Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes


Man, I just love pancakes. I really do. There’s just something about them… And Sweet potato pancakes? Yum!

As a kid, french toast was always my favorite, then pancakes, and then waffles were dead last. I’ve never made paleo bread so I bet you can guess that french toast hasn’t been happening around here! Waffles either…but pancakes?

Now, my life is pretty much all pancakes, all the time. When I’m not eating eggs and meat and veggies for breakfast that is.

I really like that the basis of my paleo pancakes are eggs, with fruit or root veggies. This way, I can eat them as often as I want and still be healthy! hurrah! Sometimes I get in this pancake mood, and I just can’t get enough, and I eat them for days in a row. Which is fine, since it’s eggs and fruit. YES! love it. paleo totally lets me be indulgent and still feel awesome. Let me tell you, I would not  feel so great eating SAD pancakes for days. I would be walking around with a brick in my stomach, and that’s no bueno.

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These pancakes are a wonderful pancake specimen. The sweet potato gives them a good fluffy texture which I am very much a fan of! And sweet potatoes are pretty versatile…so I have a lot of modifications in mind for these puppies.

I honestly think they beat out the banana pancakes. Especially when you burn the banana pancakes. The only thing is you need to have a bit of foresight, to have a pre cooked sweet potato.

I suggest that if you are a busy person, at the beginning of the week, bake up some sweet potatoes in the oven to have on hand all week. You can use them as sides, or to make these pancakes! Also, if you are REALLY unprepared, you can microwave your sweet potato for 6 minutes, peel, mash, and freeze for ~15 minutes until cold. Don’t ask me how I know this.

For this recipe I used my favourite brand of coconut flour*, free range eggs, and this tasty organic cinnamon*! Ps. that cinnamon is way cheaper on amazon than in the store! Seriously.


Sweet Potato Pancakes
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  1. Mash the sweet potato, and then whisk thoroughly with 2 eggs to start. If too thick to pour in pan, add 3rd egg, if not, continue. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the coconut oil and cinnamon sprinkle.
  2. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil, and spoon roughly 1/4 c batter onto the pan. Let cook until you see bubbles forming and the pancake is firm enough to flip. Flip. cook for another couple of minutes or so, watching carefully.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a splash of maple syrup for a real treat!



If you give these a whirl let me know how they go!

Also, if you are an athlete, these are 21DSD approved!

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  1. Made these this morning was pretty disappointed… they’re very eggy and not moist like the traditional banana paleo pancakes, which I love.

    • ahh really? I am so sorry :( I find that so odd because I found the opposite…banana pancakes more eggy, these ones less so. I wonder if it has to do with size of egg / sweet potato starchinesss… just not sure. I really am sorry :( bummer

    • I tried this recipe not long ago, but I didn´t have any coconut flour, so I added some chia seeds and some grated coconut… they were lovely and moist: loved them! since then, I have acquired some coconut flour, and will be trying the recipe again, although I must admit, I am a little hesitant, because up until now, wherever I have added CF the resulting product has been extremely dry, to the point of making me choke! ;-) will let you know how I get along…

  2. I made these today and thought they were great! Thanks for the recipe. ;)

  3. NewPaleoGirl says:

    New to Paleo. Tried this recipe… need a little bit of sugar? maybe some coconut sugar… but its great!

  4. Hi,
    Just to confirm – the ’1/2 cup mashed sweet potato’ is a potato that’s already been cooked?

  5. Tried these this morning, they are fabulous! I added toasted pecans before turning them over and served with maple syrup. Can’t wait to try them again. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Question: Why does the potato have to be cold, or is it just not supposed to be HOT. Scenario, can i micro it as i make my first cuppa coffee and then let the potato sit on the counter until i’m ready to use it? Or, does it have to be “chilled”.

  7. Just staring on dsd and has some sweet potato to use up. Very nice. I added some coconut, some pecans and a slurp of coconut milk. Spread them with almond butter. I tink I’d add some salt next time. I was missing maple syrup though! They make a nice fix for bread-type cravings.

