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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    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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    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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    October 4, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Well this looks like heaven on a plate!

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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!!!

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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