Sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes

These hearty oat based pancakes are the perfect balance of healthy and decadent with both sweet potatoes and chocolate chips!

Sweet potato oat chocolate chip pancakes | runningtothekitchen.com

Lazy Sunday mornings are probably my favorite time of the entire week; sleeping in until at least 9am (ok, more like 10), moseying downstairs in pajamas, getting the pot of coffee brewing, starting on a breakfast that weekdays don’t afford the time for and hopping under a blanket on the couch after breakfast to sip coffee and read/peruse social media/play words with friends. I am not that person that wakes up early to cram more hours into their weekend day to enjoy. I can’t even pretend to understand those people and their crazy early morning antics. 6am wakeups on a weekend are just wrong. Very, very wrong. Even Ginger gets it and doesn’t get up until she hears us moving around on a weekend morning.

So this is all well and good except for the fact that in 3 weeks we’ll be moving in with the epitome of “morning people”: my parents. They are those crazies habitually up before the sun and with 3 dogs that follow suit. On an average of 4 or 5 times a week, there will be multiple text messages on my phone from my mom before I even wake up. And now I’m about to be 2 bedrooms away from her instead of a 30 minute drive which means one thing:

Sweet potato oat chocolate chip pancakes | runningtothekitchen.com

no more lazy Sunday mornings for awhile.

I do have one thing in my back pocket though, bribery with sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes. I’m thinking she might just let me sleep in if I play that card.

Sweet potato chocolate chip pancakes
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These hearty oat based pancakes are the perfect balance of healthy and decadent with both sweet potatoes and chocolate chips!
Recipe type: pancakes
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup cooked sweet potato
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce (I used homemade applesauce that was sweetened, if using unsweetened, you might want to increase the brown sugar amount)
  • ½ tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup white whole wheat flour (<-- absolutely love this flour!)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl.
  3. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. The batter will be a little thick and might need some “help” pouring.
  5. Grease a griddle pan over medium heat and pour the batter to form a pancakes about 5 inches in diameter.
  6. Cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and cook about 1 minute on the other side.
*you could substitute pumpkin puree for the sweet potato in this recipe just cut back the milk to ½ cup.


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  1. 1

    I have never used sweet potatoes in a pancake recipe.. yummy!

  2. 2

    LOVE cooking and baking with sweet potatoes. Pumpkin gets the spotlight, but these orange guys deserve love too. Hang onto those lazy days as long as you can!

  3. 3

    Before I even saw the pictures or read the post I saw the Title and literally went “oh my gawshhhh” Sweet potatoes and chocolate chips? In pancakes? Yes please!

  4. 4

    I love lazy weekend mornings too especially when there’ s a plate of pancakes involved!

  5. 5

    yum, these look fantastic!

  6. 6

    Sweet Potatoes in pancakes! GEnius! I have a love affair with sweet potatoes, I always have them on hand and eat them every week! Definitely going to need to try these!

  7. 7

    I’m also really big on lazy, long Sunday mornings. I love taking my time to eat breakfast. And these pancakes are on my menu for this Sunday. They look amazing!

  8. 8

    Wow…. these look so good! Sweet potato + chocolate = a fantastic combo! :)

  9. 9

    I am sweet potato obsessed, and the chocolate chips are just the icing on the cake! Also, that King Arthur white whole wheat flour is my very favorite too–so great in all baked goods and pancakes!

  10. 11

    looks like a yummy breakfast!

  11. 12

    I just stumbled across your blog and love it! I love putting sweet potatoes in baked goods! I will be making this recipe next time I make pancakes – they look amazing! :D

  12. 14

    Sweet potatoes and chocolate?! Two of my favorite things! These looks like a perfect weekend breakfast!

  13. 15

    I am shoveling these into my mouth with a side of chorizo. Great recipe!


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