sweet potato protein pancakes

Packed full of protein this recipe makes for a great post-workout recovery meal. It can even be used as a pre-ride meal. Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of carbohydrates that are lower on the glycemic index, so you’re less likely to experience dramatic blood-sugar spikes and lows. You can tailor the amounts of each ingredient to fit your specific caloric and macronutrient needs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Grate sweet potato – You can vary the amount depending on your individual carbohydrate requirements, 1 cup will provide about 30g of carbs. 
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well to form batter.
  3. Add coconut oil to a pan on medium heat.
  4. Add batter to pan – Depending on preference add a small amount of batter for several thinner pancakes, or more batter for less thicker pancakes. 

Nutrient info:

  • ~680 calories | ~66g carbs | ~24g fat | ~36g protein

Tips:

  • Want less fat? Remove one or both of the egg yolks.
  • Want more protein? Add more egg whites or whey.
  • Want more carbs? Add oats or raisins to the batter, or add more sweet potato.
  • You can experiment with different flours, like almond flour.
  • Also if you can’t do whey, you can try other forms of protein.
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