breakfast yam

Protein Packed Yam Pancakes

4 servings

What you need:

  • 4 small yams
  • 8 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • banana slices

What you do:

  1. Peel yam and dice into small cubes. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Drop the sweet potato in and steam for 7 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Alternatively, bake yam cubes at 350 for 10-15 min or until tender.  Transfer the yam to a bowl and mash with a fork.
  2. Add about 2 cups of yam to a bowl, add in the whisked eggs and mix well.  Add more yam if the batter is too thin.
  3. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour pancakes in the skillet, no more than 1/8 to 1/4 cup of batter at a time. Cook each side about 3-5 minutes or until browned. Divide pancakes onto plates and top with cinnamon, banana and maple syrup. Enjoy!


  • Add nutmeg or pumpkin spice to the batter for added flavour.
  • Toppings can include any fresh fruit, chopped nuts or coconut.
  • Create an afternoon snack by toasting leftover pancakes in toaster oven spread with nut butter.

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