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Sunday, October 22, 2006

sweet potato pancakes

i've been making these for a couple years now. i've really got the recipe down now though to where its just perfect for us.
little foodie jr. generally gobbles them up but alas, today he was more interested in his cats cookies for people from trader joes...that is another post coming soon...littlefoodies jrs. pick of the day.

i was low on sweet potatoes and only had 2 small ones. they barely came to 1/2 cup so i diced up a small gala apple into small pieces and added it...that was a genius addition if i do say so.

this is another recipe that has tons of room for play as well...maybe even cooked mashed carrot? i'll be trying that soon. any way to sneak veggies into jr. is always nice.

we usually eats these as is. occasionally i'll saute some apples in butter, vanilla and brown sugar, they make a great wholesome on the go snack for the kiddos and are great made in batches and frozen!


sweet potato pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oatbran
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup organic natural brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbl canola oil
1 tsp all natural vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes

mix flour, oatbran, baking powder, spices, and salt and brown sugar.

combine milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. whisk. add sweet potaotes. combine.

add the sweet potato mixture to the dry and stir...leaving a bit of clumpiness to it.

pour about 1/4 or so (whatever you like reallly) onto a griddle on med heat. when they start to bubble flip over and finish cooking. eat warm and enjoy!

i also add a handful of flaxseed meal to the dry ingredients when i am in need of a flax fix.

you can substitue unsweetened applesauce for the oil... i did it this morning and it was perfect. yogurt can work as well.

winter squash, butternut squash and pumpkin are all fine substitutes for the sweet potato.


Anonymous Diana said...

These sound awesome Jen -- I can't wait to give them a try!!

3:06 PM

Blogger QSMama said...

Yum! I've been making sweet potato pancakes from a mix (Bruce's), but of course I'd rather know how to make them from scratch. Baby A loooooooves them, and I like knowing the vitamins are in there. Thanks for the recipe!

2:09 PM


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