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Sweet Potato and Sage Pancakes


If you crave sweets for breakfast, this recipe is for you. These pancakes are a great source of sustained energy and are also rich in phytonutrients and fiber. 

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Do you crave a sweet breakfast but want to heal and thrive? This dish is for you. These pancakes are rich in fiber; vitamins A, C, and B6 (essential in progesterone production); and manganese; and the sweet potato, applesauce, and flaxseed will sustain you until lunch. 

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Magdalena Wszelaki
Serves: 2 to 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Equipment: Whisk, rimmed baking sheet, parchment paper


  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ¹⁄3 cup hot water 
  • 1 cup firmly packed shredded unpeeled sweet potato
  • ¾ cup Homemade Applesauce 
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage 
  • 1 cup brown rice flour 
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda 
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, whisk the flaxseed with water and set aside for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix sweet potato, applesauce, olive oil, lemon juice, sage, and the flaxseed slurry. In another medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it with ghee or olive oil
  2. Scoop out slightly less than ½ cup batter and roll it in your palms to form a ball. Place it on the baking sheet and press down to form a ¼- inch- thick pancake. Repeat the process. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Serve topped with a dollop of Coconut Yogurt or Whipped Coconut Cream, a drizzle of Grade B maple syrup, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  3. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet with a dash of ghee.

Low Fodmap Diet

Replace sweet potato with pumpkin. If you have SIBO, limit to one pancake per day or omit. 

Excerpted from Cooking for Hormone Balance: A Proven, Practical Program with Over 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Boost Energy and Mood, Lower Inflammation, Gain Strength, and Restore a Healthy Weight.  Copyright © 2018 by Magdalena Wszelaki. 

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