Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe & Video


Whether you call them latkes or pancakes, a version of these tasty little shredded potato patties are part of holiday tables across cultures and traditions. Whether they’re already part of your holiday meal or not, it might be time to give this healthy version a try this year. Using sweet potatoes may not be totally traditional but provides a great source of potassium, fiber and vitamin A. Lightly browned in a pan until just crisp and then baked in the oven, these Sweet Potato Pancakes also incredibly delicious. Your family will love them.

Yield: 12 servings (1 pancake each)

Ingredients for your Kroger shopping list:
3 cups peeled and grated sweet potatoes (approximately 2-3 medium)
1 onion, chopped
3 egg whites
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Kroger salt
1/4 teaspoon Kroger ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons canola oil
Non-fat sour cream (optional)
Applesauce (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine grated potatoes and chopped onion. Add egg whites, bread crumbs, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Place a large skillet over medium heat, and add 1 Tablespoon of canola oil. To make pancakes, form patties using 1/3 cup of mixture and drop into oil. Use additional oil for additional batches. Allow patties to lightly brown on one side, then turn over. Once both sides of pancake are lightly browned, transfer to baking sheet in a single layer. Bake pancakes for 15 minutes, turn over, and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. Transfer pancakes to serving platter and serve with non-fat sour cream or unsweetened applesauce.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 60 Calories; 2.5 grams Fat; 0 grams Saturated Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 150 mg Sodium; 9 grams Carbohydrates; 2 grams Sugar; 1 gram Fiber; 2 grams Protein; 80 percent daily recommended vitamin A

What are the health benefits of these ingredients?

  • Sweet potatoes: Good source of potassium and fiber; high in vitamin A.
  • Onions: Contain potassium and fiber; high in vitamin C.
  • Eggs: Good source of vitamin B-12, vitamin D and protein.

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Categories: EatWell