Here is the deal about yams vs sweet potatoes. Bare with me for a second, I know it’s not the most exciting subject but this is important.
The copper colored potatoes in the grocery store labeled as yams are actually sweet potatoes. When this firmer variety begun to be produced in the US, they needed a name for its softer counterpart, aka yams.
In my humble opinion, “yams” are what I prefer when it comes to roasting potatoes. They are sweeter, creamier and fluffier. I’m telling you this because while I labeled this recipe as sweet potatoes, I really used yams. You can interchange them without any mishap – it’s really a measure of taste, and what you prefer.
Now that we have got that out of the way, pancakes or more specifically, Healthy Sweet Potato Oat Pancakes.
These pancakes have whole grain flour, oat flour AND quick rolled oats. They are hearty with a capitol H, and will leave you full well past lunch time. I also only added a scant one tablespoon of honey so that they aren’t loaded sugar bombs disguised as breakfast.
Chunks of sweet potato puree pepper the batter, and turn it a beautiful bright orange color that makes you feel extra nutritious, because hey it’s true. Who else can say they got 20 percent of their potassium intake before 9 am?
Serve these pancakes plain with a side of fruit or doused in maple syrup and a pat of butter. I won’t judge. Enjoy.
If you decide to take a chance on these Healthy Sweet Potato Oat Pancakes, don’t forget to #YNGBRKANDHNGRY on Instagram so I can see it. High Five!
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup sweet potato puree
- ⅓ cup oat flour
- ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- With a whisk, beat egg until fluffy. Ad milk, honey and sweet potato puree. Fold in dry ingredients and mix well.
- Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan greased with coconut oil, and or butter. The pan will be hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls.
- Pour ½ cup batter into pan, and spread out with a spoon.
- When bubbles begun to break on the surface, turn over and cook on the other side. Serve warm with maple syrup or fresh fruit.