Sweet Potato Pancakes

During a recent weekend trip with daughter #3 to visit my cousin in midtown Atlanta, we strolled down the street and had Sunday brunch at The Cafe Intermezzo.  The midtown location had been open for two weeks and I suppose they were still working out the kinks as service was a tad slow.  There were no complaints from us as we were savoring our last leisurely morning together before hitting the road back home.  The place was packed out so I’m assuming it will be a keeper.

I ordered the sweet potato pancakes.  My dining companions (cousin and daughter #3) had the ham and cheese crepes and the Nutella banana crepes, respectively.  And, of course, we had to have a bite of each other’s entree.  That’s what friends and family are for.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Cafe Intermezzo

As much as I adored the sweet potato pancakes, my very first thought was not how good they were, but that I could probably make them as good or better.  So I did.

Sweet Potato Pancakes
  • 1 cup self rising flower
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups almond milk (or whole milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz. jar sweet potatoes (baby food)
  • Powdered sugar, butter and syrup (optional, for topping)
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Cook pancakes in batches in skillet sprayed with veg. oil spray between each batch, on med. high heat. When bubbles begin to burst, flip pancakes over and cook until done. Sprinkle pancakes with powdered sugar, top with a pat of butter and syrup. This recipe makes about 20 pancakes using a ¼ scoop of batter for each pancake. Enjoy!

The sweet potato has and always will be my favorite potato.  Give me a choice between a “regular” potato (such as russet, etc.) and a sweet potato and you betcha bottom dollar that I’m choosing the sweet potato.  Every single time.

Here’s my version of Cafe Intermezzo’s sweet potato pancakes!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Here’s a picture of  an early morning view from my cousin’s condo in midtown. I’m in love with this view!


P.S. – You can find my recipe for sweet potato dumplings here!  It’s a keeper, too!  Also, note that I used baby food sweet potatoes in my recipe.  It’s just easier.  If you prefer, you can use one medium sweet potato, baked and mashed.  It’s all good.

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  1. These look awesome. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes.


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