Comfort Classics: Sweet Pancakes

You know I love breakfast – there’s truly no argument about that. But I love reworking things until they’ve become something so eerily close yet so impeccably different. You’ve probably noticed that. There’s not much to say about these bad boys other than YUM! Let’s just get down to it!

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What You Need

1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 cup quinoa flour
1 cup almond milk
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tbsp ground flax seed

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What You Do

In your favourite mixing bowl, mash your sweet potato until it is smooth and creamy. Mine was still pretty hot, so I tossed it in the fridge until all of my spices were mixed. In a separate bowl, combine your spices, baking powder, baking soda and ground flax.

Give your mash a good 10 minutes to chill out, then stir in your spice mixture until the mash is smooth and spicy! Stir in your egg and almond milk slowly until smooth again. This recipe really taught me how to add flour slowly so, little by little, stir in your flour until the consistency is smooth but not too runny. I used most of the whole cup, but doing so slowly somehow gives the mixture a smoother texture.

I’m always so curious as to what others cook their pancakes on. I have had so many pancake pan fails in my life that I am insatiably picky about my utilities. I was gifted a flat grill like 6 Christmases ago and it is my breakfast go to. It’s spacious and nonstick – perfect for pancakes. This recipe should render you 4 or 5 decent sized pancakes, and with the rest, I made several mini pancakes. The leftovers were a great breakfast for work the next morning, an unintentional Sunday meal prep!

We topped these guys with real maple syrup, a little swirl oh honey and chopped pecans. For the Monday breakfast, I topped the minis with organic peanut butter, bananas and honey. I love this recipe because it’s got so much flavour that goes perfectly with so many toppings. Next time, I’m thinking blueberries and honey! For those days when you need an extra push, take out a little flour and toss in some vanilla protein powder! I love adding flax to my recipes, it’s a nice hidden nutrient! What do you top your cakes with? Have you tried this unconventional sweet treat?

Give these guys a shot, I’m always looking for new toppings and share your favourite plate with me!

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