Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes

By Jess

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Sweet potatoes are nutrient-packed little powerhouses that are versatile enough to eat with any meal. This pancake recipe is made with mashed sweet potatoes, egg, almond butter, and coconut milk. The mashed sweet potato adds heartiness to the pancakes, and keeps them from drying out. Go ahead and have these pancakes as often as you want, and they will still be healthy for you!

Sweet Potato Pancakes- once you make these you will never make regular pancakes again!

Sweet Potato Pancakes- once you make these you will never make regular pancakes again!

Sweet potato pancakes are a bit different than other Paleo pancakes, which normally use some sort of flour. You will need to monitor the heat of your pan a little more closely because they are more likely to get burnt. They take a little longer to cook all the way through, but I really like the fact that no expensive almond or coconut flour is necessary to make these. Plus, they are a perfect way to use up leftover sweet potato from the night before. I have even baked up a couple extra sweet potatoes when I am making a recipe with them, because I know that they are easy to incorporate for some other meal later in the week.

If you don’t have leftover sweet potato and are starting with a raw one, all you have to do is peel and chop up the potato and then boil it on the stove so that you can mash it. Then everything goes together in a blender to make the dough really ridiculously easy.

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Maple syrup is a great choice for topping the pancakes, or a drizzle of honey. You will only need a little bit, because the pancakes are already sweet and moist all on their own. I also think adding chocolate chips would be delicious with these pancakes.

Few foods have as many vitamins and nutrients as sweet potatoes. They are packed with calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamins A and C. So don’t hesitate to try out these sweet potato pancakes next time you’re looking for an idea for breakfast.


    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 1 large potato)
    • 1/4 cup almond butter
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • Coconut oil, for frying


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend thoroughly.
  2. Test the batter to see if it will run off a spoon. If it’s too thick, add more coconut milk until it is the right consistency.
  3. Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet to medium heat. Coat pan with coconut oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. Cook 4-5 minutes until the top starts to bubble and the bottom is cooked through, and then flip. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.


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  1. Hi Rebecca,
    tried the sweat potato pancake today but was disapointed as the consistency was not appropriate to make pancake.. so i finally baked the whole mixture in the oven.
    On the other hand, i had made some pumpkin pancakes two weeks ago and the result was exellent..i love them. will keep this recipe in my favorites
    on a separate note, i really enjoy your site..

  2. This recipe fell apart until I added two more eggs (I doubled the recipe) and then it worked out well. It is very salty, so something is off there. A few more tweaks and it will be a pretty decent sweet potato pancake recipe!

  3. I made this recipe today and had trouble with it tip i added 1 extra egg and a little more coconut milk. I doubled the recipe to make a large batch to freeze. They taste fantastic.

  4. Just made these and thought they were great! I’ve made pumpkin pancakes with similar consistency so I was familiar when cooking. I added some Enjoy Life mini choc chips as you suggested. I didn’t have exactly 1-1/2 cups of sweet potato (probably 1-1/8 cup) and it worked well. Also subbed almond milk for coconut milk and used grass fed butter instead of coconut oil. Will make this again! Thanks!

  5. I just attempted these and yea, like the others say, the consistency doesn’t work. Even after the bubbles appear they aren’t sold enough to flip and any attempt to, they fall apart:(. So took the other commenter’s advice and added an egg. This helps it to stay together and cook throughout. I would recommend cooking them on low-med, they burn easy! Great taste though!

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