Japanese Sweet Potato Apple Wholemeal Pancakes (Organic)

By | 22/05/2016

Japanese sweet potato apple wholemeal pancakes

This is a very healthy breakfast recipe and I have to say that it is not hard to make at all. If your toddler is bored of eating the ordinary pancakes, this improved recipe will be something different with added nutritional values for your children and family.

The Use of This Recipe

This recipe makes 10-11 pancakes not only for your toddler but also meant for the whole family to enjoy.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Healthy Ingredients

1 cup of  organic self-raising flour

1/2 cup of organic wholemeal flour

8 tsp organic light brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 organic egg

1 1/2 cup of farm fresh milk

squeeze small amount of lemon juice

4 cubes of Japanese sweet potato puree

2 cubes of red apple puree

1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder

organic maple syrup and butter, to serve


  1. Put the flour, sugar and baking powder in to a large mixing bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix the egg, lemon  juice  and milk together, then pour into the flour mixture.
  3. Add the Japanese sweet potato, red apple puree and cinnamon powder, whisk everything together until it becomes a smooth batter.
  4. Heat a little oil or butter in a frying pan, when it is really hot, ladle in the batter using a wooden soup ladle, swirling it a little to create a pancake shape.
  5. Fry the pancakes for 1-2 minutes each side  (Hint: look for the airy holes!)until it is lightly golden and puffy.
  6. Serve them with organic maple syrup and butter.

P.S.: I prepared these pancakes with the help of my toddler, Jaeden. In fact, he did most of the preparation work and learned measurement in cups and simple instructions. It is just that, when you invite the toddler to do things together, the time spent on preparing the breakfast can be longer and there will be mess to clean up, but it is definitely worth the trouble. It can be considered as one of the easy fun toddler activities for your kid. The best part is, if you involved your child especially a boy in the kitchen, it will help the child to build mathematic skills indirectly, the eagerness to offer help, stay focus and eliminate the stereotyping concept that only girls should be making food in the kitchen. To top it off, your toddler will have a better appetite to enjoy the food, because… “I cooked that!” ( it’s okay, give all the credits to the toddler for that is their nature- read this  to understand them…LOL). Check out another pancake recipe like blueberry lemon buttermilk pancakes.

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4 thoughts on “Japanese Sweet Potato Apple Wholemeal Pancakes (Organic)

  1. Lynne

    Oh I have to try this recipe with my kids. They love cooking with me. My son is 2 and my daughter is 4. I currently can’t even look at the kitchen without my son dragging a chair in to help me cook.
    He has to be involved in everything. If anyone comes for dinner I just have to apologize and let them know that everything gets licked by him while cooking hahaha.
    But we have loads of fun in the kitchen, thankfully he also likes cleaning and packing away.

    You know the thing is that right now it might be hard to get anything done at all, BUT we are teaching them incredible life skills.

    When I was 10 years old I was able to cook meals for the whole family. I can’t wait for the day my kids come home, make me a cup of coffee and cook supper!

    This recipe looks so much healthier than the normal pancakes we have made before.

    1. Jenna Post author

      Haha, Lynne, I can imagine and relate to what you are talking about- dragging a chair in to help us cook! Your son is so cute, licked everything! I am sure the guest will not mind it for a little taste helper. Yes, you are so right about the life skills, that is the reason why I do not mind the extra time taken and the mess to clean, they will be independent like how a ten-year-old can cook meals for the whole family. :)) I am glad you find the pancakes healthy and happy pancaking with your son!

  2. Michael

    Hey Jenna, super cute site, I love it! Nice recipe as well. The youngest of my twin boys (by 2 minutes 😉 is on a real pancake kick. He would have them for breakfast lunch dinner and a snack if he could. I want to try and get him to have a bit healthier version of his favorite meal. This recipe should be the ticket. Thanks again, and keep up the great work with the site.

    1. Jenna Post author

      Hey Michael,

      I am so glad if this recipe can provide more nutrients to your twin boys, hope that they will love it! Thanks for the kind words and great encouragement, this will help me to keep growing the site!


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