Although I was a little skeptical at first, I became a believer after biting into these decadent pancakes, which are completely clean and healthy. The best part—they’re simple enough for weekdays, yet feel indulgent enough for weekend brunch (even though they’re not indulgent at all).
If you’re like me and plan out your menu on the weekends, you might roast a couple of sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week. If you do, this recipe will be even quicker for you.
*I made and shot the photos of this recipe for 2, but it’s broken down to serve one.
Makes 1 serving
1 roasted sweet potato
a dash of cinnamon (optional)
a dash of allspice (optional)
1. Remove the flesh from a cooled, roasted sweet potato, and mash. Mix in two eggs. Add spices, if desired. The consistency should look like the image below.
2. Heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Coat it with cooking spray, oil, or butter of your choice. I used Kerrygold butter. Spoon out 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Let cook 5 to 7 minutes.
This is the tricky part! These pancakes do not bubble like typical pancakes, so you have to really rely on the timer. Second, it helps to use two spatulas to flip, so that they stay together. Once you’ve flipped, cook for another 3-5 minutes, remove, and serve.
Bonus: Instead of using pure maple syrup or honey, I decided to mix up a cinnamon-y, slightly sweet yogurt sauce. Mix 1/2 cup fat-free or 2% Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
Dig In and Enjoy!
These pancakes work best if served right off the griddle. Enjoy with almond butter, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or any other protein-packed topping of your choice for an extra boost in the morning.
Serving Size: Makes 1 Serving (includes pancakes and yogurt topping). CALORIES 336; FAT 11.7g (sat 4.63g, mono 3.66g, poly 1.91g); PROTEIN 24.07g; CARB 32.826g; FIBER 4.09g; CHOL 0mg;IRON 3.18mg; SODIUM 250.321mg; CALC 159.431mg