Monday morning pancakes

Sweet potato.

Chocolate chip.


What a mouthful.

I’m not sure what other breakfast says, “Hey, welcome to a new week… I know you didn’t want to get out of bed to start working this morning  since you’re in sunny Florida, but since you’re up, enjoy your stay.” Or something quite like that…. You know?

This is like extreme chocolate. Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. Extreme chocolate in an already perfect food (pancakes) = extreme happiness.

Not bad before 9 am.

They’re even vegan, if you’re into that sorta thing.

But not quite Paleo… good thing that Whole30 is over, huh?

Oh.. And did I mention they were made FOR me?

Yeah. I think someone’s buttering me up for Valentine’s Day.

It’s working.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Pancakes

*inspired by this recipe from Eat Live Run


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 medium sweet potato, mashed (zap in a microwave for 6 minutes and then insides will be softened up for mashing with fork!)
  • 1/3 cup-1/2 cup chocolate chips, depending on how chocolatey you desire  (I used 1/2 cup of semi-sweet)


1. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg. Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix until just combined. Note: batter will be thick.

2. Over medium heat, cook pancakes on lightly greased skillet until golden brown on each side.

Makes 6 large pancakes.

11 Comments on Monday morning pancakes

  1. katie @KatieDid
    February 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM (6 years ago)

    aww heavenly way to start your vacation! I’m sure you’re already having a blast in florida, enjoy that weather for me!

    • joelle
      February 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM (6 years ago)

      I’m teleworking from here (lame, I know) but these pancakes totally made up for that!

  2. Maureen
    February 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM (6 years ago)

    How sweet! They look delish. Hope you’re having a blast!

  3. Em (Wine and Butter)
    February 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM (6 years ago)

    Ive been WANTING those pancakes ever since I saw them on ELR – Were they totally delicious?!

    • joelle
      February 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM (6 years ago)

      Em: I made some tweaks for the recipe we used, and they were beyond delicious. You neeeeeeed to make them!

  4. Debbi
    February 13, 2012 at 3:21 PM (6 years ago)

    You are a lucky girl. All I ever got was Campbells Tomatoe Soup and toast. Ha

  5. Life's a Bowl
    February 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM (6 years ago)

    Tasty eats and on vacation, I’d say that’s pretty close to perfection 🙂

    I made a batch of dark chocolate bran waffles that were heavenlyyy this morning!

  6. Sarah
    February 14, 2012 at 9:53 PM (6 years ago)

    want these now.

  7. Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    February 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM (6 years ago)

    I am completely jealous of these and will absolutely be visiting James with you from now on. In fact, just assume I will be over to brunch with you two every Sunday once he moves here :).

  8. Yellow Haired Girl
    February 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM (6 years ago)

    Oh. My. Heavens.

    Those look amazing!! Want to make them for supper tonight. And breakfast tomorrow. And lunch tomorrow…

    • joelle
      February 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM (6 years ago)

      DO IT! Let me know what you think.. They were amazing. 🙂


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