Sweet Potato Pancakes - Sugar Detox approved!

In my search for a no-grain, no-added-sugar pancake, I've sampled pumpkin, almond meal, coconut flour, and protein powder variations - and all of them leave me unimpressed, dreaming of a waterfall of maple syrup.

Until these - made with just a few ingredients and absolutely delightful in natural sweetness.  I made them on a weekend morning, ready to get out the maple syrup if need-be because I was really wanting the real sweetness of a good ol' pancake.  But with the first bite slathered in butter, even the pancake-connoisseur boyfriend left the maple untouched.

don't forget the butter

don't forget the butter

You'll need:

1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 heaping cup)

2 eggs 

1/2 banana

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

coconut oil for cooking

butter for topping

- Cook your sweet potato.  I've read a few recipes suggesting to microwave your sweet potatoes - and while, for hippie-ish reasons, I'm not a huge fan of microwaving things, I tried this method.  We were HUNGRY and impatient for breakfast, and it turns out this really works well!  --> Rinse sweet potato and wrap in a paper towel, and cook for 4-6 minutes.  Alternately, you could steam or boil your sweet potato if you're in no rush.

- In a blender or food processor, mix sweet potato, eggs, and banana.  I choose to use a mostly green banana, for lighter sugar content.  Add baking soda and cinnamon, and scrape down the sides, processing again until smooth.  

- Heat 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil in a cast-iron skillet, and drop batter into the pan, creating cakes about the size of the palm of your hand.  

- Cook about 2-3 minutes each side, until golden brown.

- Serve topped with a healthy portion of butter from pastured cows!