Cooking For Kids: Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe (Video)

16/03/2014 23:45 | Updated 20 May 2015

Cooking for kids Sweet potato pancake recipe Fiona Faulkner

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If your children refuse to eat vegetables in savoury dishes, it's worth trying out a sweet vegetable recipe, such as these pancakes made from mashed sweet potatoes.

'Toddler chef' Fiona Faulkner has a wealth of experience of getting fussy eaters to consume their five-a-day. She knows that if a child is point-blank refusing to let a single vegetable cross her lips, it's no use simply forcing her to sit in front of a plate full of greens.

You have to be a bit inventive about how you present dishes. While children may view a plate full of vegetables as a chore, present them with a stack of pancakes and they'll consider it a special treat.

Prep Time: 45 minutes (Including sweet potato cooking time)

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Makes: 18-20 small pancakes


120g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

70g caster sugar

1 egg, beaten

15g unsalted butter, melted

120ml milk

3 medium sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed

Vegetable oil, for frying

To serve



Icing sugar


Click play on the video above to see how you can make these sweet pancakes.

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