This recipe is one of the many recipes I re-invent. I can’t help but changing methods. As is often the case I found a sweet potato pancake recipe while surfing the web looking for something else. I wanted to try it but as is also often the case I hadn’t thought to write down the recipe when I found it.
I had a fair idea of the ingredients but no clue of the quantities. I was adamant to give it a shot so I but the head down and got busy making some pancakes with my leftover sweet potato mash. But you can’t bake PANCAKES? Oh yes, I can. When you want something homemade and tasty but don’t feel like doing a pile of work, then you definitely can.
After making the batter, I started cooking them in the pan. To my dismay, the pancakes were sticking to the pan, and the kitchen was filling up with smoke fast. I was so disappointed; I wanted to have a new sweet potato recipe under my belt but more than that I was looking forward to my little sweet potato pancake treat. You know we are always on the look for healthier and tastier kids friendly recipes.
Do I give up easily? Nah! Words like ‘stubborn’, ‘relentless’, ‘bull-headed’ and even ‘obsessive’ have been bandied about in the past (by my husband of course, but I have plenty of words for him too I can assure you). I turned on the oven, lay a grease-proof paper on the tray and spooned on the batter. I did a trial run, 12 minutes in the oven, and I was pleasantly surprised that the pancakes were not only tasty and beautiful but held together and lifted off the tray easily.
‘From failure to success recipe’ with you, so It had to be made look beautiful for the pictures. Cream or/and honey is usually associated with pancakes, so I dolloped on some yoghurt(instead of cream) with a generous drizzle of raw honey.
Happy ever After
After the photo-shoot I offered my husband and daughter the pancakes, believe me, they disappeared fast. And they all lived happily ever after.
Baked Sweet Potatoes Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 6
1 cup sweet potato mash
1 cup spelt flour
Pinch of cinnamon
Natural Greek yogurt
- Pre-heat the oven 180C.
- Add all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to mix all.
- Put a grease-proof paper on a baking tray.
- Divide equal quantity of the batter with the help of a spoon onto the baking tray, Just the way you would cook pancakes using a pan
- Bake 12-15 minutes
- The pancakes could be eaten the way they are but it definitely taste better with some yogurt and honey
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