Sweet potato protein pancakes

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I just love sweet potatoes.

If you’re looking to put on some size and strength, they are an essential, cheap, and delicious carbohydrate source. Bake them up in batches on the weekend, along with some meat and assorted vegetables, and you’ve got all the food you need for the entire week.

Don’t let anyone tell you it’s hard or costly to eat well. All you need to do is a little prep. Also, why not make a treat out of these meals if you can? The better the food tastes, the easier time you’ll have putting on muscle, that’s for certain.

Here’s one of my absolute favorite recipes for sweet potato breakfast pancakes. You should give them a try.




Here’s what you’re going to need…

  • 1/2 cup of oat flour. Make your own by grinding down oats in a blender.
  • 1 large cooked sweet potato. Try roasting it, it adds flavor.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  • Splash of plain yoghurt or milk.


Beat the eggs together and add the vanilla. Blend the sweet potato to a purée, then stick everything in your blender and pulse until you have a smooth batter.

As always, don’t over mix! Once the batter comes together, stop blending.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease with butter or coconut oil. Pour in half of your batter and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the edge go golden brown and the top firms up. Flip your pancake and cook for another minute. Add a bit more fat to then pan and you’re ready for another.

I like to serve my pancakes stuffed with fresh berries and smothered with a chocolate peanut protein drizzle. It’s really to die for.

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If you’re looking to put on some muscle and strength this recipe is perfect. Here are the total macronutrients, without the drizzle and fruit:

  • 362 total calories
  • 24 grams of protein
  • 58 grams of carbohydrate
  • 3 grams of fat

I hope you enjoy it. Remember, if you’re going to get big and strong you must eat. So, you might as well start with pancakes.

Eat well,


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15 Responses to “Sweet potato protein pancakes”

  1. Martin

    Hey guys, this recipe is awesome but I can not recpgnize how much does large potato weights . Can you please for next time write weight of ingredients please ? Thank you, your page is awesome.

    • Mike

      I prefer weights as well; there’s no telling how much “one large sweet potato” is. So…

      Weighing out half a cup of oat flour comes out to 1.9 oz (I rounded to 2 oz). If you add 3 large egg whites, that’s about 50 cal. The milk/yogurt, cinnamon, baking powder don’t add many calories, so to get close to the macro numbers posted, you’re looking at about 4 oz of sweet potato.

      Although the post should really be amended to say egg whites, in which case a volume would also be helpful for those just pouring from a carton — half a cup seems about right.

      I made the recipe with a splash of whole milk, 6oz of sweet potato, and 3 whole eggs — it was a little custardy / sweet potato heavy, so 4oz might be good.

  2. Drew

    Is it egg white or the full egg? Just looking at the macros and it’s only 3 grams of fat

  3. Jim

    What is in the chocolate peanut protein drizzle and how do I make it? This seems like a good breakfast for the wife and kids for Mother’s Day.

  4. Ben

    I’ve been put off by such things with names like protein pancakes but these look like they are the bomb. I will be trying them out this weekend

    • Chris

      If it didn’t say protein, then it would be just a pancake recipe. Recipes aren’t silly, if you’re the kinda guy that would really like a treat that also has a macro balance. Great for sweet tooth and strength gains.

  5. SBO

    Thank you ,I will try to do it.

    I have never tried cake , These cake looks awesome!

  6. Andy

    I was never a fan of anything more complicated than a bowl of oats or boiled eggs, but I have a couple of sweet potatoes in the cupboard, so maybe I’ll try this one. My sweet tooth tells me I’m gonna like this one.


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