Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • makes at least 18 mini pancakes

Great with savoury or sweet toppings, suitable from 10

  • 350g sweet potato, diced
  • 100g plain flour
  • 0.75 tsp baking powder
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg
  • 175ml milk
  • 25g butter


  • Step 1

    Peel and dice the sweet potato.

  • Step 2

    Place in a pan of boiling water and cook for around 10-15 minutes or until tender.

  • Step 3

    Sift together the flour, baking powder and nutmeg into a bowl.

  • Step 4

    Drain the sweet potatoes and add to the flour mixture.

  • Step 5

    Add the egg and milk and using a hand blender, beat into a batter.

  • Step 6

    Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat and ladle in the batter mixture.

  • Step 7

    Cook until the surface begins to bubble.

  • Step 8

    Flip and cook the other side.

  • Blot with kitchen paper to remove excess grease. 
  • For added sweetness you can serve with strawberries or stewed apple. 
  • You can cut them into fun shapes with biscuit cutters to make them more appetising for little ones.

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