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Sweet Potato Pancakes | Thrive in the Kitchen

A Thrive recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei

This recipe for Sweet Potato Pancakes can be a tasty way to start your day with a boost of vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which can be converted to vitamin A and decrease one’s risk of cancer. In addition, this recipe uses soy milk to provide a great source of calcium and promote bone health. You can pick these Sweet Potato Pancakes from Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s plant-based menu for patients, or make them yourself at home by watching this step-by-step video!

Welcome to Thrive in the Kitchen, our monthly cooking series focused on easy recipes that promote overall health and wellness for people living with cancer.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yields: 8, 4-ounce pancakes
Total prep & cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 1 ¼ cup vanilla soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup canned sweet potatoes



1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until they are blended.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, apple cider vinegar, vegan margarine, vanilla, and sweet potatoes. Mix until blended.
3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until they are blended. Do not overmix.
4. Pour ½ cup portions into a hot skillet, and brown on each side as desired

Top your pancakes with pure maple syrup or any topping of choice.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 Pancake (4 ounces)
Calories: 200
Fat: 1 gram
Sodium: 154 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 44 grams
Protein: 5.5 grams


What is “Thrive in the Kitchen

Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute works to ensure cancer patients and their loved ones receive the caring support and effective tools they need. Among those tools is Thrive in the Kitchen, a monthly video cooking series spotlighting easy recipes designed to support overall health and wellness for cancer patients. Each recipe is custom created by Sarasota Memorial's executive chef and registered dietician team. The series is part of the Cancer Institute's Thrive Integrated Cancer program, which offers oncology-specific wellness classes, rehabilitation, nutrition, counseling and other services for those living with cancer. For more information on our Thrive program, call 941-917-7827 or visit

Posted: Mar 24, 2022,
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