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Monday, January 26, 2009

Sweet Potatoes Blueberry pancakes,a probe into another Super food.


Don't assume this crooked vegetable is just another ordinary cousin of potato family and its sweetness is no good for diabetic diet.Quite the contrary the anti-oxidant rich sweet potatoes have been listed as one of the top healthy foods. A deeper study in to its nutrients reveals that unlike potatoes,these sweeter potatoes have low glycemic index ,release glucose slowly into the bloodstream helping avoid sudden rise in blood sugar levels ,which is important in managing diabetes.
Not just for diabetics,sweet potatoes should also become a more frequent part of our regular diet to prevent against cancers and heart disease.Also the good source of dietary fiber will help you stay regular and will keep you fuller longer.And for those of you on diet resolutions,the sweet potatoes with complex carbohydrates are a wise choice for the carb intake.
For someone like me who spends hours gazing at the computer ,its gotta be the richness in Vitamin A(beta-carotene) that made me fall for it.Vitamin A is essential for overall eye health,sweet potatoes even beat carrots in its concentration of vitamins.
I'm working on preparing a set of recipes with this wonder vegetable.Sweet potato pancakes is easy and delicious to begin with.Using baked and mashed sweet potatoes these pancakes were snap to prepare,topped with tart blueberries these were instant hit for breakfast.

How to cook the Sweet potatoes?

The roasting\baking method seemed effortless,line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up.
To Bake
Preheat oven to 375F.Lay on a baking sheet and bake for about 40-50 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes.To check if done,use a fork and if it feels soft all the way to the center,then its time to get them out.cool for few minutes,peel and mash.
To boil
Depending on the size boil for about 30-35 minutes.
To Microwave
Wrap the sweet potato in a good quality plastic wrap,set the microwave on Bake potato setting,about 5-6 minutes for 1 medium sweet potato.

Recipe

Ingredients
1 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
1 cup Reduced fat milk
1 cup sweet potatoes ,mashed
3/4 cup Blueberries,fresh or frozen
1 large Organic egg(or 1 1/2 teaspoon of egg replacer powder)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon of baking powder(optional,I didn't add in mine)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Makes about 15 pancakes.
Method

Baked or boil sweet potatoes just like above.Peel,mash or process in a blender until pureed.Let cool completely before making the pancake batter.
sift together the flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.In another bowl,whisk egg along with milk and pureed potatoes . Mix both wet and dry mixtures.
Heat non stick pan on medium flame. Grease it lightly with oil . Pour one ladle of batter and ,I you like the pancakes thinner like me,spread a little by lifting and slightly tilting your pan around. drop about 4-6 blueberries around the pancake,drizzle about a teaspoon of oil all over and wait for a minute before flipping and let it cook for another minute.Repeat the same for the rest of the batter.


Serve warm with drizzle of Honey ,Date Syrup or Maple Syrup.


Sweet potato blueberry pancakes are my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging started by Kalyn,now managed by Haalo of Cooking (Almost) Everything At Least Once and hosted this week by Marija of Palachinka

46 comments:

Priya said...

Wow Yasmeen, wat a lovely pancakes, just love to have rite now, but unfortunately am not living nearby to u:(..gorgeous pancakes:)

aquadaze said...

I love sweet potatoes and these pancakes are looking absolutely droolicious!

Asha said...

I make sweet potato pudding for Thanksgiving, love it. Pancakes look delicious, don't need syrup at all! :))

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovley...

Navita said...

they look gorgeous...n almost crepe like...yum!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very nice idea. i can smell those pancakes from here.... mmmmm :)

notyet100 said...

nice info on sweet potatoes,..nd blueberry pncake,..don ask i m droolin lookin at pic,.;-)

Ann said...

Truly awesome Yasmeen..a fully nutrient packed paratha..hmm..missing the plate..

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i want this desperately
i love berries

Cham said...

The berry is simply gorgeous in this colorful and flavorful pancake.

AnuSriram said...

That looks awesome... Delicious pancake and a super click!

Poornima Nair said...

We used to eat boiled sweet potatoes for breakfast in India, but i've never bought it after coming here. Will be buying them now and the pancakes look sooo good..

