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How to Make Sweet Potato Pancakes.

Updated on December 9, 2013

Thanksgivukkah

The year 2013 held something interesting. The first day of Hanukkah fell on Thanksgiving. This coincidence inspired many fun and interesting recipes for American Jews. It was an attempt to combine the traditional foods of both holidays. It was while reading some of these unusual and fun recipes that the idea of sweet potato pancakes came to me. We decided not to make ot at our Thanksgiving feast because we weren't willing to give up our favorite sweet potato recipe. Lucky for us, there are eight days of Hanukkah. That gave us plenty of time to try all the recipes!

The search for the perfect recipe

When I decided to make sweet potato pncakes, I knew I needed a recipe. Pancakes are not my forte. Well, if you do a search, you will find hundreds of recipes ranging from:

  • savory to sweet
  • cake batter to croquettes

Not being certain of what results I was aiming for, this was the recipe I came up with. I used Bob's Gluten Free Pancake Mix but you can use any pancake mix or basic pancake recipe of your own.

This is a very quick and easy recipe that came out great on the first try!

Sweet Potato Pancakes with sour cream and apples.
Sweet Potato Pancakes with sour cream and apples. | Source

Would you give these pancakes a try?

5 stars from 5 ratings of Sweet Potato Pancakes

To learn a little bit more of the Hanukkah holiday and why we eat fried foods, please visit my hub:

What is Hanukkah?

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All the ingredients you need.Mashing the sweet potato.Mixing it all togerthet!From the bowl to the frying pan !
All the ingredients you need.
All the ingredients you need. | Source
Mashing the sweet potato.
Mashing the sweet potato. | Source
Mixing it all togerthet!
Mixing it all togerthet! | Source
From the bowl to the frying pan !
From the bowl to the frying pan ! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4-6
Calories 300
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Carbohydrates 61 g20%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 6 g12%
Sodium 68 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Grated or mashed?

These pancakes came out great. They were moist and delicious. I think the next time around, I will make them with fresh, grated sweet potatoes and go for the savory flavor. I think that would make a perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Four to six servings.
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluren Free Pancake Mix, you can use any basic pancake mix or recipe.o
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk, I used 2%
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 large can sweet potatoes, You can also use cooked, fresh sweet potatoes.
  • 1/4 tsp salt, To taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional.
  1. Mix the egg, oil and pancake mix together in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash the sweet potatoes. I left mine chunky but you can mash to whatever consistency you prefer.
  3. Blend the sweet potatoes into the pancake mix.
  4. If you are adding pecans or walnuts, blend them in now.
  5. Drop by the tablespoon into the heated oil and prepare as you do any pancakes.
Brown Sugar.
Brown Sugar. | Source
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix, 22 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix, 22 Ounce (Pack of 4)

This is what I used to make my sweet potato pancakes.

 

Sweet potato pancakes with syrup.

Potato pancakes are often served with sour cream and applesauce. Because our pancakes came out sweet, I added sliced apples instead of applesauce but the sour cream was a great accompaniment! I also saw several other great sounding toppings that would have been perfect for Thanksgiving, including brown sugar, maple syrup and honey. I have included one here:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp butter

1/4 cup water

1/4 chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together and heat over a low light until the sugar melts into a glaze.

Pour over your pancakes and top with whipped cream. It makes a pretty decadent side dish or dessert.


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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      This is a very interesting recipe btrbell, I absolutely love sweet potatoes and don't get me started on pancakes, they are good any time of day or night. I think I'm going to have to try this. Thumbs up on your hub.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you do much, Alphadogg! They ain't disappoint! Welcome to my hub!

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      nice and scrumptious, bit unusual recipe i am reading first time, thanks for sharing btrbell. stay blessed!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, passionate77 and welcome to my hub!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I never knew Randi....well, thank you because this pancake lover is gaining some love handles everyday and I knew one of the culprits is my love for pancake. Lol! Now, I have a much healthier choice...'though pancake still!

      Voting up, pinning and sharing!

      Now, pass me the syrup please. :)

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      I love sweet potatoes. This looks delicious! I haven't made sweet potato pancakes before, but I have made potato pancakes. Now I'll have to try these too! :D

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Oh yum!!!

