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Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

By Sunday, November 17, 2013 , , , ,

I love pancakes. I love sweet potato. So why not combine the two? These pancakes are a lot moister and denser than normal pancakes, so they're very filling and satisfying on a cold November morning. The combination of spices makes these pancakes taste a little bit like a pumpkin pie and they're full of nutrients too- can you believe you're eating sweet potato for breakfast?! These make the most delicious Sunday brunch or even a cheeky weekday breakfast if you have the day off. Best of all, they're easy to make too.

Serves 1

You will need:

2/3 cup steamed sweet potato ( a very small sweet potato)
1/3 cup (40g) buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Cube your sweet potato and steam with the skin on for 7-10 minutes, or until soft when stabbed with a knife. Set aside, and allow the sweet potato to cool, then peel off the skins and mash with a fork until smooth. Combine the sweet potato mash with the other ingredients until it forms a smooth batter.

Heat a frying pan with a little coconut oil, and place 1/4 cup of the batter into the frying pan, using a spoon to spread it out into a circle. Repeat this for as many pancakes as you have room for in your pan and cook on a low heat until you start to see bubbles on the upside on the pancake. Flip carefully and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used, then transfer to a plate and stack them high with your favourite autumnal toppings.

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  2. How do you steam your sweet potatoes? How long do I need to steam them if I do it in a microwave?

    1. I steam mine in a steamer over a saucepan of boiling water. I don't use microwaves, so I have no idea, sorry!

  3. hi Siobhan! these were a complete fail! i don't know what i did wrong :(

    1. I don't know either, they worked great for me and for loads of other people!

    2. They didn't come out good for me either but I'm going to try it again and hope for the best.

  4. hey siobhan, i just wanted to let you know that i made these with butternut squash instead of sweet potato and it worked a dream <3

  5. Ooooh I made these this morning and they were the first pancakes I've ever tried that weren't a complete fail! Yay thanks Siobhan, I'm definitely having pancakes more often from now on haha :)

  6. hiii, i have left over mash, do you know how much the steamed sweet potato would be once mashed?!

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