If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again–that was the theme for this recipe. As a matter of fact, the 4th batch was the charm. We tried everything from almond flour to coconut flour, varying the sweet potato ratio, fiddling with the leavener, decreasing the number of eggs, and then finally… when we thought all hope was lost–s u c c e s s. Pardon my dramatics, we are obviously very happy.
Yield: about 20 4 inch pancakes
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ c sweet potato (about 1 large)
- ½ c almond butter
- ½ c carton unsweetened coconut milk (we used So Delicious brand)
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t baking powder
- 2 t cinnamon
- ½ t nutmeg
- ½ t salt
- coconut oil
For the Maple, Pecan Coconut Butter
- 3 T coconut butter* (or use butter if you eat dairy)
- 3 T toasted pecans, chopped
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1 t cinnamon
Peel, chop into small pieces,and boil your sweet potato until it’s fork tender.
Once the sweet potato is cooked and cooled, add all ingredients to blender and blend thoroughly.
Your batter should be pretty liquid-y thin. If it wouldn’t run off a spoon, it’s too thick…add a little more coconut milk until you get the right consistency.
Heat your griddle/cast iron/non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt a generous bit of coconut oil and pour in the batter, in whatever shape or size you’d like. When the pancake begins to have surface bubbles near the center flip and cook other side (each side 2-3 minutes). Add more coconut oil to cook surface as needed between batches.
Getting your heat right is the key to cooking these babies. If it’s too hot you’ll burn your pancakes before they’re cooked through. Try a small dollop of batter as a “tester” to see if the temp is just right before committing the entire batch. If your oil is smoking at any point it’s probably too hot. So adjust your heat accordingly during cooking. It can be a little tricky, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Let your pancakes rest in the oven on “warm” on a paper towel lined plate until all batches are complete.
For the butter
Mix all the ingredients together and spoon on top of the pancakes.
*Coconut butter is a puree of coconut meat, it’s that simple. You can buy it at many health food stores or on Amazon.com. If you can’t find it, try coconut oil and let me know how it turns out.