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15-minute Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes

4.75 from 4 votes

What’s Inside: These easy, healthy, and delicious Paleo sweet potato silver dollar pancakes are going to be your family’s new favorite breakfast meal (even the picky kids)! Serve hot with your favorite pancake toppings, and they’re great for meal prep as well.


several Paleo Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes on a stoneware plate topped with melted ghee and cinnamon

Why You’ll Love These Easy, Healthy Baby Pancakes

Is there a more precious food out there than little, baby, silver dollar pancakes? They’re almost too cute to eat! *Almost.*

These sweet potato silver dollar pancakes are one of my all-time favorite breakfast and brunch foods because they’re packed with flavor while being made with minimal ingredients. All you need is mashed sweet potato, eggs, and a flour of your choice. That’s it! Then it’s up to you as to what you serve them with.

I like to serve these sweet potato silver dollar pancakes to my toddler with some ghee and a dusting of cinnamon, but you could opt for any toppings you like. Traditional pancake toppings like pure maple syrup and berries would be delicious, as would coconut yogurt, chopped nuts, sliced fruit, or they’re so delish plain on their own!

tip!
Not only are sweet potatoes nutrient-dense and naturally sweet, making them perfect for a dish like pancakes, but they're extremely healthy for your gut! They contain fiber and antioxidants that promote the growth of good gut bacteria for a happy microbiome. (source)

Best of all, you can make a big batch of these Paleo sweet potato pancakes and enjoy them all week long, or use them to stock your freezer with a healthy grab-and-go breakfast! Perfect for busy weekdays and relaxing weekend mornings alike.

Got a picky kid? You can even hide another veggie in here like spinach to make them green or sub the sweet potato for butternut squash to switch it up and get more vegetables in your routine.

several Paleo Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes on a stoneware plate topped with melted ghee and cinnamon with a fork

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 heaping tablespoons pre-cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 heaping tablespoon flour (cassava, tigernut, almond is what I’ve tested and works)

How To Make Them

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and aerated. (This helps them get fluffy!)
  • Heat a little ghee or avocado oil on a skillet.
  • Once the oil is hot and shimmering, drop 1 large tablespoon of the pancake batter on the skillet.
  • Flip the pancakes when you see bubbles form (use two spatulas if needed), serve, and enjoy!
several Paleo Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes on a stoneware plate topped with melted ghee and cinnamon with a fork

Storage Instructions

Store any cooled leftover paleo sweet potato pancakes in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 4 days. Freeze if planning to eat at a later date.

Reheat them the same way you cooked them on the stovetop!

Serving Suggestions

I like to top my sweet potato silver dollar pancakes with ghee and cinnamon, but pure maple syrup, berries, and cacao nibs would also be delicious. I also love adding more protein to the meal with a side of bacon or sausage. Here are more easy and healthy breakfast recipes to pair them with:

several Paleo Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes on a stoneware plate topped with melted ghee and cinnamon

Tips and Variations

  • Instead of serving these as silver dollar pancakes, make them larger to create standard Paleo sweet potato pancakes! Just account for slightly longer cooking time.
  • Make sure to wait until the oil in your skillet is heated and shiny before adding the batter. This ensures a nice, brown crust on the outside and prevents the pancakes from sticking.
  • Make them blueberry or chocolate chip! Add fresh or frozen blueberries or some semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate, or cacao nibs to the pancakes while they cook! Just cover them with a little batter before flipping so the fillings don’t burn.
  • Or add your favorite chopped fruit or nuts. Bananas, pecans, raspberries, unsweetened coconut, or pistachios would be delicious.
  • Make a big batch at one time so you can freeze the extras and have a delicious homemade breakfast ready to go any day of the week! Just reheat in a skillet or in the microwave.
  • Make these green with moree veggies by adding a bit of spinach or sswap the sweet potatoes for mashed/cookeed butternut squash in the same quantity.

FAQs

Do sweet potato pancakes taste like regular pancakes?

Yes and no. They have a similar texture and flavor, especially if you use the same toppings as you would with regular pancakes, but sweet potato pancakes are denser and have an earthier, nuttier sweetness.

How can I make sweet potato pancakes AIP-friendly?

For this recipe, I haven’t found a great way yet (but if you do, please comment below!) What I’d recommend is using my AIP Waffle recipe as pancakes instead (or waffles) — they’re delicious and very popular!

Will kids like these Paleo sweet potato silver dollar pancakes?

Absolutely! To them, they’re just pancakes, but better because they’re so small and cute. Plus, they can technically eat more pancakes because they’re so much smaller than standard pancakes. Kids can help you make them, too! (With your help, of course.) I make these regularly with different variations for my toddler.

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paleo sweet potato silver dollar pancakes on a plate

15-Minute Sweet Potato Silver Dollar Pancakes

4.75 from 4 votes
These easy, healthy, and delicious Paleo sweet potato silver dollar pancakes are going to be your family's new favorite breakfast meal!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp cooked, mashed sweet potatoes without skin heaping tablespoons
  • 1 tbsp preferred flour almond, cassava, and tigernut is what I’ve tested and what worked for me; heaping tablespoon
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or ghee
  • desired toppings like more ghee and cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and aerated.
  • Heat a little ghee or avocado oil on a skillet. Once hot and shimmering, drop 1 large tablespoon of the pancake batter on the skillet.
  • Flip pancakes when you see bubbles form (use two spatulas, if needed, to prevent the pancakes from falling apart). Serve as desired, and enjoy!

Notes:

See post above for tips, variations, and serving suggestions.
Diet: American
Keywords: paleo
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
-Alison Marras
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2 comments

  1. These were delicious!! I love that they have the consistency to a typical wheat flour based pancake but are totally grain free! Thank you!!! I can have pancakes again!