Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

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My favorite holiday, by far, is Christmas!  I get a warm, fuzzy feeling when the holidays are just around the corner and there’s a chill in the air.

I get excited about spending time with the family and especially the grandchildren.  The way their eyes light up when they spy my Christmas tree for the first time and when they find out I’m making Sweet Potato Pancakes for breakfast are moments to be cherished forever.

Sweet Potato Pancakes are perfect for family holiday breakfast and brunch get togethers. Aunt Jemima gives me a head start and I don't spend all morning in the kitchen.

Holiday Brunch

I’m almost at a loss for words when I try to describe the feeling I have when the entire family comes over for a holiday breakfast or brunch (it’s a mom thing).  Spending time with the family is too important to spend all morning in the kitchen.

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.

Aunt Jemima Sweet Potato Pancakes

To ensure that I have everything I need for my Sweet Potato Pancakes, I swing by Walmart and head for the breakfast aisle.  I like that the syrup and pancake mix is side-by-side on the shelf.

Aunt Jemima gives me a head start on my Sweet Potato Pancakes.

Secret Ingredient for my Light and Fluffy 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 Made with Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete and a few of my own ingredients.

With just a few ingredients, Aunt Jemima helps me serve homemade pancakes that are delicious and brings the family together for the holidays.  It just can’t get any better than this!

Sweet Potato Pancakes made with Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete

Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes


  • 2 cups Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete
  • 5 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.
  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.
  7. Makes 12-18 pancakes

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?



About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


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

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!!

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

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

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

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

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