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Sweet potato pancakes

Total Time
22 min
12 min
10 min
Get the flavors of fall with these sweet potato pancakes. In this recipe, sweet potatoes and a bit of spice turn ordinary pancakes into something spectacular. The recipe calls for cooked sweet potatoes, so to make these pancakes should only takes 22 minutes for 4 servings. However, keep in mind that it can take around 5-7 minutes to cook them through, so be sure to factor in time for that part of the process if your sweet potatoes are raw. And don't stress if you're short on time because you can substitute canned pumpkin for the sweet potato. It will have a bit of a different taste, but the idea is the same!


Incomplete dry buckwheat pancake mix

¾ cup(s)

Cooked sweet potato

½ large, or 1 small, peeled and pureed (1/2 cup)

Apple juice

¾ cup(s)

Pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp

Low fat vanilla yogurt

½ cup(s)

Reduced-calorie pancake syrup

2 Tbsp


¼ cup(s)

Pumpkin butter



  1. Stir together pancake mix, sweet potato, juice and spice.
  2. In a separate bowl stir together pumpkin butter, yogurt and syrup.
  3. Warm a large, nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-low heat.
  4. Ladle out batter in small batches (about 2 tablespoons). Cook pancakes until nicely browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. To serve: top pancakes with pumpkin butter mixture. Garnish with berries. Yields three pancakes and about 3 1/2 tablespoons topping per serving.