Healthy Sweet potato and cheddar pancakes

A delicious, high protein, gluten free savoury pancake recipe! Chock full of hidden vegetables, this wholesome meal is low in calories but not low in flavours! 

Healthy Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes- High in protein, #glutenfree #lowcalorie and perfect for any meal! Super simple and high on taste!

Wassup Wontons? …Why did I make it a goal to start each post with something different. I’m one week in and already at wits end. So be it.

The last few weeks I’ve posted a Lamington pancake recipe and an Anzac biscuit pancake recipe. Two Aussie classics made into pancake form. To change up for the sweet recipe train, I’m moving to a more savoury route with today’s recipe.

 Healthy Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes- High in protein, #glutenfree #lowcalorie and perfect for any meal! Super simple and high on taste!

Five. Five is the magic pancake number. Five what you must be asking yourself. Well, as with the other two recipes, this recipe took me five tries to perfect. One of her goals was to post easier recipes and I’m trying to do the same too. Whilst coconut flour, peanut flour and a variety of seeds and nuts are great, not everyone has them on hand. I’m hoping to limit down the ingredient list and ensure the majority (if not all) are basic staples or have easy substitutions!


Healthy Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes

A delicious, high protein, gluten free savoury pancake recipe! Chock full of hidden vegetables, this wholesome meal is low in calories but not low in flavours!
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Servings: 2
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour wholewheat and plain will also work
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup loosely baby spinach chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup cubed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup grated cauliflower
  • 1/2-3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Oil/cooking spray
  • Sriracha/hot sauce/tabasco to serve
  • Greek yogurt/sour cream to serve
  • Salsa to serve


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, milk and egg (or egg whites) and stir until just combined.
  • Add the baby spinach, cubed sweet potato, grated cauliflower, shredded cheese and spices and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Coat a frying pan with cooking spray/oil and allow to heat on low until hot. Once hot, add batter 1/4 cup at a time and cover. Once bubbles start to form, flip and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until golden on the outside. Repeat the process until all the batter is cooked.
  • Serve pancakes simply with hot sauce/greek yogurt/hot sauce or simply eat as it is!


Note- I tried this recipe out with several cheeses and found full fat cheddar to work best- the taste was not overpowering (like parmesan was) but mellow (unlike mozzarella). These pancakes also keep really well- I ate leftovers the next day cold simply topped with some cream cheese and hot sauce!
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Healthy Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes- High in protein, #glutenfree #lowcalorie and perfect for any meal! Super simple and high on taste!

Hope you all have a great start to your weekend- Don’t forget to pop by Sunday for another edition of Spill it, Sundays- and feel free to join in!

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    124 thoughts on “Healthy Sweet potato and cheddar pancakes

    1. I think savory pancakes are such a great idea! They’re definitely something I don’t often think to make. I mean these could really be eaten anytime of day – not just for breakfast. That’s what I love about them! Deeeelicious!

      I used to not be a fan of goat cheese, but now I love it! It’s so good with scrambled eggs. Have you ever tried it that way before?

      Justin and I love Frank’s hot sauce. A little goes a long way.

      1. Thanks, Holly- Pancakes- sweet OR savory are an anytime food item!

        YES- I love making scrambled egg wraps with goats cheese or feta- they melt perfectly! Franks is like water to me….I could drink it!

    2. I’ve definitely never had a savoury pancake, but I love pancakes so…I assume this would work well 😉 and YES to soft cheeses! Goat chevre and brie are two of my favourites.

      And I currently have 6 different kinds of hot sauce in my fridge so…yes to hot 😉 ,y favourite one in there is a habanero mango. So good.

    3. Mmmmmm nom nom nom, these look amazing! I love goat cheese, but I’d use cheddar with these too. These would be an awesome addition to brunch.

    4. I love anything with cheese. Any kind of cheese… goat cheese, brie, sharp cheddar, gouda, feta… GIVE IT TO MEEEEE. The only way to make cheese better is by mixing it with carbs. The only way to make that better is by putting it into pancake form so I can eat it for breakfast.

    5. OMG Lamingtons!! I know this comment would be better suited for that post but oh well. I’ll always associate Lamingtons with my Aussie boyfriend who brought them over right before I left, those and Roses chocolates. I miss Aussie snacks!

    6. I’ve made savory zucchini pancakes before. And you’re right, they taste great all on their own.

      And I feel you on the multiple “different” ingredients. Sometimes I come up with wacky combo but never blog about them because I figure not everyone has some random sauce laying around!

      Have a great weekend, A!

    7. OK, I admit I’ve never had a savory pancake before. BUT I have sweet potatoes before every long run, so I think I should try this soon as my sweet potato pre-long-run meal … yum! Also, 1 tsp of cayenne is a lot!! I think my wimpy self will cut it to 1/2 tsp.

        1. It was amazing … will definitely be making again. For me, the 1/2 tsp cayenne was perfect! With a little salsa and sriracha on top!

    8. So I’m kind of on a pancake kick right now, and not ashamed to admit that I’ve had them for dinner 3 nights this week — I’m making up for lost time. They’ve always been on the sweet variety, though, so the idea of savoury pancakes is absolutely genius. And cheese — omg cheese. I adore soft cheeses, but any cheese is good cheese. Except blue cheese — I won’t touch that. Oh, and I won’t touch hot sauce either. I’m a complete wimp when it comes to hot or spicy foods. I can barely even handle mild salsa…

    9. I’ve never had a savory pancake before, so I really can’t imagine how this tastes! Is the texture the same as a regular pancake? The closest savory thing to a pancake that I can imagine is a biscuit (the American kind, not the British kind), but those are obviously a lot thicker than pancakes. Very interesting! I find pancakes to be dry without the syrup…was that the case here, where you feel like you’d NEED Greek yogurt or hot sauce? So fascinating haha

      1. P.S. I realize you said you didn’t need anything except this pancake alone, but I guess I’m still asking because I just can’t imagine! You have truly blown my mind with this one!! 🙂

      2. Amy, it definitely is the texture of a regular pancake, but with cheese. Because of the combination of cheese, eggs and grated cauliflower, they are actually really moist and not dry- but definitely add greek yogurt/sour cream/salsa…hot sauce is a given!

    10. It’s mutual 😉 Well more mutual if we can get on the texting train.

      I want to moisturize myself with goat cheese so I can’t wait for that recipe! In the meantime I’ll start soaking my pancakes with sriracha!

    11. Ok…THIS….this is pure genius. Savory pancakes…perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…eaten cold. I can see it now. This is going to happen!

    12. I did a savory pumpkin pancakes and everyone thought it was weird except you. 🙂

      This sounds awesome… but OMG the goat cheese version to come… I’m going to face plant into that.

    13. I don’t think I’ve ever had a savory pancake – maybe one day – who knows? Maybe even this recipe – looks good!

    14. I freaking love goat cheese and I freaking love these pancakes. I’ve been having serious cheese cravings lately so I need these like YESTERDAY.

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