Sweet Potato Spice Protein Pancakes

Posted: January 1, 2017 in Recipes
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Wow these things are incredible, they taste amazing and are just naughty enough to make your sweet tooth happy 😉

Important Note: If you want to make this fabulous recipe, you’ll need to soak the lentils for 8 hours, so make sure you do that the night before!

Serves 4 to 5 (Approx. 20 pancakes)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation

1. Combine lentils and water in a bowl and place on the counter away from the sunlight. Allow lentils to soak overnight or 8 hours. In the morning or after soaking, drain and rinse lentils (there will only be a little excess water). Place coconut milk, then lentils, and all remaining ingredients in a blender, in the order listed. Puree until smooth.

2. Heat a seasoned cast-iron or other nonstick skillet to medium heat. Holding your batter close to the pan, pour approximately 3 tablespoons batter per pancake. Start testing pancakes to flip when they are dotted with air bubbles and the edges have begun to turn golden-brown. You can use your flat spatula to gently peek underneath. Flip pancakes and cook approximately 1 to 2 minutes on remaining side.

3. Continue with remaining batter. Note that you might need to lower the heat as you continue to cook, as the pan will get hotter. Also note that you might have to add 1 tablespoon or 2 of butter or coconut oil to the pan, if you’re not using a nonstick or cast-iron skillet.

4. Serve pancakes immediately. I love them with maple syrup, butter, extra cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes, or sliced banana.

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