Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Alli

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A special breakfast, in my opinion, calls for pancakes. When I combined my love for pancakes and sweet potatoes, I came up with a winner. We also enjoy these pancakes whenever we have breakfast for dinner. 

Pancakes Are Perfect For Breakfast Or Brunch

I love having the entire family over for a special occasion breakfast or brunch (it’s a mom thing).  Spending time with the family is too important to spend all morning in the kitchen. Aunt Jamima helps me spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the family.

You'll never guess what the secret ingredient is in my sweet potato pancakes.

I always rely on Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix to make me look good and to save time.  That smiling face was always a staple in my mom’s kitchen and you’ll always find Aunt Jemima pancake mix in my pantry and syrup in my refrigerator.

Stack of Sweet Potato Pancakes

Secret Ingredient for my Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete gives me a headstart on my light and fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes.  I bet you’ll never guess my secret ingredient!  It’s baby food sweet potatoes! I don’t have time to cook and mash sweet potatoes.  The baby food is the perfect consistency for these pancakes and it’s so convenient.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

With just a few ingredients, it doesn’t take long at all to make a huge platter of these pancakes. 

Sweet Potato Pancakes made with Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete

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Yield: 12 pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes are light, fluffy and easy to make! These pancakes are delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 4 oz. sweet potatoes, pureed (I use all-natural sweet potato baby food - works perfectly!)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and stir until large lumps disappear. Do not overmix. Let batter sit for 2 minutes to thicken. If the batter is too thin, add a little more pancake mix. If too thick, add more water.
  3. Lightly grease skillet with solid shortening.
  4. Pour slightly less than ¼ cup batter for each pancake onto skillet.
  5. Flip when pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden.
  6. Serve with Aunt Jemima® Original Syrup.


I use Beech-Nut Organic Sweet Potato baby food in the glass jar (4 oz.) for this recipe.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 5mgSodium 254mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 5g

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Do try my Sweet Potato Pancakes. They’re light and fluffy with a subtle taste of sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and brown sugar – perfect for a family holiday breakfast. And make sure to slow down and enjoy spending time with your family during the holidays.  Oh, the memories you’ll make!

Sweet Potato Pancakes made with Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete and my not-so-secret ingredients.

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Updated August 2020




Leelo R November 6, 2015 - 6:44 am

I’ve never tried sweet potato pancakes, but these look so yummy! I have to try these next time I’m making pancakes!

Becka November 6, 2015 - 7:38 am

These look absolutely lovely as yiur photos are amazing! I’m so going to have to try these .

Mistee Dawn November 6, 2015 - 10:48 am

Oh wow! These look amazing. I have never had Sweet Potato pancakes before, but they sound great!

Briton November 6, 2015 - 10:57 am

I love pancakes AND sweet potatoes so I will definitely be trying these! They look so yummy and I bet my kids would go crazy over them!

Alex November 6, 2015 - 11:02 am

I LOVE sweet potato pancakes! Unfortunately, my husband isn’t a fan, so we rarely make them, but now I am definitely craving them & will have to make them asap!

Jennifer November 6, 2015 - 12:23 pm

you can do that?! I seriously have NEVER thought to add baby food for some extra flavor. I’m not a fan of sweet potato but I’ll be buying some banana baby food to test this on!

James November 6, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Your pancakes remind me of the way my grandmother used to cook them. That reminds me, I should give her a call. While I’m still on the subject I can hardly wait for the day I can refer to my wife as grandma and not get punched in the arm.

Angelic Sinova November 6, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Those Sweet Potato Pancakes looks absolutely delicious! Christmas/the holidays is definitely my favorite time of year too. These would be perfect to wake up too on a chilly winter morning <3

Zan November 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm

My family loves sweet potato and we love pancakes. You can find me making pancakes on Saturday mornings but it has never ocoured to me to add sweet potatoes to them. I know we will enjoy this!!

Breanna November 6, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Thanks for making me HUNGRY! Haha! These look amazing – your photography is awesome, and this recipe looks scrumptious! I need to save it for later! 🙂

Heather @ Kraus House Mom November 6, 2015 - 10:09 pm

I never would have thought to add in baby food, that pure genius. I should do that next time I make them so my kids can get an extra boost.

Mar November 6, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Oh these look so good! I love try alternative pancakes!

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy November 7, 2015 - 2:01 am

These look so fluffy and yummy! My husband loves sweet potato, and he’d love these.

Stephen Parry November 7, 2015 - 4:10 am

Sweet Potato Pancakes? I have never heard about this but I now NEED to try them!!

Erlene November 7, 2015 - 8:10 am

I’ve never had sweet potato pancakes. I have used baby food in carrot cakes before and it makes them super moist and tasty. I bet this is delicious.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 7, 2015 - 11:15 am

I make breakfasts on holidays, and normally I make French Toast, but I think Sweet Potato Pancakes might be in order for Thanksgiving morn, Alli! These look amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!

dina d. November 7, 2015 - 2:43 pm

These look and sound amazing. I love the baby food hack, you just gave me so many awesome ideas! Who would have thought to use baby food as a replacement for purees in recipes? Well, you obviously, lol.

Jaime Nicole November 7, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Oh yummmm. I love sweet potatoes, pancakes, and potato pancakes. How did I never come up with sweet potato pancakes?? What a great idea – will definitely be trying this out!

Chantal November 8, 2015 - 11:54 am

Yum these sound amazing! I have never tried sweet potato pankcakes but they sure do sound good!

LaShawn November 8, 2015 - 7:27 pm

These sound delicious! I don’t know why I’ve never tried sweet potato pancakes!

Tyra November 9, 2015 - 9:40 am

Okay I am going to have to investigate this further becuase this sounds delish! And adding baby food for extra flavor…genius!

Linda Szymoniak March 26, 2020 - 3:43 pm

I grew up hating sweet potatoes, but then again the only way I had ever seen them made was the horrible Thanksgiving casserole with tons of marshmallows on them. I have since realized I love them – in almost any other way! I definitely have to try this recipe, and think some real maple syrup and perhaps a sprinkling of chopped pecans would make them heaven!

Sharon August 5, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Is there enough liquid in the sweet potato puree to make the batter or do you need to add water per the pancake mix instructions?

Alli August 5, 2020 - 5:41 pm

I was having a blonde moment on my way out the door when I answered you earlier. Yes, make the pancakes as directed on the package, using 1-1/4 cups water and adding the spices and sweet potato puree. I will add this to the recipe instructions. Thanks for catching that!


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