Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes:
Note: I baked the sweet potatoes the night before - washed them well then covered with foil and baked 30+ minutes - you can always poke and microwave then place in the fridge. It's good to let them cool after cooking as it makes it extremely easy to take the skin off!
-1 pre-cooked Sweet Potato, skin peeled off (you want about 3/4-1Cup) smashed down (see pic)
-4 Egg Whites
-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
-1/2 TBS Agave Syrup or 10 Drops Stevia (optional)
-1/2 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg - I added a bit more but I love both spices!
-2 TBS Coconut Flour
-2 TBS Milled Flax Seed
-1 Scoop and/or serving protein powder (I used a Chocolate Optimum Whey Sample from bodybuilder.com)
-1/3 Cup Almond Milk or Milk of your Choice
-Coconut oil for the pan
In a large bowl start mixing ingredients in order - with the sweet potato I mash it into the measuring cup and usually mash it into the bowl as well. I use a whisk and not an electric mixer as I like the texture better being a little more "lumpy" then too smooth - but if you prefer "smooth" pancakes use a mixer. The color isn't the prettiest but they look much better when cooked!
Heat your skillet on Med/high heat with a fair amount of coconut oil. Flick a drop of water and if it pops it's warm enough - I actually turned down the skillet to medium heat but our burners run hot.
I ate 3 and I am stuffed! They smell amazing so make sure you take small bites, chew, eat slowly so your brain has time to tell you you're full! Easy as snacks too as they taste good cold or just pop them in the toaster!
If you have a hard time finding some of these ingredients (like coconut products) I use iherb.com for everything! If you use my code: YEP919 you get $5 off your first order!
Making "healthy chili rellenos" tonight - Post the recipe either tonight or tomorrow!
As always thanks for reading & feel free to ask questions!