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Vegetables for breakfast!?!?!?!

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When Michael and I took one of our first vacations to Asheville, NC we were told we HAVE to eat at Tupelo Honey and get their famous sweet potato pancakes. So we did. And they were delicious. I decided last night they would be a delicious start to a Saturday so here it goes…

The recipe I started with came from foodnetwork.com

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked until tender, peeled and pureed
  • Pecan butter, recipe follows
  • Maple syrup, for serving

How I edited…

This recipe was already pretty healthy but I thought- carrot cake is good, bet carrots are good in pancakes! I obviously wasn’t the first one to ever think of this, as it turns out there are tons of recipes for carrot pancakes! I looked to see if they precooked them- which you don’t- so I added them shredded and diced.

The original recipe also called for pecan butter- I didn’t have any pecans so I added some of the good stuff straight into the pancakes- including honey and vanilla. I also added some tasty ground flax.

the recycled recipe…

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 sweet potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 carrot shredded and diced
  • Maple syrup, for serving
I started by peeling and boiling the sweet potato and shredding the carrot. Then mixing all dry ingredients, adding all other ingredients, mixing them all together, adding the mashed sweet potatoes- heating up the skillet- 1/4 tbsp of butter- and cooking those cakes for about 1-2 minutes on each side!
Mr. Bell’s rating: 8.75 out of 10 Something could make them a 10 but neither one of us could figure out what…
listening while mixing and skilleting: ascend the hill (they used the wonderful Jeff Buckly ‘Hallelujah’ in a worship song-its amazing.)

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Vegetables for breakfast!?!?!?!

  1. we make these for P every sat morning…. with a couple twist. Try making with almond milk, AH’mazing! Love the pics!

  2. looks soooo good!

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