Sweet Potato Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

I found myself at the grocery store staring at the sweet potatoes. I just knew they were trying to tell me something. Trying to tell me that they would make the perfect pancake.

So I bought a few and looked up some recipes. I stumbled across this one and decided to give it a go, with some substitutes of course, because that’s how I roll!

This recipe is seriously delicious and the pancakes turn out more pancake-like than most of the gluten free, vegan ones I make. You know, more fluffy, less crepe-like.


  • 1/3 cup sweet potato

  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk (I actually used the coconut almond blend)

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa or chickpea flour or combo

  • 1/2 cup potato starch

  • 2 tbsp sunflower lecithin (I’m going to be adding this to more and more of my recipes because it helps Fletcher get more choline in his diet because of his egg allergy. Total side note, it’s not necessary and won’t make or break the recipe)

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


First you need to make some sweet potato mash. You can do this however you fancy. But I made it by cutting up a sweet potato chucking it in the Instant Pot for 7 minutes on high pressure with a little water. Then I took it out and mashed it up through it in the freezer to cool down while I did dishes, made a salad for dinner and some other stuff. I feel like if you want to make these for breakfast you should make the sweet potato the night before. I made them at night so I could have them ready to eat the next day. Long story short, make the mash and wait until it cools down.


Next up, throw all the ingredients into a mixer and mix away! Seriously, this is all I did. Sometimes I do things crazy! CRAZY, I tell you!

Heat your pan up to a medium heat with some coconut oil. Plop some batter down and boom wait for that pancake to make itself.

After a few minutes flip those puppies and admire the GOLD. I mean they are a nice gold colour, but also like a super good looking pancake.

Serve them with some butter and maple syrup or peanut butter or jam or ketchup if you are a weirdo. Whatever you like!

Totally thicker than most vegan, gluten free pancakes.

Totally thicker than most vegan, gluten free pancakes.