Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sweet Potato pancakes

Pancakes are actually super easy to make. If you have the time to make them out of Bisquick mix, you definitely have the time to make them from scratch. And when you do that, you can tweak the recipe as you like.

So take a large baked sweet potato and scoop out the insides.

Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar).

Pour together the wet ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla and cinnamon and nutmeg if you like).

After combining the dry and the wet, fold in the sweet potato.

All pancake instructions say to wait until you see bubbles and the edges start to look dry before flipping. Listen to those instructions. That's exactly what happens. Like so:

Whoo hoo. Big stack of pancakes, ready for serving.

You don't need me to tell you to use real maple syrup, do you? You don't, because all you need to do is look at the ingredient list of those big name "maple syrup" brands and see high fructose corn syrup listed as a primary ingredient to see why. Look at the bottle next time, and buy the brand that only has 1 ingredient listed: maple syrup. Who would've thought?

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