Sweet potato pancakes

    45 min

    These sweet potato pancakes are a very tasty change from the norm and a great way to eat more veg.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 350g sweet potatoes
    • 200g plain flour
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 350ml milk
    • 50g butter, melted

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan of boiling water, and cook until tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and immediately immerse in cold water to loosen skins. Drain, remove skins, chop and mash.
    2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, milk and butter in a separate medium bowl. Blend sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture to form a batter.
    3. Preheat a lightly greased griddle or heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Drop batter mixture onto the prepared griddle by heaping tablespoonfuls, and cook until golden brown, turning once with a spatula when the surface begins to bubble.

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    This recipe is great and it's a easy to make. Mine turn out great and the children loved it, am definately making it again.  -  23 Mar 2010


    Easy to make and a really yummy. I did find I should have boiled the potato for longer though.  -  29 May 2011


    I loved the recipe but adapted it slightly. I used coconut milk, abd added cinnamon as well as nutmeg, I used gluten free flour instead of pain four and had them with coconut yoghurt. Oh by the way, I cooked the potato in the microwave instead of boiling.  -  29 Jul 2016