Sweet Potato Cakes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 17, 12:24 PM in . No comments.

Sweet Potato Cakes

I had potato cakes for breakfast this morning and started to wonder about how these would be made with sweet potato. Sweet potato is a wonderful food with so many health benefits. It has a low GI, is an excellent source of flavenoids (beta carotene and vitamin A), is high in fibre, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. You can make sweet or savoury versions of sweet potato cakes. Here is a simple one you could try for breakfast or brunch.


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted plain flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Combine remaining ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop by tablespoons onto hot greased griddle or skillet and fry, turning once, until browned on both sides.

Tags: Cakes, Sweet Potato

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Anne Myers-Wright

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.


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