Of Random Things #161: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Having successful attempted Banana Pancakes yesterday morning, I reattempted Sweet Potato Pancakes this morning after I had a failed one a month ago. The recipe which I used previously yielded a thick batter and the outcome wasn’t satisfactory.

To avoid repeating the same mistake, I decided to use the same recipe from yesterday and substituted bananas with sweet potato. Instead of putting in a cup of mashed sweet potato, I added in only half of a medium sized sweet potato and the consistency of the batter turned out good.

Without further ado, let’s get started with today’s blog entry!

Sweet Potato Pancakes (adapted from Crazy for Crust)


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar *3 tbsp sweet condensed milk*
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 medium sized orange sweet potato, mashed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil *sunflower oil*


  1. In a clean mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Give them a thorough mixing. Sift the flour mixture and set aside.
  2. In a blender, add in mashed sweet potato, sweet condensed milk, vegetable oil, egg and milk. Blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over 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.
  5. Remove from frying pan and serve with your preferred toppings.

This recipe turned out good and the pancakes stay soft even when they had cooled down. They weren’t as fluffy as the Banana Pancakes but good enough in my opinion. Despite I had added in three tablespoons of sweet condensed milk, these pancakes ain’t sweet at all. I am thinking of adding in honey or golden syrup next time to enhance the taste.

Most of the recipes which I had previously came across incorporated vanilla extract. I didn’t because my colleagues aren’t a huge fan of artificial flavorings. I am thinking of using the same recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes next time. If the recipe turns out good, I would definitely share it here. So, do look forward to it if you are interested!

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