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OMG Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes

OMG Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes

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I’m calling these OMG Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes because WOW Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes just sounds silly right? I didn’t know what to call these to express how incredibly good they are.

Monday I made my Black Bean Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and had the leftover sweet potato from scooping out the innards to make room for the quinoa mixture. Not wanting it to go to waste, I found an awesome recipe to use it for.

paleo sweet potato pancake egg protein vitamin healthy breakfast

Sweet potatoes are so nutritious, full of fiber and sweet that it would be a shame not to use the extra flesh. So I stumbled on this extremely simple, I mean EXTREMELY SIMPLE sweet potato pancake recipe and went from there. Sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

I combined the cooked sweet potato, egg and a little bit of cinnamon in my food processor. I pulsed it until pureed and was ready to give it a go.

ghee butter clarified paleo Ayurveda vitamin dI melted a little ghee in a medium size frying pan and spooned 4 tiny scoops of the batter, cooked on low for a several minutes (about 5 or 6 minutes) until I could tell that the edges were getting browned. Then VERY carefully flipped the pancakes over. They are fragile so be gentle when flipping. I continued cooking them on the other side until browned (about 4 minutes). I put these little bad boys on my plate, drizzled a very little bit of organic maple syrup and could NOT believe my mouth.

paleo sweet potato pancake egg protein vitamin healthy breakfast

I was literally walking around the kitchen saying WOW…WOW…WOW. They were unbelievable good. I cannot say it enough, these are SO MUTHA LOVIN’ GOOD! I cannot believe that I didn’t try this sooner.

(Note to self: Try this with pumpkin puree? Hmmm.)

There is nothing not to love about these pancakes (unless of course you don’t like sweet potatoes). They are sweet, have fiber, lots of vitamins, protein from the eggs and Paleo. I am actually keeping this puree in my fridge so that I can have some of these little gems any time I want over the next few days. As a matter of fact I think I’m having these for dinner.

*Update: I had these for breakfast again today with the left over puree and they were just as awesome as they were yesterday!*

OMG Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes
 
OMG Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes
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Recipe type: Paleo
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potato, baked and skin removed (about 10 -12 ounces)
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • **This will make A LOT of little pancakes so if you are only making enough for 2 people, cut the recipe in half**
Instructions
  1. **You can bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time, cover and keep in fridge. If you don't make them ahead of time, the directions are listed below.**
  2. Preheat oven to 400.
  3. Poke several holes in sweet potatoes.
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake for 55 minutes or until very soft.
  5. Let cool for about 20 minutes so you can handle them without burning yourself.
  6. Once cooled remove skin.
  7. Put sweet potato flesh, eggs and cinnamon in a food processor and puree.
  8. In a medium frying pan, melt oil on medium heat (I used ghee but you can use any oil you prefer. If you don't have ghee, use coconut oil as both have a higher heat tolerance are are less likely to burn).
  9. Spoon small amounts of your mixture into the pan. I kept mine small so they were easy to turn since they are fragile. Plus they are a great size for little fingers if the kiddies get to enjoy these.
  10. Cook on low for around 5 – 7 minutes on the first side. You should be able to see the edges turning a little brown and they should slide around on the frying pan pretty easily.
  11. Gently turn (very gently) and cook for approximately 4 minutes.
  12. Mine turned out browner than I thought they should be but to my surprise did not taste burnt at all so don't worry if yours come out browner than you think they should be, they will still be delicious.
  13. You can drizzle with a little maple syrup if desired but these are so sweet and tasty that I barely needed any syrup at all.

 

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Black Bean Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

If you’ve seen any of my other recipes, you might have figure out that I love quinoa. Examples would be my quinoa stuffed peppers, amazing quinoa mac and cheese and coconut vanilla quinoa breakfast. Quinoa is so super versatile. It’s one of my favorite things to cook with.

quinoa black bean sweet potato yam protein edamame

This recipe is packed with so much goodness it’s insane. Loads of protein from the quinoa, edamame, black beans and a even some from the sweet potato.

quinoa black bean sweet potato yam protein edamame

The sweet potato is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Did you know it has 213% of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin A? Holy carp.

It’s loaded with vitamin C, biotin (great for hair and skin), potassium, lots of fiber and b-vitamins too. It’s one seriously nutritionally packed veggies. Plus they taste so good. So good that I drove to my moms house and brought her some because I knew she would love it.

I love this recipe so much because not only is it nutritionally packed but it’s FULL of flavor and makes a hearty meal. One large stuffed sweet potato makes a meal. They can also be re-heated easily just by popping them in the microwave for 1 -2 minutes. You can also sprinkle with your favorite shredded cheese if you want.

quinoa black bean sweet potato yam protein edamame

Whip up a batch of these for Meatless Monday or your vegan friends. Non-vegans will seriously be impressed, I’m not kidding.

Black Bean Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Black Bean Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Hearty, protein packed and full of vitamins. A fantastically delicious vegetarian meal that even meat eaters will love.
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed then pierced several times with a fork
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp oil (olive, coconut or ghee because you will use it to saute)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic or ½ tsp garlic minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ cups cooked edamame
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ⅛ tsp caynenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • dash of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and bake sweet potatoes for 50 - 55 minutes. They should be soft.
  2. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, in a large saucepan bring quinoa and vegetable broth to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cover for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small skillet, heat oil (I used ghee) and saute the chopped onions for 4 to 5 minutes, browning them slightly. In the last minute of sauteing, add the garlic and mix and continue cooking for the last minute.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked, add onion/garlic, black beans, edamame, spices, lime juice, honey, salt/pepper.
  5. When the sweet potatoes are done baking, let them cool a minute so you can handle them without getting burned.
  6. Once cooled, using a paring knife, slice a long oval in the top of the potato and scoop out about 60% of the sweet potato and set aside (save it for another recipe or make mashed sweet potatoes for tomorrows dinner).
  7. Once the insides have been scooped out, fill the hole with the quinoa mixture.
  8. Serve.
  9. **Optional: top with your favorite vegan or regular cheese**

 

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Mash

Sweet Potato Quinoa Mash

I love quinoa and I love sweet potatoes so when I found this recipe on one of my favorite blog sites I wanted to try it.  I tweaked it slightly by cooking the quinoa in organic coconut milk instead of plain water just like in my previous quinoa breakfast recipe.  I figured this would sweeten the recipe even more and it did.  The only hiccup was that in adding the coconut milk, they did not bake up crisp like in the original recipe into patties.  So Sweet Potato Quinoa Mash was born and it is SO good.

This side dish is super delicious, full and flavor and very nutritious:

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa has 12 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber
  • Each sweet potato has 2 grams protein and 4 grams of fibersweet potato quinoa side dish vegetarian vegan protein fiber healthy potassium vegetable

Use organic whenever possible

Sweet Potato Quinoa Mash
 
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Sweet potato and quinoa mash is a delicious and nutritious side dish to any meal. It has so much flavor.
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Recipe type: Vegetable
: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium baked sweet potatoes (skins discarded)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (cooked in coconut milk)
  • 2 scallions, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mash the baked sweet potatoes (minus the skins) using a fork. Mash until only small chunks of sweet potato are left.
  2. After sweet potato is mashed, mix in quinoa, scallions, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and cumin. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Once everything is mixed, heat on the stove on low for a few minutes, just to heat up.
  4. That's it, serve.

 

Needless to say, this side dish is a great source of protein and fiber.  Serve as a side at family dinners or show off and make it for the holidays.  Everyone will be asking for the recipe.  Best combination possible, delicious and nutritious.