Sweet Potato Pancakes
I woke up this morning and the first thought I had was "sweet potato."
I think I woke up thinking about sweet potatoes because I had some DANK yam fries last night at a restaurant in Lawrence called Merchants. I bet I had dreams about them and then I woke up and immediately thought about making something with similar consistency? That's my theory.
The second thought I had was: "I wish I was waking up with my windows open and the ocean waves audible." HA. Well guess what, Rae, it's raining outside and you're in Lawrence, Kansas. (Still room to have a kick ass day though!)
These sweet potato pancakes are so easy to make. The only thing that you really need to make these babies come alive is a good morning vibe. Oh, and your jammies.
1 sweet potato (mashed)
1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cloves
pinch of sea salt
To soften the sweet potato and make it mashable, place the potato on a plate with 2 Tablespoons of water and microwave for around 5 minutes. The potato should be squishy and mashable when you check it, and it might take more than 5 minutes!
Mix the egg and other ingredients together in a bowl and add the mashed sweet potato. You will want to mash the potato into the rest of the ingredients until the mixture is pancake-batter consistency!
Put some coconut oil into a skillet on medium-low heat, and cook the pancakes for 1 1/2-2 minutes each side. The pancakes should hold together when you go to flip them to the other side.
Top the pancakes with whatever floats your pancake boat. I love coconut butter, walnuts and maple syrup with a dash of cinnamon. However, coconut whipped cream, honey, agave and other nuts or seeds are also good combos!
I hope you have a fun morning making these like I did!