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A stack of paleo sweet potato pancakes and waffles on a cooling rack.
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Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes and Waffles

Sweet potato paleo pancakes are so delicious that you will think you are having dessert for breakfast. They are so fluffy and delicious and are the best way to start your day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, paleo, pancakes
Servings: 6 pancakes
Calories: 152kcal


  • Stand mixer, hand mixer, or blender
  • a frying pan, skillet, or griddle



  • Add your eggs and coconut milk to a mixing bowl and whisk together to combine.
  • Using a mixer, blender, (or really strong arms) combine your egg/coconut mixture with your mashed sweet potato.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients and mix well. (You can do this with a stand mixer, hand mixer, or in a blender. If using a blender, be sure to scrape down the sides a few times to get all the dry ingredients incorporated.)
  • Let the mixture sit for a few minutes while you melt some ghee in a skillet or on a griddle. (Medium-low heat.) This will allow the baking powder to get to work and fluff up the batter. You will want 2 - 3 teaspoons of ghee to start or even better, brown butter ghee.
  • Ladle about ¼ – ⅓ of a cup of pancake batter onto your skillet or griddle. If you are adding chocolate chips or fruit, add it now.
  • Once the pancake is slightly bubbly and the bottom is cooked to the point where you can slide a spatula underneath, flip it over and cook the other side. Each pancake takes about 2 – 4 minutes a side depending on how hot your pan is.
  • Add more ghee (1 teaspoon or less) to the pan in between pancakes and adjust your heat accordingly as you cook the pancakes. Your pan will eventually get really hot if it is on for a while and your pancakes can start to burn.
  • Once cooked, serve with fresh fruit, ghee, or maple syrup.


You can also make these sweet potato pancakes into sweet potato waffles by cooking the batter on a waffle iron - based on the size of your waffle iron, pour about ½ cup of batter onto your waffle iron, sprayed with a non-stick spray or coated with ghee or refined coconut oil.
If you are making a lot of sweet potato pancakes at one time and you want to keep them warm, turn your oven on to a very low temperature (250°F) or a “Warming” setting and spread your cooked sweet potato pancakes or waffles out on a baking sheet while you cook the rest of the pancakes. This will keep them warm and remove excess moisture while you cook the rest of your sweet potato pancakes.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg