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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes - Made from leftover sweet potato casserole, these delicious pancakes are some of the best pancakes you will ever eat!

These Sweet Potato Pancakes are so good – they will have you eagerly looking forward to the day AFTER your Thanksgiving feast when you can finally make them! Made with leftover sweet potato casserole, these Sweet Potato Pancakes are a deliciously decadent breakfast.

Sweet Potato Pancakes - Made from leftover sweet potato casserole, these delicious pancakes are some of the best pancakes you will ever eat!

After Jack and I made this Ginger Maple Sweet Potato Casserole recipe a couple of weeks ago, we were brainstorming ideas for recipes that we could make with the leftovers.  As luck would have it, this month’s issue of Coastal Living Magazine had just arrived in the mail – and it included this Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe. So we decided to give it a try.

Sweet Potato Pancakes - Made from leftover sweet potato casserole, these delicious pancakes are some of the best pancakes you will ever eat!

We always say that we KNOW we have a winning recipe on our hands when we can’t speak as we take the first bite. And that’s exactly what happened with these pancakes!

One bite of these heavenly sweet potato pancakes – and my eyes rolled into the back of my head with absolute taste bud bliss! And Jack was practically purring as he took his first bite. 🙂

Sweet Potato Pancakes - Made from leftover sweet potato casserole, these delicious pancakes are some of the best pancakes you will ever eat!

These Sweet Potato Pancakes are actually very easy to make – simply mash up some leftover sweet potato casserole (you can use our casserole recipe, or your own) and mix it with from-scratch pancake ingredients you probably have in your kitchen cabinets.  After sprinkling some toasted, chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup on top – dig in!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes - A Family Feast

Note: Depending on how thick or soft your own sweet potato casserole is, you may need more flour or milk. Our recipe for sweet potato casserole is thick so I used about a quarter cup more milk to get a pancake batter consistency.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted, plus more to butter the griddle
  • 1½ cups leftover sweet potato casserole, see our recipe here
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour or more, see note
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl beat eggs with butter and milk. Stir in the sweet potato casserole. (It’s OK if a little topping gets mixed in; pecans and brown sugar topping from the casserole)
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add dry to wet and stir just to combine.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees to keep pancakes warm while you cook the entire batch.
  5. Heat one or two griddle pans to medium low and grease each with butter. (Make sure the pan is completely up to temperature before adding the butter)
  6. Use a quarter cup measuring cup and scoop the batter onto the pans, about four per pan. Cook until the edges start to dry and the bottom is browned then flip, about 2-3 minutes. Cook on the other side until brown and place on a cookie sheet then place the cookie sheet in the oven to keep warm while you continue to cook.
  7. While the pancakes are cooking, heat a small sauté pan over medium and add the pecans. Dry toast for about five minutes until browned, tossing often. Set aside to cool and coarsely chop or leave whole.
  8. To serve, drizzle with maple syrup and top with toasted pecans.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes - Made from leftover sweet potato casserole, these delicious pancakes are some of the best pancakes you will ever eat!

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  1. Karen Ullrich Eastman :

    Hi! Tried making the pancakes today. Used coconut flour instead of all purpose flour and apple sauce instead of eggs. It turned out more dough like then pancake batter. I didn’t try adding in any more milk or anything. Any suggestions?

    I ended up putting it in a baking dish and will top with syrup. Tastes great! Lol

    • Hi Karen – We haven’t tried this recipe using so many substitutions…just as written. Next time you could try adding in more milk I suppose – but I think so many swaps really changed the properties in the recipe. Sorry I can’t be more help!