Spelt Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Pancakes

This morning, I was in the process of rediscovering the glory of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when suddenly,

I had a brilliant idea.

Sweet Potato Pancakes.

I’d been craving pancakes for quite some time, but hadn’t had the inspiration to justify such decadence.

However, sweet potatoes are my favorite vegetable/starch, hands down.

An idea such as this simply cannot be squelched.

I immediately abandoned my book, hopped on the internet, and found this glorious recipe from Eat, Live, Run.

Literally heaven on a plate.

They tasted exactly like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Which are also amazing. Try them.

I just substituted almond milk, spelt flour, half of the chocolate chips, and microwaved the sweet potato instead of baking.

Super quick and easy, fluffy, and relatively healthy (there are vitamins and things…).

Mine didn’t have the deep orange color of the Eat, Live, Run recipe, but the flavor was all there.

Treat yourself this morning.

Spelt Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Pancakes

serves 3-4

Adapted from The Food Network and originally, Joseph’s restaurant in Charleston, SC


1 small sweet potato, microwaved then mashed with a fork

1/2 cup white flour

1/2 cup spelt flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 cup almond milk

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

maple syrup for serving


Grease a griddle or large skillet with non-stick cooking spray or butter and head over medium high heat.

Combine all ingredients, mixing JUST UNTIL COMBINED. Cook 1/4 cup servings on hot griddle (~350 degrees) or skillet. Serve with maple syrup.


10 minutes


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