Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? But traditional American pancakes are laden with sugar and gluten – two items I’m trying to avoid. Since we all need protein to balance our blood sugar throughout the day, I decided to give myself a quick deadline. “Who wants pancakes?” I called this morning, and quickly heard “I do, mom! Woo hoo, pancakes!” Wanting to fill up our bellies with protein, good carbs (resistant starches or slowly released carbs), and healthy fats, I took out almond flour, eggs, some leftover sweet potatoes (a healthy resistant carb), cinnamon, vanilla and baking powder.

DSC_0098 (1)I enlisted my four year-old son to whisk up the ingredients. Though he did a fine job (check him out in his holiday pajamas), I ended up putting everything in my NutriBullet to smooth out the batter. A few minutes later, the hotcakes came out sweet and moist, tender and delicious.

Next time I might drop a few dark chocolate chips or blueberries in each one while they’re cooking for added goodness. But simply eating them plain was a treat – no extra toppings needed. My boys don’t agree though; they think maple syrup makes everything better. Enjoy.

 

 

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes
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Sweet potato protein pancakes for breakfast? Absolutely. By swapping out regular flour with almond flour and using sweet potatoes for smart carbs instead of processed sugar, this nutrient-dense breakfast will find its way to your table even on busy weekday mornings.
Servings Prep Time
4 people, 2-3 medium pancakes each 5 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people, 2-3 medium pancakes each 5 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes
Print Recipe
Sweet potato protein pancakes for breakfast? Absolutely. By swapping out regular flour with almond flour and using sweet potatoes for smart carbs instead of processed sugar, this nutrient-dense breakfast will find its way to your table even on busy weekday mornings.
Servings Prep Time
4 people, 2-3 medium pancakes each 5 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people, 2-3 medium pancakes each 5 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people, 2-3 medium pancakes each
Instructions
  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Alternately, blend all ingredients in a traditional or high-speed blender like a NutriBullet or Vitamix.
  2. Heat a pan or griddle to medium high. Melt coconut oil or butter in the pan. Pour 3-4 pancakes, cook, then flip when the edges are dry. Enjoy.
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