Start your day with a sweet, sweet smile when you have your Sweet Potato pancakes–or Kamote Pancakes–for breakfast!
This is a nice twist and an enjoyable breakfast since it is very delicious and also gives you your daily source of health needs to kickstart that busy day of yours. And if you have kids, this is the perfect breakfast because they will love this for sure!
To add this to your choices for a healthy breakfast, continue to read below and learn how to make the best and fluffy kamote pancakes! You can also see some tips and some trivia about the sweet potato along the way.
What is a Kamote Pancake?
Kamote Pancakes or Sweet Potato Pancakes are flat cakes using the sweet potato as a mixing ingredient along with the usual ingredients like flour, milk, butter, and some sugar to make delicious and fluffy pancakes.
Sweet potato is a great ingredient to mix with baking goods since it provides moist and acts as a great base for batters.
This is actually similar to the traditional pancakes, and is a better alternative since it provides the health benefits of the sweet potatoes. A notable benefit you can get from the kamote is its great source of vitamin A.
How to Make Kamote Pancakes?
Making the kamote pancake or sweet potato pancake is not a daunting task. To start: First, we need to boil and mash the sweet potatoes. Second, we are going to mix the mashed sweet potatoes with the other ingredients to make a batter. Last, we are now going to cook the batter and that’s it! You’ll be munching down the pancakes in no time.
How to Mash the Kamote or Sweet Potatoes?
If you don’t know how to mash the sweet potatoes yet, here’s how to do it. Peel the sweet potatoes first and cut them into chunks. Pour enough amount of water into a cooking pot and bring it to a boil, then toss in the sweet potato chunks.
Just apply medium heat, cover the pot and let it cook for about 10 to 15 minutes and check if the sweet potatoes are tender enough. Once they’re ready, you can now mash them easily.
Kamote Pancake Tips:
- You can just relax and chill when mashing the kamote or sweet potatoes. You don’t have to rush things and repeatedly pound the sweet potato just to have them mashed. This is because they might break down in an undesirable way, especially if you use a food processor in a high setting. Just gently press them using a fork or whatever tool you’re using until it is smooth.
Notes on Ingredients
This recipe uses powdered milk, since it is more common and readily available in most Filipino households, but you can also use fresh milk instead of powdered milk in case you prefer that more. Just replace the powdered milk with about a cup of fresh milk and then mix it with the eggs.
Some other ingredients you can use for additional sweeteners are vanilla extract, or cinnamon powder, just to mention a few. The amount of sugar can be adjusted depending on how sweet you want the pancakes to be, but this recipe gives a really nice and not-so-overpowering sweet taste so you still might want to try this.
Kamote Pancake Toppings
The pancake is really tasty on its own and it is completely fine if you prefer it that way. But toppings can make the experience even better!
You can use common toppings for the typical pancake such as a pancake syrup or maple syrup and butter. Other suggestions are yogurt, or even sliced fresh bananas, other fruits–and of course–bacon!
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Kamote Pancake (Sweet Potato Pancake) Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 500 g kamote (sweet potato), peeled and mashed (see notes above)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp powdered milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 3 pcs egg
- cooking oil, for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, add-in the all-purpose flour, baking powder, powdered milk, and sugar. Mix until well-incorporated
- In another bowl, add-in the mashed kamote, eggs, and melted butter. Whisk until the mixture is thick and well-incorporated.
- Add-in the flour mixture into the kamote mixture. Stir until well-blended
- In a medium saucepan, grease with cooking oil and apply low heat.
- Scoop a part of the mixture (¼ to ½ cup) and then pour into the pan. Cook until edges are dry and the bottom is browned, and then flip. Cook until both sides are browned and fluffy. Repeat this step for the rest of the batter.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with syrup and/or toppings. Enjoy!
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