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Savory Vegan Jalapeño Sweet Potato Pancakes


Savory Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

I love the many ways you can cook with sweet potatoes. You can fry them, bake them, puree them, or in this case, mash them and turn them into fun sweet potato cakes. These delectable sweet potato pancakes come together with just 5 ingredients, plus salt. Top with guacamole for an irresistible, easy treat!

Jalapeño Sweet Potato Cakes


Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook time: 05 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbs. olive oil


1. Boil sweet potatoes until softened.
2. Drain and mash potatoes in a bowl.
3. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix.
4. Shape mixture into palm-sized patties.
5. Heat skillet to medium-low setting. Cook patties 2-4 minutes. Flip back and forth until patties are golden brown. Optional: Serve with guacamole.

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Photo: Cristina Nidome

Cristina Nidome
Cristina is a food enthusiast and chef at heart, always on the hunt for the best vegan foods and hottest restaurants in southern California. Follow her on Instagram @ckhealthybites
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