Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce For A Thanksgiving Breakfast

These sweet potato pancakes are topped with marshmallow sauce for an extra special Thanksgiving breakfast! A traditional side dish turned into a morning delight. Sweet potatoes and marshmallows should be best friends for life.

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I love Thanksgiving sides, so you may have noticed quite a few of the usuals turning into breakfasts on here. In case you missed it, first up was Blueberry Cornbread Muffins. Then I shared a Breakfast Cornbread with Turkey and Cheese. As you can guess, cornbread is one of my favorite Thanksgiving sides (perhaps inspired by the time I spent in Texas?)

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce for a festive fall breakfast | The Worktop

Today, I’ve turned one of my other favorite Thanksgiving sides – sweet potatoes with marshmallows – into breakfast! These Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce are made in honor of the side dish that my dear friend always made for our annual Friendsgiving when I was living in Chicago.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce for a festive fall breakfast | The Worktop

It became a tradition where she would turn up with her sweet potato casserole and ask to just pop it in the oven to brown the marshmallows on top. I’d happily oblige and make room in the top shelf of the oven to broil the marshmallows. Once everything was set on the table, the first person to dig into the sweet potato casserole (usually her husband) would sigh and mutter “I told you so, just like last year, the sweet potatoes are still under cooked…” Every single year. The sweet potato casserole would end up back in the oven, and become the last dish to be set out on the table – just in time for everyone’s second helping of food :)

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce for a festive fall breakfast | The Worktop

That extra wait time and anticipation always made it extra tasty. Sweet potatoes and marshmallows should be best friends for life. So this recipe is dedicated to my sweet (potato loving) friend, who I miss dearly! Thanks for the many years of always being in charge of the sweet potato casserole!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce For A Thanksgiving Breakfast
 
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These sweet potato pancakes are topped with marshmallow sauce for an extra special Thanksgiving breakfast! A traditional side dish turned into a morning delight.
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Serves: 10 pancakes
Ingredients
For the sweet potato pancakes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed (about ¾ cups (200 grams) of mashed sweet potatoes)
  • 2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour (or a mixture of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • small piece of chocolate, for grating on top
For the marshmallow sauce
  • 1½ cups (170 grams) marshmallow fluff
  • 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
To make the sweet potato pancakes
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Beat in the sweet potato. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the sweet potato mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat the pan in a very thin layer of oil.
  4. Drop the pancake batter by ¼ cups.
  5. When the pancakes start to bubble around the edges (about 2 minutes), flip and cook for about 2 more minutes.
To make the marshmallow sauce
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix together the marshmallow fluff and water. Heat, stirring constantly, until well combined and the marshmallow sauce is shiny, about 5 minutes.
To serve
  1. Top the pancakes with the marshmallow sauce. Grate a bit of chocolate on top.

If you’re curious how other American bloggers spend their Thanksgiving in London, check out The Ultimate Guide To Thanksgiving by The London Pass. I contributed a little blurb to it too, and will be spending Thanksgiving weekend exploring the city with my complimentary London Passes.

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Comments

  1. How can it be that I just saw these?!?!?! When I saw the title–I thought, perfect combination! Thanks for a beautiful recipe and one of my favorite-est posts ever. I will most definitely be making these and recalling lovely memories with some of my very favorite people (that’s you and my husband…possibly in that order, but don’t tell him).

  2. When I see the marshmellows with the stacks of pancakes, I keep thinking of smores. Should melt some chocolate in between layers too!!

  3. Wow! These pancakes are gorgeous looking! That chocolate shaving makes them extra special. These would be a huge hit for the Thanksgiving weekend. Must share!

  4. Teresa jui says:

    Wow that’s incredible sweet potatoes and marshmallow pancakes. I will try the taste.

  5. TONGUE OUT… Panting like a dog over this recipe!!

  6. I have a whole bag of sweet potatoes sitting in my cabinet and I have been scratching my head as to what to do with them. Sure I could just pop them in the oven and make standard sweet potatoes. . .but then something magical happened. I came across this recipe that calls for sweet potato pancakes. How perfect. The Mr. loves pancakes so I can’t wait to surprise him with these. The big question. . .should I wait until Thanksgiving morning to treat him to all this yummy goodness?

  7. OMG… where has your blog been all my life. I like every single post and want to make them all!!

    • Hi Michele! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad to hear you like all the posts and recipes! Don’t worry, the blog is fairly new, so it probably hasn’t been around for most of your life ;) You haven’t missed out on too much.

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