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Sweet Potato Coconut Protein Pancakes [Clean, Vegan, LC, GF]

In the mood for pancakes? Try out these quick 8 ingredient blender pancakes that are packed with nutrients! They get low GI carbs from the sweet potato, are high in fiber and healthy fats so are a great way to fuel up your day! 

So, I am finally back from my away rotation which kept me far outside of the city for the entire summer. It’s good to be back, although I’m nervous because tomorrow I start my rotation with the chairman of the department. Gulp. Hopefully it will be ok. Wish me luck!!!

Yep..Just a bit nervous and not sure how summer went by so fast.

My other concern now is with my recent move. Sure I have moved everything, but now I need to figure out where everything goes and how to organize etc. It’s a bit difficult when you realize you are moving two apartments worth of stuff into one.

Even more difficult when your kitchen has a lot less storage space for two than my single apartment had for one. As you guys know, I love being in the kitchen so I have a lot of appliances, tools, and we can’t forget ingredients!


I decided to take them all and use one of my shelving units to help save cabinet space. It makes them all very accessible!

If you have any great organization hacks please let me know! Meanwhile, you may have sneaked a peek at these super tasty sweet potato protein pancakes on my twitter (@andadashofcinna) yesterday! They were so yummy I couldn’t resist sharing them with you guys! I know the weekend is a ways to come, but who says you can’t have pancakes for dinner? 😉

Sweet Potato Coconut Protein Pancakes [Clean, Vegan, LC, GF]

Sweet Potato Coconut Protein Pancakes [Clean, Vegan, LC, GF]

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Author AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon


  • 1 small Sweet Potato cooked
  • 2 t coconut flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 T ground flaxseed
  • few dashes cinnamon
  • one dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 T unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Cook your sweet potato using your desired method if you don't already have one pre-baked

  2. Peel the skin off and place into a food processor or blender

  3. Add the protein powder, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, flaxseed and baking powder

  4. Top with water or your liquid of choice. Start with roughly 1/2 cup and blend. Continue to add tablespoon by tablespoon of your liquid and blend until a malleable batter forms. (It will be a lot thicker than your typical pancake batter)

  5. Fold in your shredded coconut

  6. Grease a non-stick pan and heat it. Spoon out and press small balls of pancake batter into flat pancakes. Heat for around a minute per side or until it is easily flipped (will take longer than typical pancakes)

  7. Do this until the batter is finished. Eat and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

-I pre-baked my sweet potato in the oven the day prior since I was using the oven. If you don't have a baked sweet potato, you can quickly stab it with a fork all over and put in the microwave for about 5 minutes to soften. (Be careful, will be very hot when it is finished)

-the amount of liquid needed will depend on your protein powder. Coconut flour is very absorbent so you will need more than you think. However, you do not want to have a runny pancake batter as you typically might with flour. You want it to be just thick enough that you could roll it into a ball in your hands and have it stay like that.

-When you get the pancake batter on the pan, use your spatula or cooking utensil to flatten it

-The number of pancakes will depend on the size. With coconut flour especially, I recommend making silver dollar sized ones since they will flip easier. You also get a lot more to eat!

-It will take a lot longer than expected to cook through (typical of coconut flour) don't rush it. If you try to flip and it won't, or it starts to break then it's not ready yet. You should be able to flip them without any issue or breakage when they are ready. Just be patient. 


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  • Smiling Notes September 26, 2017, 2:04 PM

    These look so tempting! I must make these this weekend 🙂

  • Esther September 21, 2017, 8:58 PM

    These look so good!
    It is so hard to reorganize in a new space! The shelving unit is a great idea!
    Even with a larger kitchen now, I still struggle to get it all in there. I might need to get rid of some stuff!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome September 17, 2017, 12:43 PM

    Moving is no fun!! Glad to see you back and Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Farrah September 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Welcome back from your away rotation! I hope your upcoming rotation goes well too!! <3

    I have so much protein powder that I need to make things with–definitely looking forward to trying this recipe out! I love sweet potatoes!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon September 17, 2017, 8:57 AM

      Thank you! So far so good! The only con of being back is that now I have to actually deal with all my unpacking and organizing haha. Protein powder is such a staple for me and love to use it in like..everything haha. Sweet potatoes are the bomb too.

  • Jeri Glynn September 15, 2017, 10:46 AM

    Looks yummy…now that power has been fully restored from Hurricane Irma, I will make them. Good luck organizing your stuff…wish I was there…its one if my many talents lol

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon September 15, 2017, 12:53 PM

      I’m so glad you have power back after Irma? I hope you didn’t have any damage to your home. I wish you were too! I don’t have much time for it right now haha

  • Sarah September 11, 2017, 4:26 PM

    Quick and easy and these would be a great use for leftover sweet potatoes! My oldest and I are big sweet potato fans. Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon September 12, 2017, 3:32 PM

      I love sweet potatoes too. Recently Ive been all about making my own sweet potato fries with them, but I wanted to change it up a bit. I’m happy I did!

  • Becca September 11, 2017, 2:55 PM

    These are perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing!

  • Annmarie September 11, 2017, 12:21 PM

    You know I love sweet potatoes! This looks amazing!

  • Barrie September 11, 2017, 6:56 AM

    I think I would love these for dessert too- such a good idea!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner September 11, 2017, 6:50 AM

    I love sweet potatoes and this looks like a yummy way to use them up.thanks for joining us for meatless Monday

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