Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter

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Somehow, this sweet potato pancakes recipe from 3 years ago got lost in cyberspace. Since it is a very popular breakfast recipe, I wanted to recreate it for you. They are delicious and a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes.  And while they are delicious for breakfast, you can also have them for lunch, dinner or snacks.  Baby sweet potato pancakes dipped in maple syrup are a delicious afternoon snack.

Sweet potatoes are very popular here in Georgia and a crop I have actually had decent success growing in my garden. Of course, when you grow sweet potatoes in the garden, you are left with so many sweet potatoes you have no idea what to do with them all! Pan-fried, oven-roasted, mashed and turned into fries. There are a lot of ways to use up too many sweet potatoes and sweet potato pancakes are a delicious one.

pancakes using leftover mashed sweet potatoes on a white plate with sweet cinnamon butter on top

How to make sweet potato pancakes

So, for these sweet potato pancakes,  just bake the sweet potato in foil for about an hour at 425 degrees. Do this ahead of time so you can let it cool. Handling hot sweet potatoes is not fun! We made these homemade pancakes for dinner and they are filling but oh so tasty!

They make a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe but we also do breakfast for dinner quite often as well. Serve with real maple syrup and some cinnamon honey butter and you will have a happy and well-fed family.

mashed Sweet potato in glass bowl garnished with parsley with small sesame-wholegrain buns on wooden board (Selective Focus, Focus on the front of the parsley leaf on the spread)

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More Sweet Potato Recipes

If you love sweet potatoes, here are a few more recipes you might want to try to use them all up:

  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes:  Just bake in the oven, split them open, and fill with an egg, bacon, and chives.  An easy breakfast recipe that will really fill you up. 
  • Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry: A healthy dinner option with curried sweet potatoes and chickpeas served over rice. 
  • Easy Sweet Potato Pie: Similar to pumpkin pie, only made with cooked sweet potatoes. 

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter

Homemade sweet potato pancakes are a delicious way to use up mashed sweet potatoes. Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and chopped pecans before cooking.  Then top with maple syrup before serving.  If you LOVE sweet potatoes, check out the Sweet Potato Lover’s Cookbook for more recipes. 

 

Yield: 12

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter

sweet potato pancakes on a white plate with cinnamon honey butter on top

Homemade sweet potato pancakes are a delicious way to use up mashed sweet potatoes. Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and chopped pecans.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cinnamon Honey Butter: 1 stick softened butter, 3 TBSP raw honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • For the pancakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked until tender, peeled and pureed
  • 3 TBSP melted butter, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • To serve: Maple syrup

Instructions

  1. To make the honey butter: Put all ingredients in a large bowl and whip until smooth and creamy. Using a small scoop, scoop onto a piece of parchment paper and chill.
  2. To make the pancakes:
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Heat skillet or griddle to medium-high
  6. Cook approximately 1/2 cup of batter per pancake in a buttered skillet until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown.
  7. Serve topped with Cinnamon Honey Butter and maple syrup

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information not always accurate.

 

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