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      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I just about love anything sweet potato and will try these over the holiday break, a little decadent but sound quite delicious..thanks for this one btrbell..cheers

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      I love German potato pancakes (haven't had any in YEARS) but hadn't heard of sweet potato pancakes. This is quite appealing! They really do seem more like a dessert! Yum!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Yum! I love sweet potatoes and pancakes, so I will love this combination here. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Ravi and Swastha 3 years ago from London, Canada

      Looks so yummy. Very nice recipe. We would love to try on this weekend. Thanks for the Recipe ! Thumps up & rated. Useful recipe.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I have to try this recipe! It looks delicious.... and sweet potatoes are healthy :-) Just wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Definitely worth a try! Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      This sounds great! I love potato pancakes and I love sweet potatoes so you've blended the best of both worlds. Thanks for this great recipe.

      Voted up, useful, interesting, pinned and shared.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Only ever so slightly more healthy, Crisp! But yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

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      David Trujillo Uribe 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Yummy!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Awesome! I love anything sweet potato. I like to make sweet potato homefries. Must try the pancakes. What a nice holiday breakfast. Thanks! Pinned and shared.

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Never tried these. Would love to try this recipe sometime.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, craftytothecore! I hope you enjoy them!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      That's what I said, Audrey!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Carter! This was my first attempt and we enjoyed them! I hope you do, too!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Nellieanna, do give these a try and, definitely as a sweet treat!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Faith for being ever "faith"ful! I hope you enjoy them!

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thank you btrbell for this ..recipe.. im gonna have it for my holiday meal..easy to follow and that's why I gave it five stars!!!!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Randi, I seem to have a bit of a sweet tooth at present, so perhaps that would be a healthy way to satisfy it! (More so than Baklava, anyway! - haha)

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...It sound delicious. I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for the recipe. Voted up :-)

      Prasetio

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Sweet potato fries, Randi, are among my favorites so I know I will enjoy this delicious sweet potato pancake recipe. Thanks you for this treat. Also love anything with pecans in it. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Rebecca, thanks for stopping by. Sweet potato home fries sound great, too!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much choosetolive. Welcome to my site! Your votes are much appreciated!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Hey Joelle! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are well! Sweet potatoes may be healthy but watch out with the frying....

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, flourishanyway!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Mary! They were pretty yummy! Your votes, comment and share are, as always appreciated!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Anamika! Welcome to my site!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Frank for your comments and rating! Enjoy your holiday meal!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Nellieanna! Thanks for stopping by! I seem to always have a sweet tooth lately! You've got me thinking about baklava now!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, prasetio! I hope you enjoy it!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      It was yummy, drbj! BTW, when are you coming for the job as official taster?

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds so delicious! I voted it up and awesome.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Ebower! They were pretty yummy!

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      Hi Randi,

      Sounds yummy! I love sweet potatoes. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      They were pretty yummy, Sueswan! I got you enjoy them if you decide you check them out!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum I will be trying this pretty soon and I want to try it with all the different things! (well not all at once!) This is gonna be great when it cools down for a special treat. ^ and shared.

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Looks like a great way to use sweet potatoes! Pinning!

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      Susan Ream 2 years ago from Michigan

      I'm going to try these. I love sweet potatoes and making them into pancakes sounds delightful.

      Great recipe - can't wait to try it.

      Mekenzie

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      John Sarkis 2 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This is great idea. I like the potato pancakes they serve in some Jewish restaurants, but I think I'd like this even better... Voted up

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      This is great I am going to try this one. I have made potato, blueberry, and sausage pancakes but never sweet potato pancakes.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      frogyfish 2 years ago from Central United States of America

      I will have to try your sweet potato pancakes. I don't buy canned ones so the grating will have to do, but they sound yummy! Thanks for sharing your comments and recipe!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Jackie! They were tasty for sure!So sweet of you to share this! Much appreciated!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Victoria! We enjoyed them I hope you do, too! Thank you for pinning!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Mekenzie! And welcome to my hubpage! I hope you enjoy them!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, John! Much appreciated!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Bobbi! I hope you enjoy them!

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thanks for stopping by frogyfish! I definitely recommend grating your own. They are much healthier and taste better, too! Enjoy!

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      Madeleine Salin 2 years ago from Finland

      I like pancakes, I like sweet potatoes and I like cooking simple meals that taste good. I think I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Made! I hope you enjoy them!

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