Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Pancake Day is my absolute favourite Tuesday of the year… my only concern is whether to go sweet or savoury?! I have a life long and enduring love of classic crepes doused in sugar and lemon but more recently I find I just can’t resist (and could eat pretty much any time of the day) these thick, slightly savoury, slightly sweet pancakes piled high with maple syrup and crispy bacon!

Unlike most sweet potato pancakes these don’t require you to pre-roast the potatoes which always puts me off as I feel that pancakes should be something that you can throw together in a few minutes and on a complete and utter whim.

I’ve been making a variation of these since I was weaning my eldest daughter and its one of those recipes that seems to transcends age and also makes a fantastic brunch dish for a crowd since you can make them ahead and keep them warm in the oven ready to serve once everyone has arrived. I like to serve these piled up with crispy bacon and a really generous helping of maple syrup but we’ve also had them drizzled with chocolate or topped with guacamole, feta and pomegranate seeds! Anything goes really.

Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Makes about 12 pancakes but just double the quantities for more.

  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-2cm dice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp spelt flour (or plain if you prefer)
  • 2tbsp milk of your choice (I use oat)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes

Place the sweet potato in a food processor and blitz down until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz for 1 minute until you have a batter (it will be a little lumpy but that’s fine). Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a little oil or butter. Once the fat has melted add 1 tablespoon of batter per pancake to the pan- I aim to cook about 3 at the same time. Cook the pancakes for 2 minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake has set, and then flip with a spatula and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Keep warm whilst you cook the rest of the batter.

Happy Pancake Day!

Lyndsay x

Sweet Potato + Maple Pancakes


Comments (2)

February 26, 2020

Thank you for this!I can’t eat certain wheats and the Gluten free flour usually has other flour I can’t eat. But I can eat spelt! This is a game changer for pancakes

February 26, 2020

This makes me so happy! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Lx

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