Start your day off right with a stack of my fluffy, delicious and healthier gluten free sweet potato pancakes. These pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even dessert! They are made with simple ingredients and are easy to prepare, even for busy weeknights. They are packed with warm spices and literally taste like fall. These pancakes are also both gluten free and vegan, so they can be enjoyed by people with multiple dietary restrictions or allergies! Next time you’re craving pancakes, be sure to try out these golden and delicious gluten free sweet potato pancakes.
Why You’ll Love These Pancakes
They’re perfect for fall or the cozy winter months!
These pancakes are a great way to add in extra veggies.
Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients!
They are so easy to make and take less than 30 minutes.
These pancakes make an amazing breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!
They are a great way to switch it up from regular pancakes.
These pancakes are also super kid-friendly!
All you need to make these delicious gluten free sweet potato pancakes is a mixing bowl, whisk, ladle and a pan or griddle.
Gluten Free Flour: I used Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour for these gluten free sweet potato pancakes! I love ordering gluten free staples like flour from Thrive Market because they have great prices and they deliver right to your doorstep. If you use my link, you can get 40% off your first order.
Baking Powder: Baking powder is what helps to make pancakes fluffy! If you do not use baking powder in your pancakes, they will be flat and dense.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon gives pancakes a warm, sweet spice that is perfect for a fall breakfast. Cinnamon also enhances the other flavors in pancakes, such as vanilla and maple syrup.
Flaxseed Meal: Flaxseed meal is a good binder, which can help to hold the pancake batter together. Flaxseed also helps to add moisture to pancakes, preventing them from becoming dry. It also provides nutritional benefits!
Sweet Potato: Sweet potato is a delicious and nutritious ingredient that can be used to add flavor, texture, and nutrition to pancakes. It can also act as a binder to help hold the pancakes together. Mash the sweet potato before adding it to the batter. This will help to ensure that the sweet potato is evenly distributed throughout the pancakes.
Honey: Honey is a natural sweetener that adds sweetness, moisture and flavor to these pancakes. It is also a good source of antioxidants and other nutrients. When honey is added to pancake batter, it helps to create a richer flavor and more tender texture. It also helps to keep the pancakes moist and fluffy. Additionally, honey can be used to replace sugar in pancake recipes, making them a healthier option.
Vanilla: Vanilla extract gives these pancakes a delicious and warming flavor!
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk makes these pancakes moist and fluffy. Use full-fat coconut milk for the best flavor and texture. If you do not need a dairy free option, feel free to use regular milk.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and flaxseed meal in a bowl.
Step 3: Stir in wet ingredients and the mashed sweet potato.
Step 4: Scoop batter onto greased pan and cook over medium heat, flipping after 2-3 minutes.
Step 5: Add toppings of your choice and enjoy!
How to Prepare The Sweet Potato
The mashed sweet potato can either be prepared in the oven or microwave (if you want pancakes quickly)! If you are baking your sweet potato in the oven, preheat the oven to 400°F. Pierce the sweet potato several times with a fork. Place the sweet potato on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender. Let the sweet potato cool for a few minutes before handling. Peel the sweet potato and mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir until combined.
If you are making your sweet potato in the microwave, pierce the sweet potato several times with a fork. Place the sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender. Let the sweet potato cool a few minutes before handling. Peel the sweet potato and mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir until well combined.
This is also a great use of leftover sweet potatoes! If you need other ideas for leftover sweet potatoes, be sure to try my sweet potato s’mores bars!
How to Serve
These gluten free sweet potato pancakes can be served a variety of different ways!
For sweet pancakes: Add in dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, top with whipped cream, yogurt, berries, honey and/or maple syrup!
For savory pancakes: Serve with bacon, eggs, sausage and/or avocado! Alternatively, you can try adding nut butter or toasted pecans.
To store the pancakes in the refrigerator, allow the pancakes to cool completely. Place them on a single layer or baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
To store these gluten free sweet potato pancakes in the freezer, allow the pancakes to cool completely. Place the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the pancakes for at least 1 hour, or until solid. Once the pancakes are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze the pancakes for up to 3 months.
To reheat these pancakes, place them in a microwave-safe dish on high for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through. You can also reheat these pancakes in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until heated through.
If your batter gets too thick, add in more milk!
Wipe the griddle or pan in between to avoid burnt pieces.
Cook these pancakes slowly in order to avoid a mushy middle!
Can this batter be used to make waffles?
I have not tried using this batter to make waffles! If you are looking for waffles, check out my gluten free waffle recipe.
Can you make these gluten free sweet potato pancakes ahead of time and reheat them?
Yes! You can make these pancakes ahead of time and either refrigerate or freeze them! I recommend batch making and freezing them. This is a great way to always have pancakes on hand.
What makes pancakes fluffy?
The baking powder in this recipes helps make the pancakes fluffy. Don’t skip it!
Be sure to try these gluten free recipes next:
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 pan or griddle
- 1 whisk
- 1 ladle
- 1 cup gluten free flour I like Bob's Red Mill Paleo Flour!
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cooked sweet potato use a medium-sized sweet potato for this!
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup coconut milk feel free to use regular milk if you don't need dairy free!
- Gather your ingredients.
- Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and flaxseed meal in a bowl.
- Add in wet ingredients and sweet potato.
- Scoop batter onto greased pan and cook over medium heat, flipping after 2-3 minutes.
- Add toppings and enjoy!!