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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream

Topped with a rich cinnamon cream, these pancakes are an ideal dish for celebrating the tastes and aromas of fall. —Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups shredded peeled sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
  • 3 cups shredded peeled apples (about 3 large)
  • 1/3 cup grated onion
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar and cinnamon until blended; beat in sour cream. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the sweet potatoes, apples and onion; toss to coat.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Working in batches, drop sweet potato mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into oil; press slightly to flatten. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve with cinnamon topping.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes with 2 tablespoons topping: 325 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • justmbeth
    Jan 31, 2021

    So good! I made a half batch, using my food processor to do all the shredding.

  • Bailey
    Nov 25, 2020

    Made a variation on these last year and I'm coming back again! I can't remember exactly what I changed, but I think I used less eggs, sweet potatoes and apples, to cut the recipe a bit. I also used the NYT's Apple-Potatoe Latkes cinnamon yogurt topping instead of this one, which was delicious. My dad hates "non-traditional" thanksgiving sides but he loved these and requested I make them again! Only giving 4 stars since I didn't make the recipe as written so I don't want to be misleading. They were yummy though!

  • Natalie
    Nov 19, 2018

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  • pondville
    Dec 16, 2017

    Didn't like it, would not make again

  • jenniferp83352
    Nov 14, 2016

    This is pretty much my new favorite food! I adore these!

  • i_like_pie
    Jun 27, 2014

    These are yummy, especially with the topping. I did not add the onion, and I'm considering leaving out the apples next time time since you couldn't really taste them.

  • Angel182009
    Dec 17, 2013

    These were delicious but don't be fooled this is like a sweet potato latke not a pancake. It does not resemble the texture of a pancake but more like a latke. The cream on top really added the extra bang and you could also make the cream as a spread for bagels.

  • jpatteson22
    Mar 5, 2013

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