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and healthy Pancakes.Ncer combined sweet potatoes with blueberries.Definitely healthy.
Thanks for the comment on Snickerdoodles Y.I too wish we could meet,but I will be returning to India within a month.Definitely its a chance missed.
The pancakes are great and filling.LOL

Varsha Vipins said...

That looks so beautiful..must be very sweet..:)

Selba said...

Wow.. this is really an interesting recipe! Sweet potatoes can be made as pancakes, that's new for me :)

ttfn300 said...

fantastic :)

Sara said...

I love sweet potatoes, I'm sure they're delicious in pancake form!

Sharmila said...

I love roasted sweet poatatoes.:-) Love the look of your pancakes Yasmeen.

Dershana said...

I love sweet potatoes; have always had them steamed with the accompaniment of red hot chilli chutney. The pancake idea sounds really good and the pictures are appetizing :-)

Rathna said...

Nice detailed post Yasmeen. I love the way you write all your posts explaining clearly about everything you've used. You've lot of patience.
I've started a event at my blog. Please visit and do participate if you are interested :-)

sowmya said...

looks yummy..especially the last picture is so tempting..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a combo with sweet potato and blueberry perfect in breakfast pancakes

G.Pavani said...

hi yaar... sweet potatoes pancakes looking yummy n tempting...
as my healthy is not feeling..iam not able see ur blog yaar...these days

JASMINA said...

Hi Yasmeen :)!

No,sweet potatoes here in Slovenia :),but your pancakes sure look very delicious.I could have one right away.
However,I looked carefully at the previous recipe and it's something I'll cook.I love both,sweet corn and chickpeas,and I think such a food is very easy to take with you for lunch at work.Thanks for all your inspireing recipes.

A hug to you my dear!

Dibs said...

too good! nice way to use sweet potatos as well as blue berries

Happy cook said...

Delicious pancakes andlove the colour

SriLekha said...

it looks too good!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe. Look so good. Lovely colored pancake. Gorgeous dishes.... YUM!

anudivya said...

Never made pancakes with sweet potatoes ever! Sounds super yummy!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds Yummm. Its carotene rich for sure...I don't know, I tend to eat them soon after boiling...he he. Love these pancakes...blueberry+sweet potatoes...woo lots of anti-oxidants!

Viki Xavier. said...

Till I read ur post, I thought sweet potatoes are unhealthy roots like many other potatoes.
Your pan cake inspires me a lot.
Blue berry looks stunning on the pan cake . yummy.

Vij said...

Trail back girl I have somethin for you in my blog!

Judy said...

I love sweet potatoes, but rarely use the microwave because it's so unhealthy.

vidhas said...

Yummy pancake, and nice information about Sweet potato. Pancakes look awesome, can i replace baking powder instead of Egg.

MeetaK said...

oh i love pancakes and this is so great! adding sweet potatoes to it is really genius!

Adlak's tiny world said...

gr8 dish yasmeen.. perfect and new one.

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all:)
Vidhas,baking powder adds extra fluff to the pancakes cannot replace the egg.You can use Ener-G Egg Replacer or a tablespoon of Flax seed meal instead or try with 2 tablespoon of cornstarch or a mashed banana

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Ma. Yasmeen

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Jaishree said...

Lovely pancakes.. looks gorgeous...

Heather said...

mmmmm. i had sweet potato pancakes in nashville a few weeks ago and was in love. theirs were bourbon walnut, these sound amazing, too!!

Soma said...

Oh my god. This is such a great recipe! I love sweet potatoes, but do not do much other than bake, or make a mixed veggie with other greens ( so common in bengal) this looks lovely & with bludberries too.

Marija said...

Those pancakes are so tempting! unfortunately, I have never seen sweet potatoes in Serbia :( I wonder what could I use as a substitute?

Joanne said...

I saw these on WHB and fell in love. I was just joking with my roommate that in the past four months I haven't gone a week without eating either sweet potatoes or butternut squash, and this will definitely help me keep up that streak.

Yasmeen said...

Marija,you could use pumpkins instead,which are also very nutritious.
Joanne,good to know you are so regular on sweet potatoes.

Mercina said...

I love sweet potatoes and these pancakes look great. I can't wait to try these. You've got a great site, I especially love the nutritional information you've provided. Thanks so much!

Aronia Berry said...

Great post about superfood. Hey what about aronia berry? Even though it is still not that popular yet, like acai or pomegranate it contains health properties equivalent to them.

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