Sweet Potato Pancakes are fluffy, easy to make and honestly taste like heaven! They have the warm spices you are familiar with like cinnamon and nutmeg along with vanilla and buttermilk to make them super fluffy with tons of flavor!
How To Make Sweet Potato Pancakes
Full instructions are included in the recipe below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
Step Two: In a separate bowl, mix the mashed sweet potato, melted butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.
Step Three: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir them together until just combined. Make sure you don't over mix your batter.
Step Four: Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a little butter to the bottom of the pan. Scoop 1/3 cup of the pancake batter and pour into heated skillet to form small to medium size pancakes. Cook for a few minutes on the first side. Flip the pancake once the edges start to puff up and the bottoms are golden brown.
Step Five: Serve these delicious sweet potato pancakes with your favorite toppings. Pure maple syrup and chopped pecans seem to go perfectly with these. Enjoy!
Recipe Tips for Success
- Mash or blend the sweet potatoes. I usually just mash my sweet potatoes with the back of a fork or a potato masher. But if you want super smooth sweet potatoes to mix in your batter you can pull out your hand mixer and give them a quick blend.
- Use buttermilk. Buttermilk gives pancakes its fluffy airy texture. So whenever you can, I suggest using buttermilk. You can make your own by mixing 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. But you can also just use regular milk or your favorite plant based milk.
- Don’t overmix the batter. Gently combine the wet and dry ingredients, but be sure not to overmix. Overmixing will make your pancakes slightly rubbery and not as fluffy. So mix the two together until they are just combined and there are no more dry patches of flour.
- Control your temperature. Cooking your pancakes on medium to medium-low heat will make sure they cook all the way through and also give them a golden brown color. If your heat is too high, you may burn the pancakes before they’ve had a chance to cook all the way through.