Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes

Adapted from Cooking for Hormone Balance


  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • ⅓ cup hot water

  • 1 cup firmly packed shredded unpeeled sweet potato or carrot

  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp dried sage, rosemary or cinnamon

  • 1 cup brown rice flour, or other gluten-free flour

  • ¾ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F

  • In a small bowl, whisk the flaxseed with water and set aside for 5 min.

  • In a medium bowl, mix sweet potato, applesauce, oil, lemon juice, spice and flax slurry.

  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt.

  • Stir to combine well.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Scoop out slightly less the ½ cup dough and place it on the baking sheet. Press down to form a ¼-inch think pancake. Repeat the process.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until brown.

  • Serve topped with butter, whipped cream, pure maple syrup, or vanilla-bean infused olive oil.


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