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Try it Tuesday - Gluten free Sweet potato pancakes

I remember certain things as a child. One of them was when my mom would make potato pancakes. I don't think the recipe was very fancy. It was white potatoes that were mashed, a little bit of milk, and a little salt. She would fry those and that would be part of a dinner meal.

An issue with potatoes for some people is they can increase joint/muscle pain because they are a member of the nightshade family.

How to have the "potato" pancake as part of a meal.

The Sweet potato steps in as a choice of subsitution.

I found a recipe for what is called Boxty pancakes, which are made from mashed potatoes and grated potatoes, along with other ingredients. The pancakes are a common food choice in Ireland.

My changes to the original recipe was to use sweet potato instead of white potato. To use almond flour instead of regular flour to make this into a gluten free recipe. I also added garlic powder to the recipe as well.

Boxty Sweet Potato Pancakes


  • 1 cup grated sweet potato

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup almond milk (other milk fine to use)

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • oil for frying

Serves 4


Method (Serves 4):

1. Grate skinned sweet potato.

2. Whisk together almond flour, salt, and baking powder.

3. Combine flour mixture into raw potatoes, mashed potatoes, and eggs.

4. Add enough mix to make a batter.

5. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add oil.

6. Drop potato batter by the tablespoon into the hot pan.Brown on both sides (about 4 minutes per side).

7. Serve hot.

The grated potato, in combination with the mashed potato change the taste of the pancake from just using the mashed variety.

"Don't waste time trying to figure it out on your own with google. Leap is specific to what you are sensitive to." 


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