Sweet Potato Power Pancakes

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Sweet Potato Power Pancakes

| By Samantha Gladish |


1 medium sized sweet potato
1 egg
4 egg whites
1/3 cup Gluten free all purpose flour (spelt, brown rice or coconut flour would also work)
3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon (or more, depending on preference)
1 tbsp organic sucanat (optional, only add if you need extra sweetness)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil or grass fed butter


  • Boil sweet potato until soft. Let cool.
  • Once cooled, mash sweet potato and add pumpkin pie spice.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl (minus the oil/butter).
  • Add mashed sweet potato and mix well until a smooth consistency. Feel free to add more spices/seasoning at this point.
  • Heat oil in pan. Using a large spoon, scoop out pancake mix into pan to your desired size. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
** This batter is quite sticky and you may find it hard to shape your pancakes. Whatever shape you design is all good! They will still taste delicious!
Serve with topped walnuts and organic maple syrup.


Enjoy Strong Athletes!


Samantha Gladish

Samantha Gladish, RHN, ROHP, graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and proceeded to focus her studies in the field of Holistic Nutrition. After receiving a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2009, Samantha acquired membership in the International Organization of Nutrition Consultants, earning her the designation of Registered Orthomolecular Healthcare Practitioner.

Since graduation, Samantha has demonstrated ongoing professional development through continuing education programs in Naturopathic and Orthomolecular medicine. Samantha’s comprehension of complementary and alternative medical treatments is evident in the success of her holistic practice. Samantha is also a certified Hatha Yoga instructor.

In the kitchen, Samantha transcends the disconnection between modern cuisine and the traditional preparation of whole, organic, live foods. Samantha’s culinary skills are surpassed only by her genuine enthusiasm for education and her practical application of nutrition in the prevention of modern disease. You can visit her on her website at www.holisticwellness.ca and follow her on Twitter @IMHolistic

About the Author:

Strong Athlete was founded in 2011 by Strength & Conditioning Experts PK Mills and Gaétan Boutin. With over 40+ years of combined experience in sports nutrition, athletics, and fitness, the Strong Athlete team is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their maximum potential through a holistic approach to training, nutrition, and mindset.

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