Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

Let’s say hypothetically, you win a contest put on by a red-headed Mexican blogger (I think they’re almost extinct) for some elusive Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour. Now what? What should you do with it? You should choose your recipes wisely, since it is  going the way of the African Lion and red-headed Mexican… Peanut Flour will soon be extinct Sad smile

Well, one suggestion is to make my Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes!


I microwaved a sweet potato to go with dinner the other night, but opted to gorge myself on tortilla chips instead (hey, when you have ripe avocados around you have to do what you have to do). So I happened to have one begging to be eaten. Mission accomplished.


Sweet Potato Pancakes


1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato

1/3 cup egg beaters or 2 eggs

1/4 cup peanut flour (you can use any kind of flour you want)

1/8 tsp baking soda and baking powder (I always use both)

1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute of your choice (don’t skip this or they’ll be as bitter as me when my blog is down)

dash salt and even bigger dash of cinnamon

opt. if the batter is too thick add some milk of your choice


Directions: Mix well, make sure all the sweet potato is mashed. The batter is pretty  thick so I spread it out when I scoop them on the hot skillet. Cook as you would normal pancakes. They don’t “bubble” like normal pancakes, so watch that they are cook thoroughly, but not burned. IMG_7899

Wa-la! Delicious Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes! These pancakes are gluten-free and high in protein, if you’re in to that sort of thing.IMG_7919

I topped mine with Syrup and Peanut Butter. I don’t think the peanut flour makes them taste that peanut butter-y so it’s necessary.


I’m all backwards today because I ran/walked with Ben for 18 minutes for his C25K schedule. But I have to do my 3 miler today. It’s my last run before the Surf City half this weekend. But, I’m not used to running after breakfast, wish me luck!

Anyone else racing this weekend?

Plans for the Super Bowl?

I plan on running and then eating pizza at a Super Party. After I did Surf City year before last I enjoyed Pizza and chips and margaritas… good times.

Updated to add: If you see me at the expo or race please say “Hi!”.  I would love to meet ya!


  1. says

    That is a HUGE sweet ‘tater! Can you believe I will never get to experience the joy that is TJ’s peanut flour? :(

    I did the Surf City Marathon last year! Wish I was escaping the Georgia cold this year to run the race! Bummer… At least you’re doing the half and not the full! What a horrible course.

  2. says

    i hate running after i eat too…good luck in the half.
    my mom just bought me 10 (TEN!!) of the PB flours since TJs is going to stop carrying them. sweet tater pancakes may be next on my to-make list!

  3. says

    I didn’t enter the contest specifically because if it’s leaving I don’t want to start liking it!

    But those pancakes look amazing. Pancakes are pretty awesome in general :)

  4. says

    These look delicious! I have been wondering what else I’m going to do with the TJ’s peanut flour. I have a ladies brunch on the 13th … a pre-Valentine’s celebration and I think this would be a perfect dish to serve.

    P.S. I’ll be at the Redondo 10k. I’ve done Surf City in the past and it was a great time!

  5. says

    Those pancakes look amazing.

    I hope you have a great race this weekend. No race plans for me; it’s too cold in Virginia right now! I’m a whimp. I’ll watch the super bowl, but we don’t have any party plans. Besides, my husband is out of town, so it would be strange to have a party without him. However, he is turning 40 tomorrow and I plan on teasing him mercilessly for being so OLD. Ha!

  6. says

    I’d like to try peanut flour….I make a very, very similar pancake but its from http://www.bodyforlife.com with protein powder….spread them with pbutter or agave and almond butter…yummy ! Just found your blog and I am very partial to red heads….I have one!!

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  8. Jaime says

    Made these for pre workout meal on Sunday. Did 1/2 pumpkin and 1/2 sweet potato. No peanut flour, so used PB2. The PB2 was has sugar and salt so did not add extra. They are great. Will def make again. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Shannon CM says

    These are The Best Thing on the Planet ⭐️
    I just made a batch and Devoured it All. They are Aaaaaah~Mazing!!!!! I did sub out PB2 for the peanut flour and added a tbl-spoonish of vanilla extract. And maybe it’s the PB2 powder but these pancakes bubbled just like normal ones.
    This is Definitely going in my Favorites file. Thank You!!!!!

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