This recipe for Buttermilk “Sweet Tater” Pancakes is my favorite pancake recipe. If you like sweet potatoes, you will love these. This is a treat for breakfast for guests and family. We love these pancakes served with maple syrup and sausage patties.

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup nut pieces, pecans or walnuts (optional)
Oil or butter for grill or frying pan

Mix together butter, brown sugar and egg with mixer. Add sweet potatoes and vanilla extract, continue mixing. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and add to creamed mixture along with buttermilk. Fold in nuts. Melt about 2 tablespoons butter or use 2 tablespoons of oil and cook pancakes 2 to 3 minutes on each side on hot griddle or in skillet. Makes about 10 pancakes. Enjoy!

Note: I cook a medium sized sweet potato in the microwave peel and mash to use in this recipe. You could use canned sweet potatoes, too.

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  1. Crystal Jones says:

    These were amazing! My three kids and husband loved them. My husband dosen’t try new things and don’t like sweet potato but he tried and liked these. That’s saying alot! Great recipe. Thank you so much.

  2. I looked for a sweet potato pancake recipe on the fly this morning to make for my boyfriend and these were delicious! They were so fluffy and full of the flavors of fall!

  3. thebetterbaker11 says:

    I’m not a pancake lover, but I know I would scarf up a pile of these babies. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  4. marshatjones2014 says:

    These look so yummy, I’ll have to try the recipe. I love all your southern simple recipes and I’ve tried several and shared them with my readers. Thanks for sharing. Mjonesstyle.

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