I made these with 2 of my Kitchen Kids' classes. Both times, the initial reaction of the kids was skeptical at best. But, relief!, turns out they all had a really positive reaction to the actual pancakes. Even the most ardent hater, who sat at distance and didn't even want to stir the batter, was won over first by the other kids' reactions and then by the taste of the pancake itself. Whew!
When you're making these - double the recipe and freeze some - they reheat really well in the microwave.
Add some berries on top and you’ve already got 2 portions of fruit and veg and it’s only breakfast!
SWEET POTATO PANCAKES
3/4 cups plain flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (can add the full teaspoon - depends on how cinnamon-y you like it)
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/2 cups milk
(veg. oil for pan)
Boil a pot of water and add peeled and diced sweet potatoes. Boil them until soft - about 15 minutes - and then mash well.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside: plain flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon.
Put 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes into a separate mixing bowl and add a whisked egg. Pour in melted butter and whisk everything well.
Add milk and continue to whisk.
Add dry ingredients in and mix to a batter consistency.
Put a teaspoon of vegetable oil into a pan. Swirl it around and use a paper towel to wipe it over the whole surface. Heat the pan.
Check if pan is hot enough by flicking a bit of water on - if it sizzles, it’s ready.
Pour approximately 1/3 cup batter onto pan - shake the pan a small bit to help spread the batter out (as this batter can be a little thick).
When edges look dry, use a spatula to flip and cook other side (this side won’t take as long.)
Serve with chopped pecans and maple syrup - or even better, stewed fruit.
To stew fruit - wash and place berries into a saucepan (or use frozen). Add a tablespoon of water and bring to the boil. Simmer, roughly mashing fruit with spoon, and allow to thicken slightly.