Whole 30 Sweet Potato Latkes

I know everyone’s cravings are different; some people crave sweet, some salty and some savory. Well, I am, fortunately and unfortunately, one of those people that crave all three from time to time and sometime all at the same time. When I am going through the first week of the Whole 30 I am at a constant battle with these three craving monsters. If you have ever read the first Whole 30 book called It Starts with Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, you will know the lingo as slaying your “Sugar Dragon”. Again, because of my cravings, I sadly have to slay 3 dragons: the sugar dragon, the salty dragon and the savory dragon. I am happy to report though, that through ALL five of my past Whole 30’s I have successful slayed all three each time…. I just end up letting them back in the house sometimes. Come on dear readers, I am only a mere mortal, give me a break! While fighting these dragons, I have discovered and tested some delicious recipes that stop me from reaching for the chocolate, chips or pasta and dive my fork into some Whole 30 compliant dishes. One of them, which I will be sharing in this post covers two cravings, sweet and savory. My Mom and I had leftover baked sweet potatoes inside of the fridge that we didn’t know what to do with and were not in the mood for leftovers, so during this dilemma we went to food testing. This is where we came up with a savory and sweet potato pancake latke– which we can both say came out super delicious not just for us, but also for my two-year old Son who gobbled it all down!

This recipe is not only Whole 30 Approved, it is also Vegan! This is a quick and easy recipe that you can create with leftovers and serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner to the entire family! I hope you enjoy it and as always please let me know if you try it!

Whole 30 Compliant Sweet Potato Latke

Servings: 6

Time: 20-30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato Peeled and Baked. (Great for leftover sweet potatoes from the day before.)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 5 Tablespoon of Coconut Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg Substitute. (I purchase this Egg Substitute)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ Cup of Coconut Milk (Make sure it is compliant.)

Directions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add in ALL ingredients and mix.
  • Oil your skillet with coconut oil (this will really give your sweet potato a little extra sweetness.)
  • Using a spoon, scoop out your sweet potato mixture and roll with your hands until it becomes a small/medium size ball.
  • When the skillet is heated and ready, place ball in skillet and use your spatula to flatten to pancake form.
  • Fry sweet potato mixture for 3-5 minutes on both sides. (This time will vary due to your stove and you should just be looking for that crispy brown look on each side.)
  • When cooked, place latke on a paper towel and let sit. Repeat until you have cooked all of the latke mixture.
  • When it comes to toppings there are many different options, we choose bananas since it is my Son’s favorite, but you can really use anything you want as a topping or eat on their own!
  • Enjoy!

“Your body is a blank canvas; choose wisely what you put into it.” -Unknown

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