Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes

Jill Dalton
Purple sweet potatoes have truly earned their place as a staple in our kitchen, thanks to their incredible health benefits for gut health. Constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to incorporate them into our meals, I've crafted these mini purple sweet potato pancakes that are not only delicious but also a fantastic addition to your breakfast routine. The sesame seed coating provides a satisfying crunch, while the fluffy sweet potato center pairs perfectly with a generous slather of peanut butter and jelly. Breakfast just got a whole lot more exciting!
My Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 8
Calories 120 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Add all ingredients except for the sesame seeds to a mixing bowl and mix together with a fork or pastry cutter until combined and then press together into a ball with hands. If it is too dry to stick together add a tsp of water.
  • Roll into 8 balls and press flat into small disk shapes with your hands.
  • Pour sesame seeds onto a small plate or bowl and gently press each disk, front and back into the sesame seeds.
  • Place disks onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. (The video says 25 but It might be a bit too long.)
  • Serve with nut butter and jam for breakfast or snack or serve them as an appetizer with hummus or spicy peanut sauce .


Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 6727IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 2mg

11 thoughts on “Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pancakes”

  1. Michelle groves

    Oo these look interesting! I can’t ever find purple sweet potatoes here in the UK but I have normal sweet potatoes and a packet of purple sweet potato powder. Could I add some of this into the mix (using the normal sweet potatoes) ? If so how much would you add of the powder?

    1. You can use regular sweet potatoes. I think if you added the purple sweet potato powder the color wouldn’t be very appetizing.

    1. They are similar but not the same. Ube are a little lighter purple in color and the flesh is a bit more dry but it will work for this recipe. You might just have to add a little water when mixing them.

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