Spiced sweet potatoes + apples smothered in creamy maple-tahini sauce = a super, duper, knock your socks off kind of breakfast
SWEET POTATO PANCAKES
Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull
Yields ~ 6 small pancakes
- 2 small or 1 large sweet potato
- 2 Tbsp. almond meal
- 1 Tbsp. oat flour
- 1 tsp. ground flax meal
- ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt, or to taste
- ½ Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, melted, optional
- 3-4 Tbsp. plant milk
Maple-Tahini Apple Compote Ingredients:
- 1 small granny smith apple
- 3 Tbsp. tahini*
- 1-2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Prepare sweet potatoes (the short version) – wash and scrub. Dry off and wrap each potato in a paper towel (use unbleached paper towels) or a clean cloth. Wrap potatoes together with a clean cloth towel and fold to keep snug (this keeps the heat and moisture in as they cook). Place double-wrapped potato envelope in microwave and cook on high for 4-5 minutes. Check sweet potatoes by carefully pinching down – heat will release, so wear an oven mitt or gloves. If potatoes are tender and soft to the touch, remove from heat. If they’re still firm, cook for another 60-90 sec. Once potatoes are cooked, carefully remove from towels and place on a cutting board.
- Holding the potatoes with a fork, cut each potato in half and scoop out the flesh. Place potato flesh in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork, to remove lumps.
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk together. Mixture will resemble mashed potatoes.
- Spoon mixture (~¼ cup-size) onto large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook on each side for ~5 minutes until browned and crisp on the edges.
- Unlike traditional pancakes, these will not bubble when it’s time to flip. So, be patient. If you try to flip too early, they may stick and glob together.
- While pancakes are cooking, prep maple-tahini compote:
- Core apple, cut into quarters, and slice each quarter into thin slivers.
- In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, water, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Add more water, if needed. Consistency should be smooth and runny, like syrup.
- Stir in apple slices and evenly coat.
- Note* Tahini can be bitter, so if you’re not a tahini fan, substitute with almond butter!
- Once pancakes are done, top with maple-tahini apple compote and enjoy!
Cheers to your health!
Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 10/24/15
8:30 AM Saturday Co-Ed Boot Camp – Coach Jentry – HIIT Saturday