  8. yeah if you use 3 good sized eggs and 1/2 c of sweet potato they come out too eggy. I’ll try taking away an egg from the recipe and adding more sweet potato.

    • it must be due to the size of eggs or the starchiness of the sweet potato. I’m going to add a note to the recipe to try with two first, and if it is too thick to add the third egg. hopefully that should help others! thank you for your input!

  9. These are amazing!! I used two eggs, added some shredded coconut, a dash of salt, and a little bit of stevia. Thank you for this recipe :)

  10. I’ve had these for breakfast every day for a month and I still love them! Best thing to make with coconut flour by far!

  11. sal barracca says:

    I’m going to try these and top them off with some unsweetened apple sauce.

  12. These were really good!!! Thanks for the recipe! I can’t believe some people are saying that it’s not sweet enough. I thought that it was pretty sweet without any added sugars. I think it’s safe to say that most people are addicted to sugar.

  13. Hey! These look amazing. Lovely pic too!! ;) Can’t wait to try these tomorrow! Feeling a bit too excited to wake up for breakfast :3
    Thank you!

  14. I added some crumbled bacon and pecans, they were amazing!!!

  15. Oh. My. God. These were amazing! How have I never had sweet potato pancakes before? My one year old ate three of them. We all loved them!

  16. Hi
    Can I use tapioca flour instead?

  17. We loved these! I had some leftover sweet potato in the fridge that needed to be used. I threw these together in a snap. I added a pinch of nutmeg and cooked them in bacon grease. I served them with a squeeze of lemon and maple syrup. Super yummy!

  18. These were so good! I made the batter too thick so they took longer to cook, but they were still delicious. I added nutmeg and coconut flakes, like someone else suggested, and the flavor/texture was great.
    I cook lots of sweet potatoes on the weekend and normally eat one for breakfast with butter every morning, but the pancakes will help break the monotony. I saved half of the batter and added an additional egg for tomorrow. Thank you!

  19. Never in my life have I been so deeply upset by a pancake recipe. Honestly, this is by far the worst pancake recipe I have ever tried. Not trying to be offensive or trollish, neither am I a pancake idiot. I have made many types of paleo, vegan, and gluten-free pancakes and I really had high hopes for this recipe. I followed the recipe to a tee, no subs, and it was utterly disastrous. The batter did not hold together well, and the pancakes burnt quickly on the outside while still mushy, eggy, and uncooked on the inside. They tasted like mush. So I tried lowering the stove temp and using sunflower oil instead, since my extra virgin coconut oil’s low smoke point was likely contributing to the burning issue (yes I even washed the pan prior to adding new oil). Also tried spreading the batter out more to create a thinner pancake. No success. Added one more egg and another tbsp of coconut flour. No improvement. Finally, with about 1/3 of the batter left, I added a bunch of whole wheat flour and almond milk which improved the last few pancakes but basically changed the recipe entirely. I’m not sure what went wrong, but for how terribly they turned out I won’t be trying this one again.

    • I am genuinely sorry to have upset you with this recipe. I personally love it but i do feel that the variation between sweet potatoes, and egg sizes, and everything else may make it temperamental. Many people have loved them but a few have also had issues. I am very sorry that this recipe did not work for you, and I appreciate your honest feedback, truly. I do not blame you for not trying them again. I am going to make these again a couple of times this week and see if i can’t figure out where it is going wrong for some people.

      again, I am so sorry! I hate hearing of anyone having a bad experience with my recipes :(

  20. fancypantsmom says:

    I loved these pancakes! (For those having a hard time getting them to cook through thoroughly….these have to be cooked on LOW for a LONG time- mine were successful at about 8 minutes per side. Much longer than a conventional pancake- but worth the wait! I’ve tried a number of other paleo pancakes and these are my favorite so far..

    Any tips for trying to make these egg free? I need to start the paleo auto-immune protocol and am struggling with egg free versions of things.
    Thanks again for a great recipe!

