Zanna’s sweet potato pancakes

February 28 2017

Ingredients (serves ones):

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Toppings of your choice, such as feta, poached eggs, or yoghurt and fruit, to serve


  1. Pierce the sweet potato and place it in the microwave. Then cook on high for 5-7 minutes until cooked through (alternatively, pierce and bake in the oven until tender). Leave for a few minutes until cool enough to handle and then remove the potato from its skin.
  1. Add 150g (5oz) of the sweet potato to a blender with the eggs and blitz to form a smooth batter.
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat and put a 5cm-wide dollop of the batter in the centre.
  1. Fry gently for 30-60 seconds until the base is firm, then flip with a spatula and continue frying for a further 30-60 seconds until cooked through and golden brown.
  1. Remove from the heat, and then repeat with the remaining batter to produce 5-6 pancakes. Serve with toppings of your choice.

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