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Spiced Indian Sweet Potato Patties


Sweet Potatoes-3 Medium or 4-5 small (makes about 8-10)Potato (any kind)-1 medium boiledGinger-1 inch crushedGreen Chillies (jalapeños)-2 chopped finelyGround Cumin-1 tspGround Coriander-1 tspCornstarch-2-3 tbspsSalt-to tasteOil-for shallow fryingProcess: Wash the Sweet potatoes and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 50 mins- 1 hour until cooked. In the meantime boil a potato either on the stove-top or in a microwave.
Peel off the skin of the sweet potatoes and the potato, mash it and mix all the ingredients except oil.Take some of the mix and flatten it between your hands, into round shaped patties.Heat oil in a no stick pan over medium heat.Shallow fry until nicely brown and caramalized on both sides.Serve hot with some ketchup! Notes: For best results 
  • refrigerate the ready patties for about 20 minutes before you fry them
  • Use a Non-Stick pan to prevent them from sticking (do not use too much oil, just 2 tbsp on each side should suffice)
  • Let the patties develop a nice golden color on one side before you flip them

I went to bed last night knowing these oatmeal-banana-egg white-whey protein-greek yogurt pancakes would be made at some point today. After a long workout  at the gym, I was hungry and in the mood for a large stack of “clean eating” pancakes.


  • 1 very ripe banana
  • whey protein powder
  • whole rolled oats
  • greek yogurt (cottage cheese works too)
  • spelt (or any type of flour)
  • eggs/egg whites
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt


  • in a microwavable bowl, “melt” one overly ripe banana. That means mash it up with a fork and 2 tablespoons of water and microwave on high for 30 seconds. 
  • Then mix in 1/3 cup of oats, 2/3 scoop of whey protein powder, 2 tablespoons spelt flour, 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a dash of salt, cinnamon and baking soda
  • then in a separate bowl, whisk whites of 3 eggs. Then mix in with the rest of the batter
  • add more flour or milk depending on desired consistency
  • **the batter is more successful the longer it sits. Try making it the night before and leaving it in the fridge to meld together. It’ll need more liquid in the morning.
  • in a heated pan over medium heat, pour batter onto greased heated surface and continue to cook as regular pancake
  • caution! this batter is prone to breaking apart… hence my mess of pancakes

Optional add-ins, sides and toppings:

  • batter add-ins: BLUEBERRIES–> my fave… especially Maine blueberries, chocolate chips, cut up bananas, chopped nuts
  • toppings: melted berries– cook berries of choice in microwave with tablespoon of water on high for 1-2 minutes. It may need a bit of sweetener! 
  • sides: greek yogurt mixed with jam, melted berries, pb2, nut butter, maple syrup, or honey