Sweet Potato Pancakes

This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle


  • 3/4c.  mashed sweet potato
  • 1/3c.  oat bran
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/8c.  splenda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp ginger (optional)

1.  Mash cooked sweet potato with fork, then add in egg whites and whisk together.

2.  In a bowl add dry ingredients together (oat bran, whey, splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and baking soda) give quick mix.

3.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk batter together.

4.  Spray skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

5.  Pour batter into hot skillet and cook 3-5 minutes per side.

Nutritional Facts: (Per Serving)

  • 430 Calories
  • 3g Fat
  • 54g Carbs
  • 44g Protein

I’m a huge fan of pancakes, I mean who isn’t.  The best part about pancakes are that you can’t screw them up.  You basically can put any ingredients in them and they still taste good.  You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  You can’t beat them.

I actually came up with recipe one night when I didn’t feel like cooking chicken after working out.  I already had sweet potatoes cooked so I figured I would give them a try.  Up until this point I’ve never had a sweet potato pancake nor did I know what they were suppose to taste like.  After making them a few times and changing the ingredients around, I finally came up with this version which is the best of all of them put together.

Now you can eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner but I’m a fan of eating them pre-workout.  Sweet potatoes are a great choice for a pre-workout carb.  They are a slow burning carb which is going to help give you the necessary energy to power through those tough workouts.  Along with some whey protein which is loaded with BCAA’s, this is going to help prevent muscle breakdown during your workout.  This make’s for a great pre-workout meal choice.

I hope you guys give this great pancake recipe a try.  Just because I used oat bran in my recipe doesn’t mean you have to run out and get some oat bran.  Oat flour and regular oats will work just fine.  Also if you don’t have sweet potatoes you could always just use the rest of the ingredients to make a great pancake too.

NoBull Author Mike Boyle

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2 Responses to "Sweet Potato Pancakes"

  1. Laura:
    May 09, 2012 10:25 am

    How many servings does this recipe make?

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    1. Marc:
      May 09, 2012 10:28 am

      I made 2 pretty large pancakes. Served 2 people easily. You could opt to make mini-cakes as well but I think 1 would be just huge. My experience was the recipe as is, makes 2 adult sized pancakes.

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