These better for you buttermilk pancakes are irresistibly fluffy and tender, and just so happen to be made with a fall-favorite vegetable. Cooked and mashed sweet potato is whisked into a cinnamon and nutmeg spiced batter for a very autumn take on buttermilk pancakes. And you're not just drizzling maple syrup on top of a stack; the batter itself is sweetened with syrup for more of those warming caramel and vanilla notes throughout. Make sure to shop for real maple syrup for maximum deliciousness. Pro tip: While cooking these sweet potato pancakes, be patient and let the undersides turn a deep golden brown before flipping.
Whether sweet potatoes are baked, mashed, or mixed into breakfast or dessert, these vibrant tubers add natural sweetness and a boatload of nutritional perks. They're high in fiber, antioxidants, and immune-boosting vitamin C. If you want a little unexpected color, look for purple varieties.