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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Potato Pancakes

If you are a mom, I am sure you've heard of the cookbook "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld.  My older daughter has never been a real  picky eater, but my little one definitely fits the bill.  A few years ago, I asked for the cookbook and have found some real favorites inside of it!  My husband's all time fav is the pancake recipe.  The deception--sweet potatoes!  The flavor is not really hidden here, like some of the other recipes, but it really makes them taste great!  (if you haven't heard of this cookbook, the idea is that you puree vegetables and some fruit and add them to recipes like chicken nuggets, pasta dishes, soups, etc. and the flavor is hidden, resulting in your family eating more veggies)

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and I asked him what he wanted for dinner.  Here I am thinking he will say something like a fish dish.  Nope, he asked for sweet potato pancakes!  So funny.  So I am sharing the recipe with you because even if you only like sweet potatoes just a little, you will enjoy these pancakes!

You will need to puree' sweet potatoes for this recipe.  You can bake some sweet potatoes and puree, buy canned sweet potatoes and puree', use baby food (use a little less water if you do this), or buy canned mashed sweet potatoes.  Sometimes, I just don't have the time to do fresh which is ideal.

Pancakes from "Deceptively Delicious"

1 cup water
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/4 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional, but good)
1 cup pancake mix
nonstick cooking spray
1tbsp canola or veg oil
Pure maple syrup

1. In a large bowl, mix the water, sweet potato puree, and cinnamon or pie spice, if using.  Add the pancake mix and stir just to combine--the batter should be lumpy.

2. Coat a griddle or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over med-high heat.  When the pan is hot, add the oil and spoon the batter onto the pan using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.

3.  Cook until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes and the batter is set, 2-3 minutes.  Then use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook them until golden brown on the other side, 2-3 minutes.

Serve just as you would any pancake! 

This could become a family favorite and a dinner request!  Enjoy!


omgyummy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the idea of sweet potato pancakes. I'll have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Fleisher said...

sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it.

Jenny said...

Those sound absolutely delicious!!! Sweet potatoes are always good :-)

Ode to Motherhood said...

We love sweet potatoes.. but never heard of this recipe! Would love to try this! Yum!

Allyson & Jere said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and actually commenting. Love it!

Your blog is really cute, as are your little girls!

I s'pose I should really try to incorporate more veggies into all our lives around here.

And finally, yes, that is Jordan Sparks! Thanks for "playing".

smilinggreenmom said...

This sounds sooo good! I have never eaten sweet potato (weird I know) but would definitely love to try these. Our kiddos really like pancakes (especially our mix from Kamut Wheat) and always ask for them! They are so healthy with this wheat and I have just been waiting until our Farmer's Market has some more maple syrup!! Thanks for sharing this :) I would love for you to stop by my green and healthy living mom blog smilinggreenmom sometime!! Thanks :D

Donna said...

Great idea! I think any time you can sneak some real nutrition into what would otherwise not be very good for you is great.

About the apron...Oh my gosh--I'm so excited. I've been on a diet and hubby is after me as it is..but with a sassy apron...and a the right blouse..well--That will be just too much for him. He's been traveling and it sounds like I might get it before he gets home.

Thank you so much Andrea! Don't worry...I live real life too. I'm patient. :o)

Mrsblogalot said...

Oh I a gonna try this for sure!!!!


myletterstoemily said...

those pancakes sound delicious.
lucky family you have!!!

Grace Adams said...

I freakin' love sweet potato pancakes. I order mix from a granary in North Georgia called Nora Mill. It's some good stuff.

Good enough, in fact, that my dachshunds once intercepted a package left by the UPS guy. I drove up to find them lying in the yard, bloated, next to the empty packages of mix. Good times.

Mhel said...

great recipe!! Coincidentally, I made myself from Japanese Pancakes made from yam and flour. Come visit my blog for the recipe...

Stopping by from SITS! Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Holly said...

I have that book...I never tried these did I miss those...we would love these. I have had some misses with that book nice to get a "hit" from you!

Jenny said...

I absolutely LOVE sweet potato pancakes! Delish!