Sweet Potato Pancakes


This sweet potato pancakes recipe starts with a buckwheat pancake mix, to which sweet potato and spices are added. They’re low-fat, low-calorie, Weight Watchers compliant, and delicious!


stack of sweet potato pancakes with blueberries
I’ve been holding onto this sweet potato pancakes recipe for a long for now, guys, and I am really excited to finally share it with you!
See, I made this back in July, when my mom came for a visit. She had once eaten some sweet potato pancakes at a restaurant, and apparently, they were life-altering good. She wanted me to re-create them, also wanting them to be healthy.
Weight Watchers compliant sweet potato pancakes
While these sweet potato pancakes are not the life-altering ones my mom was dreaming of, they are in fact VERY good! I like the combination of the sweet potato with the buckwheat pancake mix and the spices. The flavor reminds me of a cross between pumpkin muffins and Sweet Potato Fries.

Sweet potato pancakes recipe notes

The sweet potato pancakes recipe is very easy to throw together (as long as you have cooked sweet potato on hand). If you’re short on time, substitute canned pumpkin puree for the sweet potato!
I also really like the syrup that Weight Watchers suggests serving with these. It is very different than just straight maple syrup; very tasty. I encourage you to give them a try and tell me what you think!
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This Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe is slightly adapted from Weight Watchers



Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Sweet potatoes and pumpkin spice turn buckwheat pancakes into something spectacular. Substitute canned pumpkin for the sweet potato if you're short on time.



  • 3/4 cup dry buckwheat pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup cooked and pureed sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup (the real stuff)
  • 1/3 cup apple (or pumpkin) butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, sweet potato, juice, egg, and the spice.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple butter, yogurt, and syrup; set aside.
  3. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Spray the skillet with cooking spray and ladle about 2 TBSP of batter onto the grill.
  5. Cook until bubbles form in the batter and the underside is golden,  and then flip.
  6. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Serve with the topping and blueberries. Enjoy!


  • serving size: 3 pancakes and 3 1/2 TBSP topping per serving = 6 Points+
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe slightly adapted from Weight Watchers

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3 pancakes + 3 Tbsp topping
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 280 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 228mg Carbohydrates: 50g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 30g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g



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    October 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Oh, these sound great! I love using sweet potatoes in baked goods!

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    October 1, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Pretty interesting recipe, I definitely like the topping made with yogurt and a touch of maple.

    Such a beautiful color…

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    October 1, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    I'm about to go buy some sweet potatoes for dinner so I'm going to make this for breakfast. Thanks Jenni! 🙂

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      October 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      Thanks Ilan! 🙂 I hope you liked them. They aren't as fancy as nearly half the wondrous things you turn out of your kitchen, haha!

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    October 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    I love these! Perfect for Fall.

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      October 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      Thanks! Yes, they are perfect for fall!

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    October 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Swoon! In a major way. These are the epitome of fall deliciousness.

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    Su Mucheng
    April 11, 2019 at 4:33 AM

    Great recipe, love this sweet potato pancakes. Thanks for posting.

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