Sweet Potato Pancakes

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This is one of the most requested breakfasts at our house. Orange pancakes. The kids and I love them and my husband says they are the best paleo pancakes I have made which is awesome. *Note He still loves my old buttermilk pancake far better but those only come out on super rare occasions.

Since going Paleo in September I have been looking for a good pancake recipe because they are a weekly staple in our house. I had tried them with almond flour and coconut flour but for me they consistency wasn’t great. I tried the all banana recipes and it was overwhelming for us. So one day I tried sweet potato puree and banana and it was great. To make them a little more pancake looking I make this in my food processor. You could do it in a blender or by hand but make sure you really mash the sweet potatoes and bananas or you’ll have chunks in your pancakes. I like to make a double batch and the leftovers are great for on the go snacks.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

This recipe feeds my family of 2 adults and 2 little kids. You can easily double this recipe but if you double it I would only do 6 eggs.

1/2 c. sweet potato puree

1 ripe banana, mashed (2 Tbs.Real Maple syrup)

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon (or more depending how much you like cinnamon)

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbs. melted ghee, coconut oil, or butter Plus some for greasing the griddle or pan.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash a sweet potato and poke it all over with a fork. Put in the oven and bake til done. Depending on the size it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour. Take out of oven and let cool.* I usually cook a couple and puree them and freeze the puree so I can whip these up quick.

Preheat griddle to 375 degrees and grease. Once cool take the sweet potato, cut it in half and scrape the insides out into a food processor and puree til smooth. ¬†You’ll need a half cup of puree. You can freeze the rest for later. Blend or whisk the sweet potato, banana, eggs, and vanilla together til smooth. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, and melted oil and blend til well mixed.

Once the griddle is heated pour batter onto griddle. Let cook for a few minutes. I wait until bubbles have formed and pop to flip them. Then cook the other side. Serve.

My family likes them with maple syrup. I love them with homemade almond butter and sliced bananas. Leftovers? Freeze them and they reheat really well.

Day 4 and 5… Not Too Bad

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Okay. So I was all prepped for Day 4. According to the timeline…

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today was supposed to be rough and full of attitude. I warned my hubby and was ready to be extra aware with the kids but ready… I feel fine. I am tired but not exhausted. I worry that either

a: I’m not doing it right or

b: It’s going to hit me another day and I won’t be prepared for it.

Day 4

B: Cauli-rice, onion, fried eggs, sausage patty, water. ( Bad pic of breakfast but it’s not light out yet.)

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Workout: Wall Ball Shots, Toes to Bar, Jump Rope

Lunch: Pork chops with carrot puree, and roasted Brussel sprouts. (I love leftovers. It makes my life so much easier.

Dinner: Chicken enchiladas (everyday paleo), carrots, broccoli

Day 5- Still kind of easy.

Breakfast: eggs, sausage, and enchilada sauce (so good). I prefer this breakfast with bacon but it’s not Whole 30 Compliant so I am laying off it for the month.

Workout: DU (double unders), wall balls, st-ups, and bear crawls (Bear crawls are so gross).

Post workout: Pan fried sweet potatoes with coconut oil.

Lunch: eggs, sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts.

Dinner: Chicken with kale, and some chicken wings ( Whole 30 Compliant)

Bed at 11pm (Naughty).

Recap: I felt good today but was tired which is why I increased my sweet potatoes. I don’t know if I am getting enough carbs. Each day is becoming easier. We went to Kiwi Loco with the kids (Frozen Yogurt) and it’s one of my favorite places. Seriously would go sometimes three times a week and didn’t get anything. Didn’t need it which was so surprising to me. Yay for progress.