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Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes

This recipe for Buttermilk Sweet Potato 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.  You might also like our recipe for fried potato breakfast bowls.

Buttermilk sweet potato pancakes are delicious and get great reviews.

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.

Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes


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  1. Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try! Can I freeze these?

  2. This recipe is AMAZING!!!!!!! My pancakes came out so sweet and delicious… I am definitely going to use this again. I didn’t have buttermilk so I mixed together 1/4c milk (I used almond milk) and 3/4c plain yogurt (I used Greek) for it. Turned out perfect!!

  3. Tried them this morning with baby food and I cut the buttermilk back to 3/4cup. Worked great!

  4. SpinninJenny says:

    I came up with a similar recipe on my own, but I add a packet of cooked oatmeal in my batter. My family loves them and can polish off a stack in no time. If I have leftover batter, I just fry it, cool it and freeze on parchment lined baking sheets. Once frozen, they can be stored in a plastic zipper bag until needed. I take out what I need and microwave them for a few seconds and they’re just as good as when I first fried them!

  5. Holy buckets these pancakes were AMAZING!!!!!!!! I may or may not have polished off a whole batch…

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!! Thank you so much for letting me know. We love them too 🙂

  6. Do you think this recipe would work with sweet potato baby food puree or would it be too runny? I cannot wait to try this recipe!

    Also, have you tried a pancake with sweet potato and banana together?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I think you could do that Karen but I have not tried them with baby food. Yes, I think I have tried the sweet potato and bananas.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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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