    • I am so happy you loved them! I think low and slow is the KEY. These pancakes are seriously an enigma though lol. But enough people like them that I am leaving up the recipe.

      sorry, I don’t really have any ideas for that. i know some people make a vegan ‘flax egg’, maybe you could try that? It would probably taste alright with the other flavours. I’ve never tried it personally though.

  21. These were fluffy and not heavy or grainy like almond flour pancakes. A bit on the eggy side but still delicious I would make again. I used two eggs and they were large. Thank you for sharing.

  22. TreLost says:

    I’m allergic to coconut. It’s sad but true. Is there a flour (almond flour?) I could replace with?

    • I haven’t tried it but I think if you used arrowroot it might work. If you wanted to use almond flour I would up the amount and decrease the sweet potato as it is very ‘wet’. The coconut flour is there to absorb some of the moisture. If you try it let us know so other people in your situation can get some ideas!

  23. I heart paleo says:

    These look great. I love paleo breakfast. If I were to use egg whites, how many would I use in this recipe?

  24. I just made these pancakes and they were awesome! They turned out better than I had expected. They were fluffy like real pancakes and tasted like pumpkin pie! I have made several paleo pancake recipes in the past that turned out pretty horribly but these were great! Thank you so much for the genius recipe :)

  25. These were awesome. Thinks so much for the recipe. My 2 year old who is hard to feed had them this morning and came home demanding more. He’s singing ‘I love pancakes!’

  26. hey! can I use some milk to substitute 1 egg? :)

  27. Silvia Gilbert says:

    I tried the pancakes this afternoon, and the flavor was great. I topped them with blueberries, bananas and some whip cream, they were moist and tasty. My husband though for the look, not very good, but he was wrong wrong. Thanks for the recipe

  28. Shelbytails says:

    I am OBSESSED with these! I use two eggs and almond flour instead of coconut because I don’t have it. I also add a smidge of non-homogenized milk and cook them in bacon grease and they turn out absolutely divine! I could eat these everyday and I’ve never considered myself to be a pancake lover.

  29. Hey, made these this morning, first time. They were brilliant! So good, love the recipe and how simple it is and no dairy is also great. Thank you so much proper made my day!

  30. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Many thanks!

  31. I made these and they were YUM as promised. CHeck it out on my blog: http://tastyandhappy.blogspot.co.il/

  32. These pancakes were YUM as promised and the perfect recipe for using up leftover cooked sweet potato. See our experience trying them out (with minor substitutions) here:

  33. I tried the paleo sweet potato pancakes and they were very yummy! I have tried several banana pancake recipes (not yours) and I have not had any success. These were excellent, I made a double batch so I could take them to go for work. No syrup needed. I posted pictures on instagram. Thank you!

  34. Not going to lie, when I first made these I was pretty disappointed, whilst the looked and cooked right they were waaaaaaay too eggy. Not one to be easily defeated I went for round two this morning and subbed the third egg for just the egg white and cooked them down low for a whole lot longer…safe to say, they were more than satisfactory, is it the longer cooking time that takes away that eggyiness (that’s a word) ? If so ill leave egg whole next time and slap the heat down slow!


    They looked and tasted amazing layered with bananas and topped with butter and cacao nibs!

  35. I made these for my Scottish, decidedly not-paleo boyfriend this morning, and he ate them up with some sunny side up eggs & bacon. Yay! He definitely liked them. :-)

  36. I made these for my Scottish, decidedly not-paleo boyfriend this morning, and he ate them up with some sunny side up eggs & bacon. Yay! He definitely liked them. :-) Thank you so much for this recipe!

  37. I’ve made these twice now. They are fabulous! I like eggs so I put 3 eggs up front. The second time I put about 3/4 tsp cinnamon (even though I Love cinnamon), and then I sprinkled some sliced raw almonds on the uncooked side when they were in the pan. This 2nd batch was Really sweet, and fabulous with butter. I used a cast iron pan, ranging the heat between 2 and 5 (out of 10) and they cooked fully through and pretty quick, and were perfectly browned. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  38. Could you make a big batch of these and put them in the freezer? How long would you be able to keep them in the freezer or maybe even the fridge?


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