Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Walnut Topping

  • Yield: 18 pieces

Don't let shredding the potatoes scare you away from this delicious dish as the potatoes are easily shredded with the shredding blade of the food processor. The Apple Walnut Topping would be a hit over vanilla ice cream.


Apple Walnut Topping:
1/2cup light brown sugar
1/3cup chopped walnuts
2-- baking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1tablespoon orange juice
1/8teaspoon ground cinnamon
6cups shredded peeled sweet potatoes (yams)
1/4cup all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/8teaspoon ground cinnamon
1tablespoon honey
1large egg
2large egg whites
-- Apple Walnut Topping


  1. To prepare the topping:  In a skillet add all the ingredients and cook over a medium-high heat, stirring, until the apples are tender and the brown sugar is melted to form a syrup.
  2. To prepare the pancakes:  In a bowl, combine the shredded sweet potatoes, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, honey, egg and egg whites with a fork until well blended.  Heat a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, and drop about 2 tablespoons (about 3 inches each) into hot pan.  Flatten slightly with the spatula and cook pancakes over medium heat until golden on both sides.  Set cooked pancakes on plate and continue cooking until all pancakes are made.  Serve with Apple Walnut Topping.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 12mg
  • Sodium 32mg
  • Carbohydrate 27g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 3g