Get your children to eat their vegetables with these Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pancakes. A sweet, cinnamon pancake that the whole family will love.
Last week Andrew turned one month old. Time sure did fly by and we are slowly but surely adjusting into our new lives as parents of two little boys. We just love it and are so thankful for the support and love from friends and family.
This time around I feel like the sleep deprivation has been harder to deal with but I think it is because I need to have energy for Will, who is an energetic 2 1/2 year old. I am happy to say that I am starting to learn how to function on little sleep again with the help of my good friend–coffee!
Speaking of coffee these Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pancakes go perfectly with a warm cup of coffee.
Will just loves his “cancakes” (he can’t pronounce the “p” in pancakes–it is pretty cute!). We like to try and make something fun to eat on the weekends as a little treat. French toast, waffles or pancakes usually wins.
I decided that if my son loves pancakes that much there has to be a good way to sneak some extra healthy stuff in them. Win-win, right? These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pancakes are not only delicious but perfect for the picky eaters that won’t eat things like sweet potatoes! The sweet potatoes add a subtle sweet flavor and mixed with the cinnamon is just warming and perfect with a cup of coffee. My son devoured these and had no idea what was in them. I used a boxed whole grain pancake mix that I buy from Trader Joes but feel free to use whatever you fancy. If you like to make homemade pancake mix that works great or store bought works great as well.
To make the sweet potato puree head over to this website which is how I make it. Yes, it says how to make sweet potato puree for babies but it is the same thing you would use in these pancakes. I like to make a big batch and save the leftovers for other recipes or for another weekend of pancakes. You can freeze the leftovers for up to three months.
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Get your children to eat their vegetables with these sweet potato pancakes. A sweet, cinnamon pancake that the whole family will love.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup pancake mix or homemade pancake mix
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Maple syrup and butter for serving (optional)
- To make the sweet potato puree:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Scrub sweet potato and dry. Poke a few holes around the sweet potato and loosely wrap with aluminum foil making sure the foil is closed securely.
- Roast for up to 1 hour depending on the size of the sweet potato, checking at 30 minutes. The sweet potato should be very soft and easy to mash.
- Remove sweet potato and let cool. Remove from flesh and puree the sweet potato in a blender of food processor.
- For the pancakes:
- In a large bowl mix water, sweet potato puree, and cinnamon. Add the pancake mix and stir to combine (the batter should be lumpy).
- Coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.
- When hot add 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
- Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancakes and the batter is set, about 3 minutes.
- Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook them until golden brown on the other side, about another 3 minutes.
- Enjoy with a little dab of butter and maple syrup.
I make my sweet potato ahead of time and keep it for things like these sweet potato pancakes and other recipes. You can either refrigerate after cool in small portions in small ziplock bags or freeze for longer storage. I label my purees in the freezer so I know what they are and when they were made.[br]I use whole wheat pancake mix from Trader Joes but feel free to make your own or use a different boxed variety.
Slightly adapted from Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld
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