Sweet tato pancakes

Sweet potatoes are a versatile and nutrient-rich food that offer a range of health benefits, making them an excellent ingredient in various recipes, including as a flour alternative in pancakes.

Rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants, sweet potatoes can contribute significantly to a healthy diet. One of the key benefits of using sweet potato in recipes, especially as a flour substitute, is its high fibre content.

Dietary fibre is essential for digestive health, helping to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy gut microbiome. A study published in the “Journal of Nutrition” highlights the importance of dietary fibre in promoting gut health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Beyond fibre, sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins, particularly Vitamin A, in beta-carotene, crucial for maintaining healthy vision, skin, and immune function. They are also a good source of Vitamin C, manganese, and several other vitamins and minerals.

These nutrients play a vital role in overall health and can help reduce inflammation, as per research published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food”. This anti-inflammatory property is particularly beneficial in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Incorporating sweet potatoes into diets, such as sweet potato flour for pancakes, can also have long-term health benefits. Their low glycemic index makes them suitable food for blood sugar management, an essential factor in preventing and managing diabetes.

A study in the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” demonstrated that low-glycemic index foods could help in better blood sugar control. Additionally, the antioxidants present in sweet potatoes, particularly the purple variety, are known for their potential role in cancer prevention, as indicated in research from the “Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry”.

While there is no single food that can guarantee increased longevity, a diet rich in nutrient-dense foods like sweet potatoes, when part of a balanced and healthy diet, can contribute to better health and potentially a longer life.

The combination of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in sweet potatoes supports various aspects of health, from digestive and immune function to chronic disease prevention.

Their versatility in recipes, like being used as a flour alternative in pancakes, makes them an easy and delicious addition to a healthy diet. While the long-term benefits of consuming sweet potatoes and other nutrient-rich foods are an area of ongoing research, current evidence certainly supports their role in a health-promoting diet.

Sweet tato pancakes

Sweet potatoes are a versatile and nutrient-rich food that offer a range of health benefits, making them an excellent ingredient in various recipes, including as a flour alternative in pancakes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, dairyfree, healthy, vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 450 g Sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 30 g Walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Cook the sweet potato in boiling water for around 15 mins.
  • Then drain and let it cool. Place the cooked potatoes in a high bowl, add the eggs and cinnamon, and puree with a hand blender until smooth.
  • Heat ¼ tbsp. of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add 3 portions of batter (around 2 heaped tbsp. per pancake).
  • Fry the pancakes for about 3 minutes until golden brown and done. Turn halfway and repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Divide the pancakes onto plates (3 per serving), sprinkle with the chopped nuts and drizzle with maple syrup, to serve.

Notes

Key Features
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • • Meal prep-friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Contains nuts
Keyword Breakfast, cleantreats, pancakes

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