Sweet Potato Pancakes
Where are my pancake lovers at? This is no ordinary pancake though, it’s a sweet potato pancake! Over on my live cooking show, Lunch With Leslie, I decided to make sweet potato pancakes as a Father’s Day recipe for all the dads out there. We have special meals for lots of other holidays and occasions, why not Father’s Day?! This happens to be a savory pancake too, no maple syrup for this guy! Filled with carrots, two types of potatoes, green onion, and garlic, this will fill your belly up and keep you feeling satisfied for hours while satisfying your taste buds!
Sweet potatoes are the main star of this pancake so let’s run down some nutrition facts on them. One medium sweet potato will actually provide you with 37% of your daily vitamin C and 15% of your daily potassium. Who knew?! They also are full of magnesium, niacin, vitamin A, and fiber! Ok, but what does that mean Leslie? It means sweet potatoes stabilize the blood sugar, boost your brain function (sweet potatoes before studying, anyone?), promote vision health, and (get ready for it)…… aid in weight loss. Bazinga! Delicious sweet potatoes are also high in antioxidants so they reduce the risk of chronic disease and prevent damage to the cells. That’s right, cancer hates sweet potatoes!
This cook also calls for eggs and you know where I get my eggs from, Vital Farms. In my opinion they are the best in quality and treatment of their hens. I’ve actually visited Vital Farms and seen with my own two eyes how the operation is run, you can check out my YouTube video of that right here. In addition to eggs, Vital Farms also has the best butter around too. Their butter is grass-fed and pasture raised, which means that small herds of cattle are allowed to roam and graze on well managed farms and that creates rich, high-fat milk. Once the milk is collected, it is churned in slow batches at a slow rate to create the most delicious butter you’ve ever tasted. You can learn more about Vital Farms butter at their website here.
Now that you know how great these pancakes are for your health and how delicious they are gonna be, let’s get down to the cooking! These will not disappoint any dad, even the ones with the biggest appetite around! Just be forewarned, dad may ask for these sweet potato pancakes for breakfast every weekend from now on!
Full of savory flavors and fiber, these sweet potato pancakes will satisfy everyone. Imagine the smile on the faces of your family when they wake up and smell these pancakes cooking in the kitchen! We'd love to see those smiles over on Instagram, where you can tag Go2Kitchens in your breakfast photos and don't forget to check out my feed to see lots of beautiful food photos! We love being active on social media with the Go2Kitchens nation!
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
- 2 potatoes, peeled and grated
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1 tbsp green onion, chopped (save green tops for garnish)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 4 pasture raised eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup gluten free 1:1 flour
- zest of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 lemon
- dash sea salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs pasture raised butter
- 1/2 cup nut milk yogurt
- green onion tops
Place both sweet potatoes and regular potatoes in a colander over a bowl or in the sink. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 15 mins. Rinse and then squeeze all the water out with your hands.
Mix the potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, parsley, eggs, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest and all the seasonings in a bowl.
If the mixture is too thick you can add some nut milk a tablespoon at a time to thin it.
Heat skillet and add butter, careful not burn. Drop large tablespoons of batter into the skillet. Fry the pancakes until brown and crisp.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt and top with green onion tops.