We first discovered sweet potato pancakes when Mike and I were traveling in the south. I am not a sweet potato fan, but when I first tried sweet potato pancakes, it reminded me of pumpkin pie–and I do love some pumpkin pie. I tried many different sweet potato pancake recipes, trying to find the perfect balance of sweet and savory, but nothing seemed quite right, so I ended up tweaking the recipe I found on Food Network. These pancakes have a hint of sweetness, but when eaten with the pecan butter and whipped cream, it is magical. They also are delicious with real maple syrup.
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Pecan Butter and whipped cream and bacon was the first breakfast entrée we served as new owners of Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast (we started the 3-course breakfast with ham and cheese scones followed by a mixed fruit salad with lemon poppy seed dressing). It was Saturday, March 19, 2016 (we closed on the B&B on March 14, 2016). Boy was I nervous, but it was a hit. We still love to serve these pancakes as they continue to be a guest favorite. Enjoy!