Saturday, September 7, 2013

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes

Gluten free sweet potato pancakes
I have been trying to find the perfect gluten free pancake for a long time now. I read recipes online about mixing eggs with bananas alone, which worked out pretty decently texture-wise, but I felt like it was too eggy of a flavor for me. I also tried adding a little coconut flour or almond flour to the mix but I still wasn't satisfied with the results.

Finally I decided to try something different, sweet potatoes! They added a nice sweet flavor, and the texture worked out beautifully. Is it the perfect pancake? No, probably not. However, they are the first gluten free pancake I've had that actually tasted like a pancake and I really enjoyed eating. They had a slightly spongy-like texture and the perfect balance of sweet and spice. I did use regular whole milk in the recipe, but I think coconut or almond milk would also work to moisten the batter if you are trying to go dairy free. With fall just around the corner, this is a great breakfast for the season. :)

Gluten free sweet potato pancakes with latte

  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 TBSP Baked Sweet Potato (skinless)
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 TBSP Milk (try coconut or almond milk for dairy-free)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TBSP Raw Honey
  • 2 Heaping TBSP Coconut Flour
  • 3 TBSP Almond Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 TBSP Baking Powder
  • Coconut Oil (for frying)
Put all ingredients together except the baking powder and coconut oil in a big mixing bowl or food processor. Blend until well incorporated and then add in the baking powder last. You should end up with a pretty thick batter. Coat the bottom of a non-stick skillet with the coconut oil and let it get really hot! Drop one tablespoon of batter per pancake into your pan. I find that smaller pancakes usually cook easier with gluten-free flours. Once the bottom has set, carefully flip the pancake (they break kind of easily) and finish cooking on the other side. They are small and only take a few minutes to cook, so watch closely to avoid burning. Makes about 8-10 small pancakes.

Gluten free sweet potato pancakes
Simple as that! If you already have cooked sweet potatoes on hand, this is a really fast and easy breakfast for those hectic mornings. I ate mine with a fresh banana and some pure maple syrup. They were absolutely delicious!!

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