sweet potato protein pancakes

Mildly sweet and cinnamony, these pancakes have no added sugar and are a good source of nutrient-rich complex carbohydrates. Research also suggests that cinnamon may help to regulate blood sugar, increase the metabolism, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Plus, the addition of eggs and cottage cheese pump up these pancakes’ protein content, which is a guarantee to keep you full all morning long!

Adapted from “The Lean Green Bean”

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup 0% or 1% cottage cheese
  • ½ cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar substitute (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Preparation Time: 3 Minutes

Cooking Time: 7 Minutes

Recipe Serves: 1-2 servings

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor blend until smooth.
  2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Ladle batter onto hot surface in desired pancake size. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Flip each pancake carefully. Allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the pancakes are golden brown on each side.

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