They have arrived.
When I think sweet potatoes, I think Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with cinnamon and coconut. Add in some oatmeal, and you have yourself one dynamite sweet potato pancake that you can devour year round!
These sweet potato pancakes are made even more awesome in that they are practically an oxymoron: they are uber soft and moist from the potatoes, but at the same time have a hearty texture from the oatmeal and coconut. I just don’t know how they manage it! but I am so happy they do!
The pancake’s soft and hearty texture in addition to their more savory than sweet flavor (although the pancakes themselves do have cinnamon, vanilla and sweet coconut – yes, you can do a happy dance!) create a tasty canvas for whatever you decide to mound on top of them. They kind of remind me of oatmeal in this way (besides that they have oatmeal in them), by providing the satisfying texture and then you decide what flavor scheme you want run with.
You can go the more savory route with butter, honey butter, nuts, apple sauce, pear puree, etc., or you can go the sweeter route with syrups and such – thus the parentheticals around “Apple Cinnamon Syrup” because it is completely up to you and your preference or mood!
As for me, I am always in the mood for these Sweet Potato Coconut Oatmeal Pancakes WITH 15 Minute Cinnamon Apple Syrup!
In fact, I created this syrup just for these pancakes, inspired by my love to overwhelm my oatmeal with apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. But this syrup is light-years tastier than just apples and cinnamon!
This succulent sweet syrup is just begging for the perfect companion to compliment, to enhance, to douse in its cinnamon decadence.
I think I found the perfect companion:
Ah, reunited at last with Sweet Potato Coconut Oatmeal Pancakes! Made for each other, literally.
Every bite textures of soft, coconut, oatmeal pancakes intermingled with sweet syrup and tender cinnamon apples.
Sweet Potato Coconut Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Apple Syrup. Hearty and sweet at the same time. Does it get any better than this?!!
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