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Sweet potato pancakes


Prep Time

30 minutes

Prep Notes

Sweet potatoes may taste sweeter than normal potatoes but they actually have a lower glycemic index as they are more dense in fibre so you get the sweet taste without the hike in blood sugar levels. 

Sweet potatoes and other sweet root vegetables help curb sugar cravings and can help regulate blood pressure thanks to their high content in potassium. All in all they are a much better source of nutrients than normal potatoes as they contain high amounts of Vitamin C which helps accelerate wound healing & produces collagen which helps maintain the skin´s youthful elasticity. They also contain Beta Carotene which is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens our eye sight and boosts our immune system. 

Finally, sweet potatoes contain a good amount of magnesium which is the relaxation & anti-stress mineral that helps keep our arteries, our hearts, nerve function and muscle tissue healthy. 80% of the population the United States is estimated to be deficient in this important mineral. This & all the reasons above make sweet potatoes a great choice at any meal!

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Yields

1 person

Ingredients

1 cup of sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 

2 whole eggs

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of honey

1/2 tsp of unsalted butter or coconut oil 

Suggested toppings:

Fresh or frozen berries

Maple syrup

Banana

Coconut cream

Almond or peanut butter

Directions

Boil your sweet potato until soft and then mash it up with the coconut oil or butter

Crack in the eggs and whisk until fully combined

Add your cinnamon & honey and further whisk

Heat some butter or coconut oil in a pan

Add your batter in spoonfuls to make small pancakes

Cook for about a minute and then flip to the other side

Top off with your favourite topping and enjoy!