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Fluffy Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

Recipe for delicious, fluffy Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes with chocolate chips. No eggs. No dairy. It’s the perfect fall breakfast!

Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

There’s nothing better than to start the day with a stack of fluffy pancakes. Inspired by the cold temperatures lately, I’ve created these fall-esque vegan pancakes with sweet potato and chocolate chips. I’m absolutely thrilled with how they turned out, so of course, I have to share the recipe with you.

I usually use mashed bananas in my pancakes like in these Banana Bread Pancakes or Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes, but mashed sweet potato makes a great alternative. Sweet potatoes aren’t as sweet as very ripe bananas, so we’ll add a bit more maple syrup than usually. I love the orange color the sweet potatoes give the pancakes – it looks so nice with the chocolate chips!

Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

This is how the batter should look like. It’s a thick pancake batter. You can always add more flour (if the batter spreads too much in the pan) or more plant-based milk (if it doesn’t spread enough).

Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

I don’t have a pancake griddle, so I’m using a ceramic-coated flat pan (it’s a pan for making crepes). Spray or brush the pan with oil (e.g. coconut or canola oil work fine!) to avoid the pancakes sticking to the pan.

Especially for these Sweet Potato Pancakes, it’s important to cook them over medium heat and to give them enough time to cook all the way through. They’re good to flip when the sides set and you can see tiny bubbles in the middle.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

That drizzle, though! I love maple syrup.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for delicious, fluffy Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes with chocolate chips. No eggs. No dairy. It's the perfect fall breakfast!
4.54 from 15 votes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2 stacks à 4 pancakes
Calories 418 kcal


Ingredients for the pancakes

  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plant-based milk e.g. oat milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup + more for drizzling on top
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil + more for spraying the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Cut the sweet potato into cubes. Boil 1 cup of cubed sweet potato in water until soft (approx. 20 minutes).
  • In a bowl, mash the cubed sweet potato and add the plant-based milk, maple syrup, and canola oil. Give it a quick whisk.
  • Add the flour and baking powder to the wet ingredients. Whisk until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Let the batter sit for a few minutes.
  • Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium to low heat. Add a small ladle of pancake batter*. Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes. You should be able to get 8 pancakes out of the batter.
  • Stack the pancakes and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!


*If the batter spreads too much in the pan, whisk a bit more flour into the batter. If it doesn't spread enough, add a bit more plant-based milk.


Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 75mgPotassium: 593mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 9435IUVitamin C: 1.6mgCalcium: 189mgIron: 4.3mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 6th of May 2021

I would skip this receipt....too doughy, had to put more of this some of that to save the recipe. Waste of food.


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Can these be frozen after cooking for later reheating.


Saturday 5th of September 2020

Made these this morning as wanted a healthy tasty breakfast using the sweet potato I had. Easy, quick and v yummy. Will be sharing this recipe. Thank you!


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Came out like dough texture & couldn’t even flip them in pan :/. Wasted food and dishes sadly


Friday 3rd of April 2020

Came out gummy. Any thoughts? I used Bob's red mill and flax milk.


Wednesday 8th of April 2020

If they are gummy, you might have overmixed the batter. Just whisk to combine until everything is incorporated. Avoid overmixing :)