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sweet potato pancakes topped with blueberries

Sweet Potato Pancakes (vegan)

This simple sweet potato pancakes recipe comes together in 30 minutes, and is made with just 7 ingredients. An easy vegan breakfast perfect for the fall!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 387kcal
Author Shivani Raja


  • 1 Sweet Potato medium sized
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup/ 100 grams All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup/ 150ml Non-Dairy Milk of choice
  • 1.5 tbsp Sunflower Oil


  • First, pierce the sweet potato and add to a bowl with a little water. Microwave for 5-7 minutes until tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the flaxseed egg by mixing 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 2.5 tbsp water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Pour in the soy milk and 1 tbsp of the oil and whisk to combine.
  • Remove the peel from the cooked sweet potato and mash the orange flesh with a fork. You can puree the sweet potato if you wish. Measure out the sweet potato - you need 1/3 cup/ 110 grams of mashed sweet potato. Leave the sweet potato mash to cool.
  • Add the sweet potato to the batter and whisk to combine. Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add about 2 tbsp of batter to the center of the pan and spread into a circle. After 2-3 minutes, you should see bubbles on the surface of the pancake - at this point, flip the pancake. Cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter, then serve the sweet potato pancakes with your favourite toppings!


  • Cooked and cooled pancakes can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, simply pop the pancakes in the toaster!
  • You can also store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Serving size: 3 pancakes
Calories: 387 kcal | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 64mg | Carbohydrates: 57.2g | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 7g | Protein: 9.5g