Pancake Friday – Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

7 03 2014

I completely forgot that Tuesday was Fat Tuesday aka National Pancake Day. And I call myself a food blogger! Sheesh.

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That’s okay (well, at least I’m telling myself that’s okay) because I have a pancake recipe for you today!

This is loosely based on a recipe from The Feedzone cookbook, which is all about feeding athletes with REAL food. I’ve actually been making recipes from its companion cookbook, Feedzone Portables every week for my long bike rides. I definitely need to share some of my favorites soon!

Anyhow, this recipe uses one of my favorite vegetables: sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are super versatile and can be put into savory dishes or sweet. They’re chock full of all things good for you, but I may have canceled out the “healthiness” of them by all the other stuff I mixed with them. Whoops. At least they’re tasty!

IMG_0956I topped them off with some apples I sauteed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. If you don’t like the taste of warm cinnamony apples, I don’t know what is wrong with you! 😉

If you’re interested in making these babies here’s how:

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 cup cake flour
1.5 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Wet Ingredients:

1 small-medium sweet potato, cooked and mashed (no skin!) I just cooked mine in the microwave
1 egg
1.5 cups milk (plus more as needed)
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbs melted butter

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Do the usual: mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet in another. Combine. Pour 1/3 cup into circles on the griddle. Let bubble and the sides start to cook. Flip.

IMG_0961Devour.

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