breakfast Fall gluten-free pancakes/waffles/french toast

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

October 3, 2014

Make your mornings a little sweeter with these fluffy Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes. They’re healthy and gluten-free with the added bonus of sweet potato!

Life is a like a stack of pancakes.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes - A #healthy pancake #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comIt is delicious and hearty and filled with love…

But rarely is it perfect.

The first couple rounds are never quite right…

But eventually you get the hang of it.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes - A #healthy pancake #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comEveryone has their own unique way of enjoying it…

Complicated, simple, with others, alone.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes - A #healthy pancake #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comSometimes you miss your mark…

And sometimes you find yourself drowning in its sweetness.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes - A #healthy pancake #recipe for Fall! // thehealthymaven.comBut no matter how many times you mess up, you’re grateful for another day and another stack of pancakes.


Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 pancakes


  • 2 cups oat flour*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked & mashed sweet potato**
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking powder, salt and spices
  2. In a separate bowl combine sweet potato, egg, maple syrup, vanilla and almond milk.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. If batter is too thick add in a bit more almond milk.
  6. Spray or melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  7. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to form pancakes.
  8. Cook until all bubbles have popped (about 3 mins) & flip over for 1 min. Repeat until all batter is used.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves.


*To make oat flour grind up rolled oats in a blender or food processor. Use gluten-free oats if necessary. **I cooked my sweet potato in the microwave for 8 minutes (poke holes in skin with fork before nuking) and then “mashed” it by blending it with 1 T water until smooth.

Make your mornings a little sweeter with these fluffy Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes. They're healthy and gluten-free with the added bonus of sweet potato!Finish this sentence: Life is like _________


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    Pip {Cherries & Chisme}
    October 3, 2014 at 5:29 am

    This totally made me think of that song “life is a rollercoaster, you’ve just gotta ride it”, Ronan Keating I think, did you guys have him? Going to be singing that all day now 😉
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    Dorothy Boucher
    October 3, 2014 at 6:07 am

    those pancakes definitely looks yummy to me 😉 thanks for sharing the recipe with us

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    October 3, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I can’t help but just say it’s like the box of chocolates because Forrest Gump’s mom was right – you never know what you will get and really, there are a ton of nuts lol….Love the look of this recipe and may use it for my son’s birthday pancake stack on Monday! Have an easy fast if you do fast tonight. I stopped attempting the fast thing – do I really want to pass out from lack of food? Not really.
    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted…Desire To Be Cool And The Coolest Sweet Potato Ever

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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers
    October 3, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Life is like a bowl of cherries. Lot’s of pits, but generally worth it. 🙂 These sound great, Southern fusion. haha
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    Heather @fitncookies
    October 3, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Life is like… a bicycle. Have to keep your balance or you’ll crash. Love the recipe!!
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    Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
    October 3, 2014 at 6:46 am

    D’you think I could use this batter to make muffins too?
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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    October 3, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Fail pour shot? I’ve definitely been there AND still used the photo but it literally does not matter because these look amazing. Even though I’m pretty bad at pancake making. Teach me your ways?
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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    October 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I love your life/pancake analogy, I think you hit the nail on the head, or should I say topped the stack with syrup!
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    October 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

    These look incredible! What do you think about using whole wheat flour?
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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

      probably! You might need to thin out the batter a bit with more almond milk but it should work 🙂 Enjoy Em!!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    October 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I would love some sweet potato pancakes right about now! I can’t think of a good ending for your “life is like” question. I was gonna try and think of something having to do with wine, but….Anyway, happy Friday!
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    Jaclyn @ Bumpsweat
    October 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Whoa! Adding these to the Saturday morning breakfast to-make list. They look so delicious!
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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    October 3, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Super cute post, gurrrrrl!!! I need these in my mouth covered in all the maple syrup like yesterday.
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    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
    October 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Teach me how to end up with a stack that big of perfect pancakes. I never get that many. And I freaking love the pour shot – hope you didn’t have to lick up too much of sticky mess (I don’t feel bad for ya..). 🙂
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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    October 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

    If this blogging thing doesn’t work out, you could be a poet.
    Also, why am I only seeing all the pancake recipes this morning AFTER I had breakfast?!?!
    p.s. life is pancakes (no ‘like’ needed)
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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
    October 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Totally yum! And I like your analogy… and that last photo shot… and I have a cooked sweet tater in my fridge that should be used for the recipe. Yep, I think so.
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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    October 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I love sweet potato pancakes!!! These look perfect – so fluffy! And yeah… I live the messy sticky-but-sweet life.
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    October 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    we’ve been missing our mark for a while in life.. but i am hoping and praying for a good pour of sweetness soon. yes, and yum!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    October 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Do you think I could use the batter to make a fedora hat?

    Please tell me you shamelessly licked the syrup which spilled over.
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    Lesley @ the Breakfast Runner
    October 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Yum!!! Sweet potatoes + pancakes = my favs!
    These will def be on my breakfast table ASAP.
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    October 3, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I love the simplicity of this post. Anything related to life is usually solid stuff, and these pancakes are no exception. YUM.

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    Selena @
    October 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Looks like we were both craving the same thing this week! 😉 Then again I am ALWAYS up for pancakes!
    Yours look so yummy with those pecans!!!
    Selena @ recently posted…Maple Sea Salt Sweet Potato Pancakes

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      great minds 😉 We need to eat some pancakes together!!

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    October 4, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Well this looks like heaven on a plate!
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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    October 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Amen to that!! I love me some pancakes & these sound delicious. Actually, I just woke up and am pretty hungry so can you bring a stack on down to me?!! Thanks!!
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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
    October 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    These looks so good! You take the best pictures. Have a great weekend!
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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    October 5, 2014 at 10:36 am

    That was so profound. Seriously. I might quote you on some of these nuggets of wisdom the next time I eat pancakes.
    Gahh I wish the next pancakes I would be eating were these!
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    October 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I read this Friday am… on a type of transportation ;)… and it really resonated with me that morning. Life really is like a stack of pancakes. Only you would make that assumption. But anyway… thank you for this. It meant a lot haha.
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    October 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’m intrigued. I will try these for sure.

    Life is like an Outkast song: kinda of crazy and rhythmical all at once.

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    athletic avocado
    October 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    mmmm love the look of these!
    athletic avocado recently posted…Perfect Fall Breakfast: Pumpkin-Ricotta French Toast Roll-ups

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    October 11, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious!
    I’m a sucker for healthy pancakes, and these look divine! Do you think I could sub oat flour for buckwheat flour?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X
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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

      you can definitely give it a try! It may be a little thick but adding almond milk should help if it is. Otherwise I think you should be fine 🙂 Enjoy!

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    February 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    These look so yummy and fluffy. Lucky me I had all the ingredients to make them! I just finished and I find that inside they’re mushy and warm. Is that how they’re supposed to be?
    There are only two things I did to this recipe: 1) I cut the recipe in half, I only wanted enough for my breakfast meal. 2) The batter seemed a little on the thicker side – although not dry I went ahead and added a little more milk to resemble the consistency of real pancake batter. I’m thinking that is where I messed up, but if that’s the case what could I have done to fix it? Added more oatmeal or baking soda?

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    March 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Made these for dinner tonight. Very good! Especially topped with Greek yogurt.

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    September 4, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Made these pancakes for dinner! They have an amazingly soothing flavor! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Will make this again…and then again…and maybe even again! 🙂

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