These 6 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes are the perfect easy and healthy breakfast! They are gluten free, paleo and contain no added sugar.
I am a huge sweet potato fan. I could honestly eat them for every meal. If you are too, you have to make these pancakes! I love my 3 Ingredient Pancakes, but when I want to switch things up, I love to prepare these Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes. All you need is 6 ingredients and because the sweet potato is naturally sweet, no added sugar is necessary.
How do I make sweet potato puree?
For these pancakes you will need sweet potato puree. This is easy enough to make. First, bake a large sweet potato in the oven until soft. Secondly, allow the sweet potato to cool completely. Thirdly, remove the skin. Lastly, mash the inside of the sweet potato with a fork. BAM! You have sweet potato puree. Additionally, if you have leftover cooked sweet potato in your fridge, this is a great way to use it.
How do you make paleo sweet potato pancakes from scratch?
- Whisk together all the ingredients for the pancake batter.
- Heat a pan on medium and add coconut oil.
- Use a ¼ cup scoop and pour the batter onto the pan.
- Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Serve with your favorite toppings! Nut butter is always a MUST for me!
How do you flip pancakes without breaking them?
- Use a good non-stick pan. THIS one is my favorite!
- Grease pan - I used coconut oil for this recipe.
- Don't make your pancakes too large or they will be more difficult to flip. I used a ¼ cup scoop for this recipe.
- You may have to adjust the heat. If the pancakes aren't cooking fast enough, increase the heat. If the pancakes are starting to brown too quickly, lower the heat.
- Be Sneaky - Slip your spatula under the side of the pancake if you think it may be done. If the batter is still sticking to the pan, give the pancake some more time to cook.
Can I freeze pancakes?
Yes! These Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes are great for a healthy meal prep breakfast. Cook the pancakes, individually wrap them and place into the freezer. Simply re-heat in the microwave before enjoying.
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Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes
- ½ cup sweet potato puree - (about 1 large sweet potato)
- 4 eggs
- ⅛ cup coconut flour
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
- 1 tsp coconut oil - (for greasing the pan)
- First, make your sweet potato puree. Bake a large sweet potato in the oven until soft. Secondly, allow the sweet potato to cool completely. Thirdly, remove the skin. Lastly, mash the inside of the sweet potato with a fork.
- Add the sweet potato puree, eggs, coconut flour, cinnamon and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Whisk together all ingredients until the pancake batter has formed.
- Heat a pan on medium and add coconut oil.
- Use a ¼ cup scoop and pour the batter onto the pan. Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve with your favorite toppings!
This nutrition information is an estimate and should not be taken as fact. The owner of this website is not liable for this estimation.
Did you try this recipe?
Let me know below with a comment and rating! 🙂
These were amazing and SO easy to make! I added dark chocolate chips and peanut butter as well - delish!
Love those additions! YUM. 🙂 – Krista <3
Can i use (blended) oat flour?
Hi Cecilia, I do not recommend using oat flour instead of the coconut flour. The recipe contains for eggs because the coconut flour soaks up more liquid than a traditional flour. Try out my 3 Ingredient Pancakes or Cottage Cheese Pancakes if you have oat flour on hand!
These are AMAZING!! I will definitely be whipping these up regularly!! So yummy and so healthy! Thank you Krista💗
So glad to hear that! Thank you, Tawni! 🙂 - Krista <3
Do any egg replacements work? Thank you!
Hi Jaclyn, I have only tried the recipe with the above ingredients. I am unsure if egg replacements will work. Let us know if you try!
My batter looks thicker than your picture . I think my sweet potato was too large . Do I just add a bit more egg? Thank you!
The recipe calls for ½ cup sweet potato puree. If you used more than the ½ cup you could try adding some milk, but I always recommend following the recipe as written for best results.
I made these awhile ago and it was the first time using a sweet potato for pancakes. such a great idea! easy and simple ingredients as well.
I love that you remember these! I had them on my old site and finally uploaded them here. One of my favorites. 🙂 - Krista <3
I never thought sweet potatoes would be good in a breakfast food... let me tell you I was wrong! I decided to try these out this morning and omg they are delicious! Will be making again for sure!
YAY!! I converted you! I love that. 🙂 - Krista <3
I make these almost every weekend! I'm a huge pancakes lover and the flavor, texture and nutrition in these is unreal!!
So happy to hear that! - Krista <3
Delicious, I really enjoyed making this recipe 🙂
Glad to hear it, Paola! 🙂 - Krista <3