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Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes

Delicious, fluffy and healthy chai-spiced sweet potato pancakes perfect for using up leftover sweet potato!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dairy Free, Healthy, Pancakes
Keyword sweet potato pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 235 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more if necessary
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or sub melted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. In a medium bowl, combine almond milk, egg, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and mashed sweet potato until smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Batter will be thick, however if it is way too thick add in a tablespoon or two of milk.
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with olive oil and heat over medium. After a minute or two, drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more oil and remaining batter. You may need to reduce heat to medium low on the pan to prevent burning. I usually do this after my first batch. Makes 8 pancakes, 2 pancakes each.
Nutrition Facts
Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.7g9%
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Carbohydrates 39.9g13%
Fiber 6.4g27%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 5.9g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.