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Sweet potato pancake | How to make pancakes with sweet potato

Sweet potato pancake is a healthy pancake prepared by mixing cooked sweet potatoes with the regular pancake batter.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Healthy snack
Cuisine Global
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 80 kcal



  • 2 medium-sized Sweet potatoes 400g
  • 1 cup water (approx. to boil)
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar/white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup lukewarm milk or water



    How to cook sweet potatoes:

    • Wash the sweet potatoes with running water.
    • Peel the skin with a skin remover.
    • Chop into rough big sized pieces.
    • Add a cup of water just enough to boil them.
    • Cover with a lid and cook for around eight minutes.
    • Check the doneness by poking a knife or fork in the potatoes. If they get in easily then switch off the stove. You can also bake the sweet potatoes instead of boiling.
    • Immediately drain the excess water, take the cooked sweet potatoes in a plate and mash well.

    How to make pancake batter:

    • In another mixing bowl, take a cup of whole wheat flour.
    • Add half a cup of brown sugar or plain sugar.
    • Next add a quarter tsp of cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
    • Give a good mix to all the dry ingredients well with a fork.
    • Add two whole eggs, melted butter and the mashed sweet potatoes.
    • Also, add a half cup of lukewarm milk or water to adjust the consistency of the batter.
    • Combine the wet and dry ingredients well with an egg beater.

    How to cook sweet potato pancakes:

    • Heat a nonstick griddle or pan to medium temperature.
    • Grease the pan with a drop of oil.
    • Drop a large spoon full of batter on the hot griddle. Do not spread.
    • Cover with a lid and cook the bottom for two minutes.
    • You can do two to three pancakes at a time.
    • Be careful as the bottom side of the pancake turns brown very fast because of the brown sugar.
    • Flip the pancake with a spatula gently and cook the other side for two more minutes.
    • Remove from the tawa and repeat the process for the rest of the batter.
    • Serve the sweet potato pancakes with honey or maple syrup. In fact, they don't need any accompaniment as it has natural potato sweetness and sugar.



    1) Instead of boiling the sweet potatoes you can pan roast them or boil them or bake them or microwave them. Any method works fine as long as they are cooked perfectly.
    2) For natural sweetness cut back the extra sugar and replace it with some organic honey.


    Calories: 80kcal
    Keyword Global breakfast, Kids breakfast, Pancake recipes, Pancakes with sweet potato, Sakkarai vazhi kizhangu recipes, Sweet potato pancake
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