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.

Do you enjoy brunch? What’s your favorite brunch food?

Updated August 2020



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