Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream.
So. My inquiring mind wants to know… what’s the deal with your leftovers?
Here’s the deal with mine.
I love leftovers in the next few days as a second (and, let’s be a real… a third) Thanksgiving meal. Straight up traditional, as in reheat that stuffing and mashed potatoes and turkey and what not. Give me another hot meal smothered in gravy just like the one I had the day before. I’m alllll over it.
But then, after one or two of those, I’m ready for a turkey sandwich (not gonna cry if it’s smothered in gravy too) or something of the sort. Something a leeeeeeettle bit less traditional but something that can take a walk on the wild side too.
I want to do crazy ass shit with leftovers. Yes. I don’t really know how else to exactly explain it, so those are the words I need to use. CRAZY.
I mean, I guess not TOO crazy, but still – I want to repurpose all the leftovers forever.
Day after thanksgiving breakfast hash! With cheddar mashed potato pancakes. Yes yes.
Or day after thanksgiving breakfast biscuits. Are these too weird? They are GOOD.
Or bacon, turkey and avocado ranch pizza. If you really want to spice it up.
OR sweet potato, bacon and brie grilled cheese. Just because.
The thing is, I rarely post my Thanksgiving leftovers recipe until Friday. And don’t you worry, I have another coming Friday and it’s quite possibly the most trashed up thing you will see this side of Christmas. I’ll post it early so get your leftovers ready! But in the meantime, I had TWO delicious ideas to share and figured to knock one off of the list today, just in case you want breakfast before black Friday shopping or if you wanted to stuff yourself at Thanksgiving brunch before Thanksgiving dinner.
If it’s the latter, we might be best friends. HOW COULD WE NOT BE?
If you want to eat a salad on Thursday morning, well. Um. Can you not?
These pancakes are lovely and fluffy and slightly sweet and covered in coconut cream and toasted coconut. Oh, and they are made with a vegetable, so eat as many as you want. Obviously.
Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato puree
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- maple syrup for serving
- 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
coconut whipped cream
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk, cold (refrigerated overnight)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sweet potatoes, 1 cup of the buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Whisk in the melted butter, making sure to whisk constantly so you don’t cook the egg if it’s still warm.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just combined, then stir in the remaining buttermilk until no lumps remain.
- Heat a large skillet or electric griddle over medium heat and butter it if desired. Add the pancake batter to the skillet 1/4 cup at a time, slightly smoothing it out if needed. Cook until bubbles appear on the tops of the batter rounds (about 2 minutes or so) and then flip, cooking for another minute or two. Remove and repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately with maple syrup, toasted coconut and the coconut whipped cream.
- Place the coconut in a skillet over low heat. Stir constantly until the coconut begins to turn golden and fragrant. I alternate between shaking the pan and stirring. Remove from the heat and stir for another 30 seconds or so, just so the coconut on the bottom doesn’t burn.
coconut whipped cream
- Take the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the can and discard the liquid (use it in a smoothie!), then scoop the firm coconut meat into the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until completely whipped and thick. Once thick, beat in the sugar. Set the bowl in the fridge until ready to use.
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P.S. You can also take your leftover whipped sweet potatoes and make sweet potato biscuits, and then turn those into bacon, egg and cheese biscuits. Are you dead yet?
61 Comments on “Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream.”
These look SO good! Never tried sweet potato in a pancake before.
Excuse me, Im going to go try to huff these. ;)
Oh my gahhh! I’m having a girls night and sleepover this weekend with some friends from college who I haven’t seen in ages – and I am most definitely suggesting these for our post-girls night brunch!
sweet potato pancakes? yes please! we always have whipped sweet potatoes at thanksgiving so they would be perfect in pancake form the next day.
Looks scrumptious . Will be making this. Thanks for the recipe!
Me too…. I like to repeat our Thanksgiving meal in original form for my next 2-3 meals, and then I start to go off the beaten path a little more. Like turkey salad sandwiches and pie for breakfast. These pancakes…. they look incredible! So fluffy!
yes! Love leftover recipes! The more trashed up the better! Have a happy Thanksgiving and I’m soooo looking forward to your trashy Friday post!
Pancakes…mmmm…. Leftovers are the whole reason for the meal, right? Oh, sure, family, fun, blah, blah, blah… Leftovers! I go straight for the huge leftover tower sandwich. Whatever there is goes on the sandwich, but must-haves are turkey, stuffing, cranberries, gravy on good white (yes, white) bread. Sooooo hungry right now for leftovers! Oh, and the sandwich, even the gravy, is cold. And messy.
