Sweet potato pancakes recipe

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These super soft pancakes are a sure-fire winner for a weekend breakfast or brunch. The sweet potato adds a rich creaminess to your pancakes and they're just as delicious served with savoury food such as bacon and eggs and they are with sweet.

Sweet potato pancakes
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time5 mins (per pancake)
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories121 Kcal6%
Sugar7 g8%
Fat2.7 g4%
Saturated Fat1.2 g6%
Salt0.09 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.5 g11%
Carbohydrates19 g7%
Salt0.09 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These super sweet potato pancakes are a sure-fire winner for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

You've never tasted pancakes like our sweet potato pancakes before. A tasty twist on the classic pancake recipe, these soft pancakes showcase the rich and creamy flavours of the popular sweet veg. And we've added a sprinkling of nutmeg to help draw out maximum flavour. A great recipe for using up any leftover mashed potato, it'll give you a stack of 4 in 25 minutes. We'll be serving ours with bacon and eggs, but you could finish with a drizzle of something sweet if that's more to your liking.


  • 200g sweet potato
  • 60g self-raising flour
  • 175g milk
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2tsp nutmeg
  • Oil/butter for frying




  1. Peel, chop and cook your sweet potato in boiling water until soft then mash. Leave to cool.
  2. Make your batter by combining the salt, cooled sweet potato and flour in one bowl. In another, whisk the egg and milk together. Combine the two mixtures by whisking until all the lumps are removed.
  3. Heat a little butter or oil in a frying pan and pour in a ladle of batter when hot. Allow to cook on one side, the gently flip over. These pancakes are best served hot.

Top tips for making sweet potato pancakes...

It pays to cook your sweet potato in advance for this recipe. Saving you a good 15 minutes.

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