Mashed sweet potato in a bowl.
Turn Your Leftover Mashed Sweet Potatoes Into Sweet Fluffy Pancakes
By Betsy Parks
Instead of simply reheating and eating your mashed sweet potatoes as a side, incorporate them into your breakfast by making sweet potato pancakes.
In addition to the potatoes, you'll need a few ingredients you probably already have on hand, including flour, baking powder and soda, milk, eggs, and butter.
A 1-to-1 ratio of sweet potatoes to flour is ideal for the batter, and for a maple-cinnamon vegan version, try ½ cup of mashed sweet potato to ⅓ cup of almond flour.
While you might be tempted to throw everything in a bowl and stir, be sure to mix the dry ingredients first and the wet elements in a separate bowl.
This will ensure that the baking soda and powder get evenly distributed throughout the batter and not in big clumps that will give you uneven pancakes.
Then, gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until they're incorporated; vigorous stirring will make your pancakes chewy, and they won't rise as well.
After making your pancakes, sweeten them with traditional toppings like maple syrup or honey. For savory pancakes, sprinkle herbs and spices like chives or cumin.