Healthy Recipes

15-Minute Feast: Sweet Muscle

This recipe for sweet potato pancakes is high in protein and clean carbs—and it’s still as satisfying as anything from IHOP.

Sweet potato pancakes
Travis Rathbone
Calories 491
Protein 32g
Fat 9g
Carbs 74g
Travis Rathbone

Fit Fact: If you’re not concerned about fat, cook the pancakes in a small amount of coconut oil rather than cooking spray. Fat helps the body absorb the betacarotene from the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Pancakes Servings: 1
You'll need
  • 1 medium-size sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
1. Microwave sweet potato until soft. Let cool, then remove skin with a knife.
2. Place the oats in a blender and pulse until powdery; empty into a bowl and set aside. Add the sweet potato to the blender and pulse until smooth. Mix with the oat powder, then stir in egg, egg whites, vanilla, cinnamon, and yogurt.
3. Place a pan over medium heat. Spoon ½ cup of batter into the pan and cook 1–2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook another 30 seconds. Follow the same procedure for the remaining pancake, then top both with berries.