Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potatoes can be used for so many recipes, including breakfast or brunch, and these fluffy, moist Sweet Potato Pancakes are the perfect choice for either! They are so good. You can serve with or without warm syrup. But don’t take my word for it.

Pouring syrup on a stack of sweet potato pancakes

Sweet potatoes always take me back to my childhood. My grandfather would eat a baked sweet potato at least 3 times a week when I was growing up. He had a garden in the backyard, so he could indulge as much as he desired. Once I got a taste of them myself, I was hooked. Now I’m always finding ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into many dishes I make!

I’ll let you in on a little secret — I am the person who will overdo it with the syrup. Yep. I pile it on in excess.

But these pancakes can really go without syrup. They are naturally sweet and truly need a dollop of butter. But…you still can’t go wrong with topping off your pancakes with the ole school Steen’s pure cane syrup. That stuff is addictive!

side view pancake stack

The Sweet potatoes are combined with many of the ingredients I use to make my sweet potato pie, so you know it’s gonna be good.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Since you’ll need the sweet potato puree the blend with the other pancake ingredients, we can start with those details first. I typically use medium-sized sweet potatoes that weigh around 4-5 oz. each. 
  • The sweet potato puree is a combination of whole sweet potatoes, one organic egg, sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract, evaporated milk, and melted butter. As a matter of fact, this puree is very similar to the filling I use to make my Mini Sweet Potato Pies.
  • For the pancakes, you’ll need all-purpose flour, sugar, melted butter, baking powder, baking soda, Himalayan salt, three organic eggs, and organic milk.
sweet potato pancakes ingredients

How to Make Sweet Potato Pancakes:

  1. Peel your sweet potatoes and boil them for 25 minutes until tender.
  2. Once they are drained, add them to a large bowl and mash them using a potato masher (paid link).
  3. Add the remaining sweet potato puree ingredients to the same bowl and blend using a hand blender (paid link). You want your puree to reach a smooth consistency.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine your all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs and milk into the same bowl and whisk (paid link) until well blended.
  5. Add 1 cup of the sweet potato mixture and melted butter and blend until smooth. Depending on your sweet potato’s size, you may have a bit of puree left which you can use for another batch.
  6. Add olive oil to a pan or cast-iron skillet at medium heat. Add 1/4 cup of the pancake mix (paid link) (for each pancake) and allow it to spread evenly. Once air bubbles appear on the top of the pancake (2-3 minutes), it is ready to flip. Once flipped, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Can I store my pancake batter?

Absolutely! Your pancake batter can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days after making it. You can even store it in the freezer for up to a month. Just place it in an airtight container or a sealed Ziploc bag. If you freeze it, allow it to thaw completely before using it.

pancake stack cut into

Sweet potatoes are so versatile and are perfect for your rise & shine. So when you want to take your breakfast game to the next level, give these sweet potato pancakes a try.

Here are a few more pancake and waffle recipes you might enjoy:

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side view pancake stack

Sweet Potato Pancakes

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5 from 12 reviews

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Fluffy & moist Sweet Potato Pancakes with a perfectly crispy edge is what breakfast is all about. Serve simply with butter or syrup or jam.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 6 tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt
  • 3 Large Organic Eggs
  • 3 1/2 cup Organic Milk

For the Sweet Potato Puree: 

  • 1 Whole Sweet Potato
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Melted Butter


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and boil for 25 minutes until tender. Add cooked sweet potato to a bowl and smash until smooth (using a potato masher (paid link)). Combine all sweet potato puree ingredients using a hand blender (paid link).
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs and milk. Whisk (paid link) until smooth. Add 1 cup of sweet potato mixture and melted butter and blend until smooth.
  3. Add olive oil to a pan on medium heat and add 1/4 cup of the pancake mix (paid link). Once air bubbles appear you can flip and cook for an additional minute.


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 523
  • Sugar: 25.7g
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Fat: 17.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.8g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Protein: 14.9g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg

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  1. Britney Brown says:

    These sweet potato pancakes were such a hit in my house! We made these for our “breakfast for dinner” night at my house and everything ate these up so quickly!

  2. Chenée Lewis says:

    These pancakes were perfect this weekend for brunch! They were fluffy, yes moist and flavorful, just how I like my pancakes!

  3. I’m so excited I found this recipe! My granny use to make us sweet potato hot cakes when we’d stay with her for the summer. This recipe tastes exactly like she use to make them! I’m definitely gonna whip up a batch for our Christmas morning breakfast!

  4. Nathifa Cummins says:

    I definitely will be making these. As much as I love sweet potatoes I can’t imagine how good they will be in pancakes.

  5. I normally make sweet potato pancakes with shredded fresh sweet potato but your method has won me over! So delicious!

  6. CatWillMadeIt says:

    I tried these Sweet potatoe pancakes and I loved them! So yummy and the right amount of sweetness. Im thinking about making these on Christmas morning. Thanks for the recipe 🤗

  7. Calysta Watson says:

    I have truly found my new brunch calling in life in these amazing pancakes! These right here are everything!

  8. Eric, these look amazing. We will be picking up whatever ingredients we’re missing during our next grocery run and will be fighting over the last pancake. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Pancakes are a personal obsession for me which is why I love the additional antioxidants the sweet potatoes provide. I’ll be making these every weekend!

  10. These sweet potato pancakes are sooo delicious! I used Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour and they came out perfect!!

  11. The perfect pancakes for a lazy Sunday morning, or any morning honestly. We always have sweet Potato puree on hand because of Em. Great way to ensure none goes to waste.

  12. You always have the best sweet potato recipes! I’m making these for Christmas morning breakfast.