Pear and Sweet Potato Pancakes

Fall means that there are new produce opportunities available at our farmers' market.  I welcome this time of year as our garden season comes to a close and I look forward to seeing those crops the market that I don't grow in our back yard.  This time, it's sweet potatoes. Making pancakes on the weekend has been a trend for me as my followers on Instagram may have noticed.  Inspiration for this recipe came right from the farmers' market - the rye flour, pears, and sweet potatoes all were the result of a recent Saturday visit to the market.  The images below are from a slide show I put together and have posted on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Pear and Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Inspired by the Seasons

  • 1/3 c rye flour
  • 2/3 c all purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 2 T butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 c cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 c diced pear

In a medium sized bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk together.  Add egg, butter, milk and stir together.  Then mix in sweet potatoes and the chopped pears. 

Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add a scant 1/4 c scoop of batter to the pan add more as room allows. 

When the pancakes begin to bubble in the center, after about 2 minutes of cooking.  Flip them with a spatula and cook an additional 2 minutes until second side is golden brown.

Sweet potato pancakes

Be sure to check out my oatmeal ginger pancake recipe too.