Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sweet Potato Pancakes

2009 142We make these every Sunday morning and they taste like pumpkin pie for breakfast! I also really like to make my own pancake mix to have on hand- a great combo!


1/2 c. pureed sweet potato (or pure pumpkin)

1/2-1 t. cinnamon

1 c. pancake mix, prepared as directed on box

OR make your OWN pancake mix from scratch!


3 1/2 c. Whole wheat flour (you can use any combination of flours totaling 6 cups)

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

2/3 c. sugar

2 T. baking powder

1 T. baking soda

Combine ingredients with whisk and store in airtight container. When ready to use combine 1 c. mix with 3/4 c. milk and 1 egg.

Sweet Potato Fries

This is one of my favorite side dishes. I don't even like French fries, but sweet potato fries are another story! This is a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. The dipping sauce goes very well with the fries and also works perfectly on my open faced salmon sandwiches!

3-5 Sweet potatoes, cut into 1x5" fries
3 T. olive oil
2 T. chopped fresh basil
2 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper

3/4 mayonnaise
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 400.
Place the sweet potato fries on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. I like to place the fries on a cooling rack on the baking sheet to keep the fries from sticking to the sheet. Bake until golden, about 30-45 minutes.
Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.
When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the basil salt. Serve with the garlic mayonnaise alongside for dipping.