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Sweet potato pancakes recipe

Sweet potato pancakes recipe

  • 6

    Serving

  • Total Time

    Total Time 20′

  • 6

    Serving

  • Total Time

    Total Time 20'

    PT20M
Vegan

Craving an easy and healthy breakfast? Try out our sweet potato pancakes. Packed with healthy nutrition and with a sprinkling of our Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, they’re the key to a productive morning.

Sweet potato: the perfect breakfast food?

These bright orange, sweetly-flavoured tubers are a familiar sight these days in our supermarkets and restaurants. Originally, they are thought to have come from Central America, although they’re grown all around the world nowadays. In fact, sweet potatoes are the world’s seventh most important food crop.(1)

Compared to their white-fleshed cousins, sweet potatoes offer a lower GI option as well as masses of healthy vitamins and minerals.

Like regular potatoes, they provide lots of carbohydrate. However, they may actually help to regulate the amount of sugar in our bloodstream. For this reason, the World Health Food Organisation has named them a food with ‘anti-diabetic activity’.(1)

On top of that, they’re packed with beta-carotene, fibre, antioxidants and minerals such as iron, potassium and phosphorus.(1)

In short, they’ll provide you with lots of slow-release energy and healthy nutrients for a great morning ahead.

vegan sweet potato pancake ingredients

Making sweet potato purée

While it might seem a bit too much effort to be making sweet potato purée in the morning, bleary-eyed and reaching for the coffee pot, it’s actually very quick and easy.

The fastest way is simply to prick your sweet potato all over with a fork, set on a plate and pop in the microwave for 4-5 minutes on high.

Meanwhile, you can get on with prepping the rest of your pancake ingredients.

When the microwave pings, check your sweet potato is soft all the way through by inserting a fork or skewer. Then, simply cut it in half and scoop out the cooked flesh with a spoon.

If you prefer a very smooth texture to your pancakes, you might want to pulse it for a few moments in a blender before adding to the rest of your mix.

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Blending with spices

We’ve taken inspiration for the flavourings of our pancakes from an American thanksgiving favourite: sweet potato pie.

In traditional recipes, many bakers like to include warming spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg in their pie filling.

This could be because sweet potato pie is traditionally served during the autumn and winter months, when the cool air has us craving warm flavours.

Or, it may be simply because these spices complement the sweetness of the potato. This soul-nourishing blend of comforting carbs and winter spices warms the body and the soul.

For our pancakes, we’ve gone with the classic cinnamon and a contemporary addition of cardamom. This takes inspiration from Nordic cooking, where cardamom is