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Sweet Potato Pancakes
Need a great boost pre or post work out? Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates that break down into glucose which is our primary fuel source for energy. 


By: thedailydiehl

They are filled with essential micronutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium and Fiber. All these micronutrients are important for muscle repair and growth. Consuming a diet that is high in complex carbohydrates provides positive energy levels, exercise performance and overall function.


Ingredients (serving size 4 pancakes for 1 person):

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1 tablespoon almond flour
1 regular egg
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda or powder
1 Tablespoon Honey (or Maple Syrup)
Coconut Oil
Optional: Banana

Directions:

Peel the sweet potato and cut width wise. Place in a pan and bring to boil. Let them boil for about 8-10 minutes. You don’t want them to be too mushy but if you stick a fork in it and it goes through they are ready!

Once the sweet potato are finished boiling, drain and mash with a masher.

Place in a bowl and blend in the almond flour, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extra and baking powder.

Whisk all the ingredients together until it builds a pancake-like consistency.

Let the batter sit for a few minutes so it thickens. In the meantime, heat a medium pan on medium-high heat and coat the pan with coconut oil.

Once the pan is warm, use 1/4 measuring cup (you can use 1/2 cup if you want bigger pancakes) and scoop out the batter and slowly pour into the pan so it forms a circle.

Once bubbles begin to appear on the top of the pancake, its ready to flip! (usually takes like 3 mins, tops). Then flip to the other side carefully and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Top with banana, blueberries or any fruit of your choice, dash of more cinnamon and some honey.