PrintPrintable Version

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 8


    • 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and finely shredded
    • 1 cup onion, finely shredded
    • 1 tsp salt-free herb seasoning
    • 1 2/3 cup unbleached flour
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 cups egg substitute
    • 6 tsp canola oil, divided


In a large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, lemon juice, herb blend, egg, flour, and parsley. In a large non-stick frying pan or griddle, over medium-high heat, warm 2 tsp of the oil. Drop a large spoonful of the batter into the pan, and spread it with a spatula to form a thin pancake. Add more batter to fill the pan without crowding the pancakes.

Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Repeat, adding the remaining 4 tsp oil as needed, until all the batter has been used.

Nutrition Facts
 Sweet Potato Pancakes
Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 11g  
Vitamin A 360%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 2
Meat 1
Fruit 0
Vegetable 1
Milk 0
Fat 1
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
This recipe is provided as a service of makes no representations, nor assumes any responsibility, concerning same.

Recipes that are "low fat," "low calorie," low cholesterol," and/or "low sodium" conform to the relevant criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.