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Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes (gluten free and paleo) |

Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes (gluten free and paleo)

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  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 four inch pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast


Healthy and delicious sweet potato pancakes that they whole family will love. Fluffy and light. Gluten free. Paleo.


  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato **
  • 1/2 of a ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp ghee, butter, or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp milk of any kind (or water) (I use THIS)
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour (I use THIS brand)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (I like THIS corn free brand)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 
  • extra fat for cooking


  1. Whisk together sweet potato, banana, and eggs.  Add in melted fat and milk and whisk until well incorporated.
  2. Add in cassava flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Whisk again until smooth.  (Batter will be thicker than traditional pancake batter.)
  3. Heat large skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat and liberally grease with your favorite fat.  
  4. Scoop batter onto a hot skillet, gently smooth out top of pancake and cook until cooked through – about 3 minutes on each side.  Lower heat is better for this thick batter as you want to make sure middle gets cooked all the way through.
  5. Top with all of your favorite things.  Enjoy!


  • My favorite way to bake sweet potatoes is inside a dutch oven at 400’F until soft- 45-60 minutes.  You can also just poke holes in them and bake right on a baking sheet uncovered at 375’F for about an hour.  Peeling and steaming them  until soft also works and is a bit faster. 
  • Baking powders traditionally have GMO corn in them. You can find a corn free brand HERE,   I prefer to make my own:  1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts arrowroot powder.
  • Silicone pancake rings are great for making your pancakes evenly sized and perfectly round.