Of Random Things #148: Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes

Having successfully made Banana Oatmeal Pancakes earlier this week, I decided to attempt another recipe which I found online. Sadly speaking, the batter didn’t turn out as good as I anticipated it to be. It was rather thick in my opinion. Hence, the pancakes looked like they were undercooked. The texture was a bit custard alike to be honest. Flavor wise, it was quite good.

Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes (adapted from Silver Chopstix)

The picture looks good, doesn’t it? When I first showed it to Jennifer, she commented that the background of the picture looked good. I think green compliments purple extremely well. Sister asked whether the coloring was made out of purple potato powder or from the real deal?

Without further ado, let’s get today’s business rollin’!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour *125g*
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup purple sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt *vanilla bean flavored Greek yogurt*
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted butter *sunflower oil*
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional *omitted*


  1. In a blender, place the wet ingredients – mashed purple sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, milk, egg, maple syrup, melted butter (sunflower oil) and vanilla extract and pulse until you get a smooth and creamy consistency.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse until you can no longer see any flour lump.
  3. In a non-stick frying pan, heat oil in medium low flame. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter and cook for about two to three minutes, or until bubbles formed on the surface of the batter. Flip over and cook until both sides are evenly browned.
  4. Remove from frying pan and serve with your preferred toppings.

As I was writing this blog entry, I came to realize that there was one thing which I missed out from the ingredients while preparing the batter. It was the egg. To be honest, I wonder if it does make a huge difference? I am going to attempt this again next time and hopefully I won’t be making the same mistake again.

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