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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Claire Spollen

Active time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 6


  • 1 1/2 cups leftover sweet potato casserole (lightly mashed, if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing griddle
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups (about 7 1/2 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together sweet potato casserole, milk, butter, and eggs in a large bowl. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into sweet potato casserole mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until puffed and cooked through, about 2 minutes. (Cook times will vary. If starting with a very wet sweet potato casserole, increase cook time by 2 minutes.)

  3. Serve pancakes immediately with syrup and toasted pecans, or place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200°F oven up to 30 minutes.