Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes for Valentine’s Day

by Jennifer on February 10, 2011

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I know, I know, seeing too many sweets round here? Well, I can’t help it if it is Valentine’s Season. I just wanted to be the cool mom serving pancakes yet actually be making better-than-average pancakes.

I mean, I lurve being able to sit down with them and ask them how they like the sweet potato pancakes (serve fruit on the side if your monkeys start revolting at the site of them ON the pancakes) and seeing them look at me like ‘Dang, Momma, they have veggies but I love them anyway’. Score another one for mom!

Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes for Valentine’s Day (Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 pancakes))
3/4 unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Dash of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup 1% milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1.5 cups grated sweet potato, finely chopped (about 1 large sweet potato)
Cooking spray

1. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stir and set aside. In another large bowl, combine milk through egg and whisk well. Add the ‘wet’ mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. STOP, I know you want to keep mixing but don’t. Walk away from the bowl.

2. Come back to the bowl and fold in the grated sweet potato. Now you may go ahead and spray the big ole’ nonstick skillet with some cooking spray for good measure and heat the skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup amounts in the pan in 3 or 4 places and stop again. Just watch the batter and once you see all the bubbles start popping, it is time to flip the pancake.

3. Cook the pancakes a minute or so longer, set aside and repeat. Top with some fruit and a bit of real maple syrup.

Oh, if you are wondering: Wow, she is so talented because she can free form those hearts so well guess what? I used silicone shaped molds – I poured the batter directly into them in the pan.

5 Star Foodie February 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm

These are so cute and i love the idea of 5sweet potatoes in the pancakes!

marla February 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Now this is my way to do sweets! Love these sweet potato pancakes Jennifer 🙂

Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Hi Natasha – fun right!

Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Hi Marla – I knew you would love it. We need to create my friend

Crystal's Cozy Kitchen February 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

These sound delicious! I love that they are heart shaped!

Jeanette February 11, 2011 at 6:35 am

Very cute, and a nice recipe to make healthier pancakes!

Marly February 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

These are too cute – love ’em!

Molly February 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

These sound fantastic (and are adorable at the same time). Will have to bookmark this to try them!

Maria February 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

Love the heart shapes!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom February 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

What a fun and nutritious way to use sweet potatoes! Yum. And the heart shaped pancakes are too cute for Valentine’s Day.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting February 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Oh my gosh, these are ADORABLE! I stumbled and bookmarked this for later. LOVE!

Fadra February 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Definitely need to bookmark this and try it. I love sweet potato pancakes!

Jennifer February 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Oh Lisa – thanks for stopping by. I truly apprecaite it and look forward to visiting your latest post

Jennifer February 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

They are so good and just as satifying as the no veggie included all white flour pancakes.

melissa @IWasBornToCook February 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Very cute breakfast idea!

Jewel at EatDrinkShopLove March 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I tried these tonight they were great! I used egg whites, no salt, and agave nectar.

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