Turkey enchiladas, turkey ala king, turkey salad (aka chicken salad, but with turkey and cranberry relish), trashed up salads, I actually do not like mashed potatoes, like, I could go the rest of my life without ever eating them again. But I like open faced turkey sandwiches. Grilled cheese with turkey and yams stuff inside–sooooooo good! They’re a bit messy, but worth it.
This will be my first black Friday shopping EVER! For the last ten years I’ve always had to work Black Friday (mandatory) and now I have a job where I was able to negotiate with my manager, I’m working the closing shift on Thanksgiving in order to have Black Friday off. To me, it’s so worth the trade off! And where am I going on black Friday? To a hardware store for ridiculously good deals! Tools are rather expensive and they have stuff for like $10 or under. And since Trader Joe’s is right across the street, I’ll be heading there afterwards!
Last year I made your Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Ranch Pizza and it was to DIE! This year I made cheddar waffles out of my leftover mashed potatoes and then stuffed all the leftovers in between two waffles! Smothered in gravy of course! Check it out!!!
YES THESE ARE AMAZING. (Also “crazy ass shit with leftovers” made me lol.) I love straight up leftovers too, but there’s something about pancakes on the holidays that just can’t be beat. Especially THESE fluffy piles of happiness. Yessss. (And bacon egg and cheese sweet potato biscuits YES I am dead.)
I like to make an epic leftover sandwich: turkey, cranberry chutney, brussels sprouts, a little gravy, some cheese.
Look at that! Awesome x
Wow! These look amazingly good!
i love the sound of these fluffy beauties! i’ve been using sweet potato and winter squash for so many sweet dishes lately, but haven’t explored the pancake world with them yet! and that coconut whip! too good! happy thanksgiving to you, jessica!
SO much yes! Love the fluffiness and the coconut whipped cream dollopped on top.. yum!
Oh my gosh! I have such a crush on sweet potatoes right now. After finally figuring out an amazing sweet potato chili and sweet potato garden spread, I am ready for this amazing recipe. Thank you so much for being awesome and posting this. I can’t wait for this coconut whip too!
definitely need these in my life. baking or cooking with sweet potatoes is my new obsession!
YES!! lovely lovely lovely
Oh. My. I’m thinking the sweet potato casserole with coconut pecan topping would meld right into pancakes like nobody’s business. Sweet!
SOOOOOOOOOO FLUFFY. ahhhhh
These look so heavenly, I want to eat them for every meal!!!
These look amazing and that pour shot…how do you manage to get the syrup squirted and ON the pancakes, not the table, and not flooding the whole setup? That would be me :) It takes like 50 frames to get 1 decent one…LOL. I guess I should dust off the tripod but nah. These look so wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Holy. Drool-worthy. Excuse my while I wipe my chin off.
Oh my but those sound good!!!!
Totally with you. Total leftover fan for one more plate but then…remix! HAHA…salad Thanksgiving morning…can you not?! I <3 you.
I would give up eating the sweet potatoes from dinner just so they would be leftover to make these pancakes. Oh my goodness the are outlandish—-and that is a big compliment.
Oh my goodness… if I’d had time to read this earlier this morning, I would have totally made these for breakfast! Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday as far as food goes because I’m all about the sweet potato, squash, Brussels, and roasted veg in general. Can’t wait to see what you do with your leftovers this year! :)
These pancakes look amazing and I CANNOT WAIT FOR TRASHED UP FRIDAY LEFTOVERS!
What brand of coconut milk do you use?
LOVE the cursing lol. This looks and sounds delicious!
Yum! This recipe makes me wish my family didn’t use yams straight out of the can so that we could use the leftovers for this recipe! Oh well, I’ll have to do with a pumpkin pancake box mix this year! Looks delicious, though!
EFF EM ELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Seriously. You’re trying to kill me right now! hahaha GIVE THEM ALL TO ME AND NO ONE GETS HURT.
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I’ve been wanting to make sweet potato pancakes after having some crazy good ones for brunch at a local restaurant. Now I have found a recipe I can trust. Yummy! Although the ones I had were lathered with ginger-cinnamon butter and salted caramel. Dead!
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Have you made these with whole wheat flour?