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5 from 15 votes

Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes

These pancakes are always a hit. They have wonderful reviews and are easy to make! The flavor is amazing. You will make these time and time again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pancakes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.


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.