2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

This recipe was originally on Cooking Light by Rebecca Longshore.

Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! We tried and loved the 3-Ingredient Pancakes for 1, so when I heard about the trend of these super simple veg-based pancakes, I had to jump onboard. Although I was a little skeptical at first, I became a believer after biting into these decadent pancakes, which are completely clean and healthy. The best part—they’re simple enough for weekdays, yet feel indulgent enough for weekend brunch (even though they’re not indulgent at all).

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Note: *I made and shot the photos of this recipe for 2, but it’s broken down to serve one.

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yields: 1 serving | Calories: 224 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 320mg | Sodium: 163mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber 4g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 15g | SmartPoints: 7

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • dash of allspice (optional)

Directions

  1. 1. Remove the flesh from a cooled, roasted sweet potato, and mash. Mix in two eggs. Add spices, if desired.
  2. 2. Heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Brush griddle with ghee or olive oil. Spoon out 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Let cook 5 to 7 minutes, flip and cook 3-5 minutes or until pancakes are done.
  3. This is the tricky part! These pancakes do not bubble like typical pancakes, so you have to really rely on the timer. Second, it helps to use two spatulas to flip, so that they stay together.
  4. Optional: Instead of using pure maple syrup or honey, I decided to mix up a cinnamon-y, slightly sweet yogurt sauce. Mix 1/2 cup fat-free or 2% Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
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Directions

1. Remove the flesh from a cooled, roasted sweet potato, and mash. Mix in two eggs. Add spices, if desired. The consistency should look like the image below.

texture-shot

2. Heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Coat it with cooking spray, oil, or butter of your choice. I used Kerrygold butter. Spoon out 1/4 cup of  batter onto the griddle. Let cook 5 to 7 minutes.

This is the tricky part! These pancakes do not bubble like typical pancakes, so you have to really rely on the timer. Second, it helps to use two spatulas to flip, so that they stay together. Once you’ve flipped, cook for another 3-5 minutes, remove, and serve.
on-the-griddle

Bonus: Instead of using pure maple syrup or honey, I decided to mix up a cinnamon-y, slightly sweet yogurt sauce. Mix 1/2 cup fat-free or 2% Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.

ingredients

Dig In and Enjoy!
These pancakes work best if served right off the griddle. Enjoy with almond butter, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or any other protein-packed topping of your choice for an extra boost in the morning.

final-pancakes

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9 Comments on "2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes"

  1. Kathy  March 5, 2016

    Can I use egg whites in place of whole egg to cut back fat in this higher carb meal?

    Reply
  2. Altee  December 28, 2016

    I just tried them and they are really good…I really enjoyed them a lot will be making this from time to time

    Reply
  3. Gigi  February 2, 2017

    How many points would these be using weight watchers smart points?

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  February 3, 2017

      This is 7 Smart Points.

      Reply
      • Laurie  September 2, 2017

        How many pancakes per serving

        Reply
        • Gale Compton  September 2, 2017

          Laurie, It will depend on the size of the pancakes. You should yield two large or three medium pancakes…maybe even 4 small. 🙂

          Reply
  4. Marie-Ann  March 27, 2017

    The amount of grams of sugar was left out. It is important f weight watchers points.

    Reply

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