We know you want to be thoughtful in your gift giving this year. So why in the world are we suggesting that you give your friends and family a lonely little sweet potato? (Although, you have to admit – it’s pretty cute with that bow!)
This year, give the gift of a Sunday morning breakfast with a fun twist. We put together a pancake recipe that uses mashed sweet potatoes to sweeten the deal. Now you can have your pancakes and feel good about what you’re eating!
In our DIY Food Gift Basket, we included the main dry ingredients for the recipe, some syrup, a cute little syrup pourer, and this fantastic crepe pan. The full recipe is posted below, along with a free printable that you can include to complete the basket. Add some seasonal confetti and place everything in a pretty basket, and you’re done!
- 2 large eggs
- 1-cup buttermilk, plus more if necessary
- 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1-cup store-bought pancake mix (feel free to use gluten free mix - we used Bob's Red Mill mix)
- 1 small pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 small sweet potato, boiled, peeled, and mashed
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and oil.
- Stir in the pancake mix and nutmeg until just combined. Fold in the sweet potato. If the batter seems too thick, add more buttermilk until it reaches the desired consistency (it should be thick but still pourable).
- Place a large, greased griddle or pan over medium-high heat.
- Working in batches, spoon the batter onto it and cook until the surface of the pancake is covered with bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, 1 to 2 minutes more.
- Serve, topped with butter and a little maple syrup.
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