Sweet Potato Pancakes

This has been a week of solemn reflection. As I find some balance with the unsettling news of the passing of my uncle I am left desiring the company of love. What better place to seek it than in the arms of my family? I drove to my grandparents’ house, masked with a task to deliver some freshly baked banana nut bread and cookies and then hit the road for a longer road trip out to my parents’. While driving I contemplated how a passing, although traumatic can re-focus you on the good. The unimportance of things we get so tangled in just fall to the wayside. The clouds clear as if washed away by tears.

As I sit across the table from my brother, both of us tip-tap-typing on our projects, I’m overwhelmed with such a “home sweet home” feeling. I am grateful for my village. With family I also think of comforting meals. Plates of pancakes passed ’round the table and mini-hand and fork battles for mom’s thick cut bacon.

This post is dedicated to my uncle. He was a kind man that considered others in such a unique way. His presence enveloped you in a non-demanding but charming sort of way. This recipe is uncomplicated, warm, and welcoming like you. May you rest in power and love.


  • Sweet Potato (1/2 cup, pureed)
  • Flour (1 cup)
  • Brown Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Kosher Salt ( 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Baking Powder ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Vanilla Yogurt (1 tablespoon)
  • Milk (1/2 cup) – add more milk for thinner batter
  • Egg (1)
  • English Toffee Bits – for topping


  1. In medium mixing bowl mix pureed sweet potato, flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla yogurt, milk and egg.
  2. Heat a medium to large non stick skillet with oil/butter.
  3. Pour batter in desired pancake size and cook for 2- 3 minutes per side.
  4. When pancakes are finished top with toffee bits, whipped cream and syrup.

RIP Uncle Howard
8/18/1961 – 11/11/2020

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Marjorie Brinkley says:

    Dianna You have my condolences Sister Marjorie

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    1. Thank you Marjorie! Sending love đŸ’•


  2. Marjorie Brinkley says:

    Dianna Great recipe

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