One reader asked about the sweet potato pancakes that I mentioned I sometime serve for breakfast. What I buy from time to time is in the frozen section at Whole Foods or Central Market. I can't recall the brand, but they are actually cinnamon flavored pancakes made with sweet potato. They have a couple of other flavors and also make waffles. The great things about these is that you just zap 'em for a few seconds and you have an easy, healthy breakfast (that can be on the go if you need it to be).
But, below is a good home-made option. This recipe is from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook. It's easy and good.
Servings: Serves 4Directions:
Pancakes (with Sweet Potato)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (you can also use baby food)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- 1 cup pancake mix
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
- Pure maple syrup , for serving
In a large bowl, mix the water, sweet potato puree, and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, if using. Add the pancake mix and stir just to combine—the batter should be lumpy.
Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil, and spoon the batter onto the griddle or pan, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancakes and the batter is set, 2 to 3 minutes. Then use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook them until golden brown on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes.