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 1x


  • 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.

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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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    March 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

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

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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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    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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    athletic avocado
    October 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    mmmm love the look of these!

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    [email protected]
    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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    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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    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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