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Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes


Between you and me – is there something that you adore – but you don’t crave?

Even though you love it, you can do without it, but the moment you get to experience it – you cannot seem to get enough?

For example let’s take chocolate cake, you might adore it – but you manage to convince yourself you don’t need it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – you might even make it many months without tasting a sliver – but then you end up with a slice on your plate – and you realize what true love is! Okay so maybe I shouldn’t go that far – but, you get my drift?

sweet potato onion garlic pancakes

Well, this past weekend, my “chocolate cake” happened to be “Friday Night Lights” (the TV series)!

Forever one who always seems to miss the bandwagon, I didn’t watch Friday Night Lights when it first came out in 2006. But, over the last couple of months, my daughter and I worked our way through all five seasons – with a marathon vegging out session this past weekend which resulted in us finishing the whole series! I don’t believe it took us 2 months to finish 76 episodes (and here I was thinking I didn’t even like watching TV)!

My daughter and I couldn’t help but root for the characters through their struggles and cheer them on through their triumphs – both on and off the field. There were so many episodes that sparked feverish discussions between my daughter and I; the teen daughter rebelling; the brother who went to jail for a crime his brother committed just so his brother could stay and be a dad to his son; the gifted and cocky player who was humbled before he landed a scholarship; the player who made a life for himself when all hope seemed to be lost after a horrible accident…if you have watched this series – you know the heart and depth of the scenarios in it – if you haven’t, I would highly recommend it – but maybe not finishing the whole series in 2 months! 🙂


Marathon vegging out sessions need fuel – and that’s where these pancakes come into play. These savory sweet potato pancakes were our brunch –and– kept chocolate cake off our minds through out our marathon TV-viewing.

Made with sweet potatoes and chick pea flour – these are gluten free. And flavored with garlic, onion and cumin – these are definitely not taste free! We had ours with a side of date and tamarind chutney.


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Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

A gluten free, savory pancake - flavored with onions,garlic and cumin!


  • 3/4 cup sweet potato baked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup chick pea flour, besan flour
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • dash of salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Then, drop 3-4 tablespoons onto a skillet, coated with olive oil or butter
  3. Cook on a low flame for 3-4 minutes and flip and cook the other side for another 3-4 minutes
  4. Serve with date and tamarind chutney

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Monday 8th of December 2014

I have never seen Friday night Lights - looks like I am missing out! I love the idea of sweet potato pancakes. Must make!


Sunday 7th of December 2014

Drooling over here in Houston...These look fabulous! I have yet to make sweet potato pancakes, but would love to try this one!


Saturday 6th of December 2014

I love these pancakes!!! I've never made sweet potato pancakes if you can believe that!!! wow, they look so good! and Friday Night Lights is my sister's fave tv show. . she loves that show!!! :)


Friday 5th of December 2014

I could eat up the whole stack. Sweet Potato has been my new favorite and yet another great idea from you my dear. Looks delicious. Friday Night Lights, will surely check it out. I was so hooked onto Pretty Little Liars(guilty pleasure). As I read your post, kept thinking that there are so many things I love, it's not even fair. I need to hold onto my cravings.:). Enjoy your weekend with your girl.

Julia |

Thursday 4th of December 2014

I love these gluten free savory pancakes! In general, I love savory breakfasts, and I always have to explain myself to others when I eat regular pancakes or crepes plain, without regular maple syrup or other sweetener. I just like my pancakes as savory as they can get! :)

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