If you are trying to lean out while still having the right carbs, then sweet potatoes could be your best friend. Why are sweet poataoes better then your regular white or yellow option? It’s due to how the body breaks down this orange root. The carbohydrates in a sweet potato break down slower then white or yellow. They are considered a slow processing carb and they have been used by bodybuilder and fitness fanatics for years as a way to maintain their sleek figures while still having a healthy energy level. This sweet potato pancake recipe is high in protein, low in fat, and is recommended to use on the “athlete” version of the paleo diet. You will only need 5 key ingredients to make this tasty treat a reality.
Ingredients in Sweet Potato Pancakes – Paleo Style
2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and shredded (about 4 cups)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dried fines herbs
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
2 large eggs, lightly beaten – you can also use egg whites but you might have to add a bit more egg whites to even out the amount. I would say 3 – 4 egg whites in place or the 2 whole eggs.
2 to 3 tablespoons coconut oil, or olive oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
How to Make Sweet Potato Pancakes – The Paleo Way
* Shred your sweet potatoes. You can also try using our favorite Veggetti vegetable slicer. Then once they are in rings, slice them up into smaller pieces.
* Evenly distribute your slot, pepper, garlic, and herbs over the shredded sweet potatoes.
* Add in the chopped onions, and eggs (or egg whites) – Make sure the egg mixture coats all of the shredded potatoes. This way, you get a well cooked and cohesive sweet potato pancake.
Use either olive oil or coconut oil. Pour directly into heat pan. I prefer to use a spray olive oil or spay coconut oil to reduce the amount of fat used. Each pancake is roughly 1/2 a cup of the batter mixture.
Cook for 5 minutes on each side, covered. Pancakes should be golden brown. Garnish and serve.
Fitness tips: If you love this recipe, why not make a double or triple batch? Store the extras in the fridge and use them a a pre workout snack. If you prefer them sweet, use some low calorie syrup for a breakfast full of vitamins and slow carbs.
This recipe for sweet potato pancakes is easy, cheap and fast. Print this from the share links above and be sure to share it with all your paleo or fitness fanatic friends and family. Fitness and health is meant to be shared ; )