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SWEET POTATO PANCAKES + EASTER

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES + EASTER

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES + EASTER

I haven’t yet shared this on here, but I would like everyone to know that I am addicted to sweet potatoes.  If you would like to know how I have survived the Whole30, it is because of them.  When all I wanted was a salty snack – Cheez-Its, cheese and crackers, hummus and pita, potato chips, etc. – sweet potato fries saved me.  Sometimes if I want something quick and easy, I just microwave a sweet potato, cut it open and eat it with a fork.  I have eaten sweet potatoes all sorts of ways and I love finding fun sweet potato recipes!

(On Friday, my friend Erin and I made sweet potato wedges with Whole30 cilantro lime mayo – we have yet to perfect the art of cutting “wedges” (every single one was black on the outside) and the homemade mayo was catastrophic – when I figure that one out I will share with you all because sweet potato snacks are the best!!)

Today I decided to make sweet potato pancakes.  I’m not sure where I got the idea, I just know that I was determined to turn a sweet potato into a pancake somehow and figured I could wing it.  Turns out I’m kind of a genius!!

What you need:

Sweet potatoes – I had two sweet potatoes that were pretty small (about the size of my palm)

Eggs – I used two

Cinnamon

The process:

Microwave SP for 5 minutes, then remove the skin and put into bowl.  Mash with fork until creamy.  Mix in eggs – be certain to get it as homogenous as possible.  Pile on the cinnamon!!!!  Don’t be shy, the cinnamon is what makes these so delicious.  I don’t know how much I used, but I shook that baby a lot.

Spray frying pan with coconut oil.  Heat on high then turn to low.  Scoop 2 tablespoons of the batter and spread until about two inches in diameter.  You want to cook these on low for as long as 5 minutes before you flip because they easily fall apart if not cooked evenly.  Be sure to use your thinnest spatula also! (Seriously, they were really hard to flip 🙁 But I got the hang of it and I’m pretty proud of how they look! You should see my fried eggs lol. )

The finishing touches:

I cut up an apple and ate it with almond butter (made with pure honey, so cheating, but delicious).  I spread my first pancake with ghee butter and it was actually quite delicious as well!!! (Ghee isn’t always my favorite…)  I ate the rest of them like that too!  I’m for sure making this for my mom again soon 🙂

I hope everyone’s Easter was as great as mine was!!  I enjoyed the blessed celebration surrounded in loved ones 🙂 and I spent a lot of time chasing little kiddos around, so much so that this was the only time I could stop and grab a picture with someone:

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This is my 8 month-old cousin Delaney!! (Second-cousin once-removed, actually.  I think.  I said I was SURROUNDED in family!!  It was truly a great time. <3)  I have so many more cute cousins like her and I adore all their parents and grandparents!!

Now I am getting serious, my mom and I have decided to start BBG.  Here goes nothing!  XXO

Fondly, Emily

 

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