Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sweet Potato Pancakes

About a month ago Mark and I took my dad to brunch at one of our absolute favorite local spots in town called The Farmers Table Cafe. Other than having the most delish, locally sourced food and unique menu, its claim to fame is Pharell (Yes, the "Because I'm Happpyyy" Pharell) ate there when he came to town and gave them a shout out on Instagram. And can we talk about how cool our little town is to have Pharell visit??! Anyways, back to the point... There were too many things on the menu and we all had decided we would split an order of their sweet potato pancakes to start with and each order an entree. When that big, fat stack of pancakes was sat down on the table it didn't take us 3 minutes to have them completely devoured.

Mark asked if I could mimic the recipe at home and so I gave it a whirl! I'm no chef but I must say the at home pancakes turned out pretty dang good. I even came up with a spread to go on top as an alternative to syrup. These are a must try and would be great for an at home brunch. I wanted to share this because I had posted about my pancakes on my social media accounts and had several of you message me about the recipe.

If you know me then you know I LOVE Kodiak Cakes. Kodiak Cakes is a brand of waffle/pancake mix that doesn't have any added sugar or artificial additives. Plain and simple ingredients. They also make mix with added protein which is what Mark and I always opt for. I chose a pancake mix over "homemade" because I'm all about simplifying. If you're wanting to try Kodiak Cakes you can get them locally in Arkansas at YTFS and in Target stores nationwide.

The sweet potato added to the pancake mix makes the batter much thicker so you may want to add about 1/4-1/2 more water than what the box calls for. Sweet potatoes also add a lot of moisture to the pancakes so these will be "cakey".  I've made this recipe both waffles and in pancakes and obviously both are amazing its just whatever you prefer.

Kodiak Cakes mix
1 sweet potato
Vanilla flavoring
Coconut milk
Peanut Butter


1. Heat sweet potato in microwave until fully cooked through.
2. Follow recipe on the box of Kodiak Cakes Mix. (1 cup of mix/1cup of water for 2 servings) and mix.
3. Stir 1/2 cup sweet potatoes into the pancake mix until lumps are mostly gone.
4. Add in the mix and stir 1/4 teaspoon vanilla flavoring and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
5. Heat pan on med/high heat and spray with nonstick spray.
6. Pour a 4-5 inch circle of batter and cook until the edges of pancake begin to brown and the middle begins to bubble then flip and cook fully through on other side. Remember the first pancake is usually the worst so do your first one fairly small as a test run.

Mix 1/4 cup of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla flavoring and a pinch of cinnamon in a bowl.  Once the pancakes are finished drizzle with honey and add a dollop to the top of a hot pancake.

Be Well,


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