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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Sometimes sweet potatoes end up as leftovers. It happens, but by happy chance, they go well in pancake batter and love to dance on a hot griddle. Topped with caramel sauce, butter and toasted cashews, they look nothing like yesterday's forgotten dish. Don't have leftovers? Use canned sweet potatoes. —Sheryl Little, Sherwood, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canned sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) hot caramel ice cream topping, warmed
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped unsalted cashews, toasted
  • Whipped butter, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, sweet potatoes and melted butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown.
  • Drizzle with caramel topping; sprinkle with nuts. Serve with whipped butter if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes with about 2 tablespoons sauce and 1 tablespoon cashews: 432 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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    Sep 22, 2012

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    Sep 17, 2012

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  • 10206090
    Mar 11, 2012

    Very good! I only had maple syrup though. . . not the caramel sauce. Not the same. I defineteley will use caramel sauce next time.

  • darowan07
    Mar 5, 2012

    these were fabulous! perfect combo of fluffy yet dense and filling. Topped with the warm caramel sauce, I have been made a believer!

  • Anggie Filiano
    Mar 3, 2012

    Just love it!! good way to start the day.

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    Mar 1, 2012

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