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The Best Way To Use Sweet Potatoes For A Fall-Inspired Breakfast
By KAREN GRECO
Pumpkin may be the beloved flavor of fall, but there are other flavors that signify the season like apple, or the underrated sweet potato. Loaded with beta carotene, sweet potatoes are an antioxidant-rich superfood, so why not sneak them in first thing in the morning with this fall-flavored breakfast?
One of the best ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into your morning is by making sweet potato pancakes. Whether you’re working with leftovers, canned sweet potatoes, or fresh, you can make a decadent two-ingredient pancake with mashed sweet potato and pecans, or use them as the base in a traditional pancake mix, leaving out the flour, milk, and leaveners.
Sweet potato pancakes are a great gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast option, plus they’re perfect for sweet tooths; as it turns out, sweet potatoes get sweeter as they cook because they contain the enzyme amylase, which heat breaks down into maltose, a simple sugar. If you’ve got more of a salty tooth, try using sweet potatoes for your next breakfast hash.