Monday, January 17, 2011
If you have read my blog Double Dog Dare, then you know that I am on a mission to cut out refined sugar from our family's diet. I am also trying to add vegetables into our diet in any way possible. Saturday after posting a blog post on facebook about hiding spinach in pizza sauce, I got a few comments from friends about sweet potato pancakes/waffles. Who knew? Well, apparently they did, but I had never heard of such. So when 1 of 3 asked for pancakes yesterday morning I was happy to oblige. I pulled out all of my cookbooks and searched for a recipe. I found a recipe in Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook, Deceptively Delicious. It called for using pancake box batter. I had some left over from my previous life so I pulled the box down. I read the ingredients and SUGAR, SUGAR, SUGAR! No thanks, Jessica. I can do bad all by myself. I really don't need your cookbook to tell me how.
Next, I resorted to the web. And lo and behold, I found a delightful recipe. Being a Louisiana girl, I was inclined to try the Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes just for the name! I made a few modifications to the below recipe. I used applesauce instead of butter. If you're curious as to why, well I didn't have enough butter! It was good so I'll probably do it again. I also modified 3 of 3's batter and used Vanilla Soy milk. I tasted both pancakes and detected no difference. So next time we'll all eat the pancakes with Vanilla Soy milk.
The sweet potato pancakes were topped with pecans and maple syrup. Walnuts would also be a great topping. And it's on the super foods list! We have home made walnut butter we use a lot so we went with pecans. Our Sunday morning breakfast was fantastic!
Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes