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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

These savory sweet potato pancakes are perfect for lunch or dinner. Pair them with a chive dipping sauce for the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

sweet potato pancake recipe

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Potato pancakes have always been on the top of my “most loved” foods. My uncle has a recipe that is amazing and I can never get enough of them when he makes it.

These pancakes, however, are made from sweet potatoes. Sweet potato pancakes are just as delicious and have a sweetness that I just can’t resist.

This sweet potato pancake recipe is savory – think latkes for lunch or dinner. A breakfast sweet potato pancake is next on my list to create because I want these pancakes all day, every day.

sweet potato balls dipped in panko bread crumbs

Hot to Make Sweet Potato Pancakes

This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. The flavors are simple but that’s why I like this recipe so much.

Begin by dicing up raw sweet potatoes and roasting them in the oven with a little salt and pepper. When the cooked sweet potatoes have cooled, mash them with a potato masher or a fork. I usually pull out a fork because I don’t like cleaning the masher.

fried sweet potato pancakes

sweet potato pancakes topped with chive dipping sauce

Pour the panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or plate. Form the sweet potato mash into small balls and roll them in the bread crumbs.

Heat some oil in a frying pan and drop the sweet potato balls into the pan. Use the back of a spatula to flatten the sweet potato balls into pancakes. Flip the  pancakes over when its crispy on one side and remove from the pan when its crispy on both.

photo of sweet potato pancakes topped with chive sauce

Chive Dipping Sauce

The chive dipping sauce is a made with greek yogurt and is perfect. Yeah, I said it – it’s perfect.

I’m a big fan of easy recipes and 4 ingredients is my kind of sauce.

All you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Then plop a dollop on top of your pile of pancakes and you’re good to go.

If you want a dipping sauce that’s even more savory, try these pancakes with my blue cheese dip.

mixed chive dipping sauce

sweet potato pancakes picture

I bought all of my ingredients for this recipe from Peapod. I love having my groceries delivered – I get more time to cook and eat all of my delicious creations.

My ranch snack mix is the perfect snack and my country style rigatoni is another great dinner recipe!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These savory sweet potato pancakes are perfect for lunch or dinner. Pair them with a chive dipping sauce for the perfect combination of sweet and savory.


Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for frying
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Chive Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat your oven to the broiler setting.
  2. Dice the sweet potatoes into evenly sized 1/2 inch pieces. Toss the sweet potatoes in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and evenly spread the mixture onto a sheet pan.
  3. Place the sheet pan in the oven and broil the sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.
  4. Pour the panko bread crumbs on a plate and form the mashed sweet potatoes into 12 balls (about 1/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes per ball.) Roll each ball in panko bread crumbs.
  5. Heat 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, place a sweet potato ball in the oil and smash it with a spatula. Cook on each side for 1 minute or until crispy. Remove the pancake from the pan and place it on a plate covered in a paper towel. Repeat with each sweet potato ball until all pancakes have been cooked.
  6. To make the chive sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve the sweet potato pancakes with the chive sauce on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 1208mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 9g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/23/2019

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Can we use purple sweet potatoes instead??

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Friday 29th of June 2018

Wow! Yum! These look phenomenal! Thanks for linking up!

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