Sweet Potato & Apple Pancakes

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These sweet potato and apple pancakes make a wonderful breakfast OR dinner!

We’ve been hanging out in Maui for the past few days, soaking up some sun, going on daily hikes and enjoying a slower pace.

When I’m home I have an incessant need to be productive, but there’s something in the Hawaiian air that gets that part of my brain to turn off. So our days have been filled with beach trips, naps, leisurely dinners (that I didn’t have to cook!) and fun family hikes.

One of the main food staples of the Hawaiian people has traditionally been taro, a plant with starchy tubers similar to a sweet potato. It’s served both as a mushy dish called poi, and as crispy taro chips. Our local hiking guide pointed out patches of large taro leaves and now we are spotting them everywhere on the island.

While sweet potato is similar to taro, it’s actually lower in calories and carbs and is higher in protein. And, in my opinion, sweet potato tastes better!

This recipe for Sweet Potato & Apple Pancakes is surprisingly delicious. The shredded sweet potato and apple pieces give it a hearty texture, and a subtly sweet flavor. I enjoy serving these pancakes as a side to dinner just as much as serving it for breakfast. This would make a wonderful side to some slow cooker pulled pork. Yum! Enjoy 🙂

Sweet Potato & Apple Pancakes
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 8

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Sweet Potato
  1. For the mashed sweet potato, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, pierce the skin all over with a fork, and bake for about 45 minutes, until soft. Remove the cooked sweet potato from the skin and mash.
  2. For the grated sweet potato, preheat the oven to 400 degrees, pierce the skin all over with a fork, and bake for about 30 minutes, until soft yet still firm enough to grate. Once cooled, use a cheese grater to grate the sweet potato.
For the Pancakes
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Cook on a preheated pancake griddle, or large skillet, lightly greased with coconut oil over medium heat. Allow each side to fully set before flipping to cook the other side.
  3. Serve with unsweetened apple sauce or pure maple syrup. Enjoy!
NUTRITION

Calories: 124     Fat: 1     Carbohydrates: 31     Sodium: 231     Fiber: 1     Protein: 1    

 

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Mmmm pieces of sweet potato and apple goodness in every bite!

Here are some pictures from our adventures on Maui this week…

Chloe and I get silly while waiting for our breakfast.

Chloe and I get silly while waiting for our breakfast.

Fresh coconut water is our favorite tropical drink!

Fresh coconut water is our favorite tropical drink!

Andrew is part monkey, part mountain goat!

Andrew is part monkey, part mountain goat!

Yes, my kids always get along this well...uh, sure they do...

Yes, my kids always get along this well…uh, sure they do…

Chloe doing her best Jack Johnson impression!

Chloe doing her best Jack Johnson impression!

The sunsets couldn't be any more gorgeous here on Maui. Aloha!

The sunsets couldn’t be any more gorgeous here on Maui. Aloha!

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