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Recipe Aidan Hennessey

Aidan Hennessey’s Sweet Potato Pancake Surprise!

These sweet potato pancakes made by our very own Kid Chef Aidan are tasty and should please every palate!

Sweet Potato Pancakes


  • 2 medium-large white sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten (more if needed to hold pancakes)
  • 2 tbsp. flour

For savory pancakes:

½ diced onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper

For sweet pancakes:

  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon or 1-2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp. real maple syrup


Savory Greek Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/8C. Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 C. organic mayo
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • Lime zest
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Cilantro

Sweet Whipped Topping:

  • ½ C. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate sweet potatoes – move peeler away from you to be safe!
  2. Add eggs & flour – separate mixture for savory or sweet versions
  3. For savory – add onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper
  4. For sweet – add nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup
  5. Heat nonstick pan on medium high, add 1 tbsp. olive oil, pat out small handful of sweet potato mixture. Fry in oil until golden brown, flip, cook on the other side until browned. Keep warm in the oven at 225*. Serve warm.
  6. For savory sauce – mix yogurt, mayo, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and lime. Top savory pancakes with chopped cilantro. Serve with sautéed kale. Yum!
  7. For sweet sauce – whip heavy cream with sugar and cinnamon. Top sweet pancakes with sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve with eggs and sautéed kale or spinach.


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