might want to use the whole thing.
You can also double or triple the recipe if you’re planning on using a couple sweet potatoes.
Whether or not you want to use the skin is up to you too. I like keeping the skin on for the extra fiber.
Continue by adding into that same bowl 4 tablespoons of coconut flour, 1 scoop of protein powder, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 large eggs, 1/4 cup of unsweetened milk substitute, 1 tablespoon of a sweetener, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
Mix all of those ingredients together. A hand mixer for this part will make things way easier.
The choice flavor you use for protein powder should compliment your sweet potato flavor. Cinnamon bun, vanilla, or chocolate all work great.
Once everything is mixed together, take out a pan or griddle. Turn your burner on medium heat and let it heat up for a couple minutes.
The thicker your pan or griddle is, the longer it’ll take to heat up.
Cooking Sweet Potato Pancakes
After it heats up, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray and pour your mix on. This is the part where you can choose how big or small you want your sweet potato pancakes to be.
Your mix should be pretty thick so make sure to shape your protein pancakes as you put them on.
Let each side of your healthy sweet potato pancakes cook for around 2 minutes and repeat until all of your mix is gone.
Top these with some sugar free syrup, whipped cream, and ground cinnamon.
Aside from looking like your sweet potato went from 30 weeks out to contest prep shape, these sweet potato pancakes taste amazing too!
Now go try our Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew recipe!
Healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes
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- ½ Sweet Potato - Mine was 200g (Cooked)
- 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Large Whole Eggs
- 2 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Vanilla works great!
- 1 Tablespoon Sweetener - Your choice
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ⅛ Teaspoon Salt
- Cook your Sweet Potato
- Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix everything together (a hand mixer will make things easier if you’re leaving the skin on)
- Take out a stovetop pan or griddle, turn your burner on Medium heat, and let it heat up
- Coat your pan or griddle with some non-stick cooking spray and pour however much mix you want onto it
- Your mix should be pretty thick so at this step you can shape your pancake after it’s on the pan or griddle
- Cook each side for 2-3 minutes and repeat until your mix is gone
- Calories: 569
- Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Sodium: 345mg
- Carbs: 62g
- Fiber: 13g
- Sugar: 2g
- Protein: 42g