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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Folks are sure to flip over these tastefully different pancakes! "They're a twist on the traditional potato pancake," relates Mari Krajec of Lindenhurst, Illinois. "Sour cream, onion and red pepper give them a unique flavor that everyone seems to love, I usually double the recipe because they disappear so quickly."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • Finely chopped sweet red pepper and sliced green onions, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onions, eggs, flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly.
  • Bake at 400° for 8 minutes; turn pancakes over. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and pancakes are golden brown. Top with sour cream; garnish with red pepper and onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 171 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.
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  • sgronholz
    Oct 27, 2013

    My family loves these pancakes! When I make them, I use less pepper and substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

  • mrs.mark
    Jan 4, 2013

    I thought this was excellent, but it was a bit too spicy for my small children. Next time I'll put in a bit less pepper.

  • mrs.mark
    Jan 4, 2013

    We thought this was very good. Next time I might put in less pepper. It was a bit spicy for my small children, but I thought it was excellent the way it was.

  • lenavoth
    Nov 1, 2010

    Great QUICK meal addition. Very filling and tasty. The sour cream seems to over power the delicate taste of the sweet potatoes. My husband and I ate these with fried eggs. Will be keeping this recipe around!