Sweet Potato Feta Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Ashley Fahr


  • medium-sized sweet potato, peeled or unpeeled, grated with a hand grater or food processor
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon  cayenne
  • egg
  • 1/4 cup  flour (whole-wheat or white)
  • 2-3 tablespoons  crumbled feta cheese
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons  pumpkin seeds (optional)

Feta and sweet potato pair beautifully in this dinnertime pancake recipe, which is the ultimate marriage of sweet and savory. The best part? You don't even need to roast the sweet potatoes, you just grate them right into a bowl and mix them up with the other ingredients. These pancakes taste great with some thick Greek yogurt. For more healthy recipes like this one, visit Ashley's blog, Practical Cooking For One.


Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and blend with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until very hot (if you drop a dollop of batter it should immediately start sizzling).

Add batter by the spoonfuls without crowding the pan. Mold them into a pancake shape with the back of a spoon. Cook until both sides are browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add more oil if necessary.

Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top, if using, and serve with sour cream, yogurt, or applesauce, if desired.


Calories per serving:

607 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 37g 57%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 9g 45%
  • Fiber 6g 22%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 23g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 15g 31%
  • Cholesterol 207mg 69%
  • Sodium 364mg 15%
  • Calcium 204mg 20%
  • Magnesium 56mg 14%
  • Potassium 610mg 17%
  • Iron 3mg 15%
  • Zinc 2mg 13%
  • Phosphorus 280mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 1,044µg 116%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 31%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 56µg 14%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 14%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 38%
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