I could not sleep last night, so as I often do, I visualized my breakfast. 


I wondered what my regular pancakes would taste like if I added sweet potato…. and the actual meal was better than I imagined!


I added 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato to my usual Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake pancake mix (and I also added a little extra unsweet almond breeze to the mix because the potato soaked up so much of the almond milk).  The result were fluffy, chewy, and slightly sweet pancakes!


These pancakes didn’t "taste" like sweet potato; the potato changed the texture and density more than anything.  It was fun to sneak some veggies into my breakfast!


Plus, blueberries and syrup:


10 Minute Strength Routine


This morning’s strength routine consisted of:


  • 30 push-ups
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • Two 30-second planks
  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 20 reverse crunches


I am hopeful my schedule will permit me to make it to the gym tonight! We’ll see!


Have a great day!



  • NoMeatAthlete June 2, 2009, 4:26 am

    Yum, I love potato pancakes! But I’ve never made them at home. I’ll have to get my wife to make these. I cook too, but breakfast is her realm 🙂

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) June 2, 2009, 4:30 am

    Mmm, as always, the pancakes look delicious! Your strength routine has inspired me to do a quick one right now!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 2, 2009, 5:04 am

    Sweet potato pancakes sound delicious! I know I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pancakes, so I’ll have to give these a try for sure. 😀

  • girlrunningaround June 2, 2009, 5:21 am

    Yum! There’s an organic resaturant in our neck of the woods that has amazing sweet potato pancakes. My mouth is watering! LOL

  • spicygranola June 2, 2009, 5:38 am

    Adding sweet potato to pancakes sounds good, but did it make them too mushy on the inside? I have a can of sweet potato puree I don’t know what to do with. Thanks for the idea

  • Stacey June 2, 2009, 5:45 am

    Mmmm 🙂 I love a weekend breakfast during a weekday!

    When I can’t sleep, I start to make up stories in my head..for instance..how my boyfriend will one day propose to me, lol…So glad he isn’t a blog reader!!

  • tfh June 2, 2009, 5:54 am

    Hope you’re feeling better today! Sounds like you are. 🙂 Looking forward to trying out your sweet potato trick in my own pancakes…

  • Haleigh June 2, 2009, 6:01 am

    Yum! Those pancakes look so delicious! As always…. Love the idea to add sweet potato.

  • Dori June 2, 2009, 6:05 am

    Those sweet potato pancakes sound so good. I definitely need to try that next time!

  • Brandi June 2, 2009, 6:10 am

    I was dreaming of my breakfast last night, too! I love the idea of sweet potato in pancakes. It’s awesome in oatmeal!

    I hope you’re feeling better this morning

  • HangryPants June 2, 2009, 6:38 am

    That sounds so good!

    Re: cookie eating. I think emotional eating is good sometimes, too. It’s when I don’t really want to eat something, but I do because I am stressed that I hate.

    Re: Hitting a wall. There is an article in this month’s Runner’s World about that too. I can’t rememebr if that is the article you mentioned in your post, but I just read it and thought of you.

  • Defining Wellness June 2, 2009, 6:49 am

    Sounds like we might need to add some sweet potato to our “pancake Saturday” routine. 🙂 Yum!

  • jenngirl June 2, 2009, 6:53 am

    Sorry you couldn’t sleep last night, but looks like visualizing breakfast worked out well! 😉

  • recipesforcreativity June 2, 2009, 7:12 am

    Good idea, those pancakes look very tasty!

  • Katherine June 2, 2009, 7:13 am

    What a great way to add some extra nutrients to your breakfast – I’m definitely trying this out over the weekend!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 2, 2009, 7:21 am

    If you ever come to AZ you are making me pancakes! Ha! Hope you feel better!

  • april June 2, 2009, 7:49 am

    I love sneaking veggies into meals too! Pumpkin is my go-to…but I’ll have to try sweet potatoes next time!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK June 2, 2009, 7:56 am

    love these!!!

    I am doing a bootcamp this summer and love your mini workout I am going to have to use some of those to push the ladies!

  • ellie June 2, 2009, 7:58 am

    hope you are feeling better today!

    Pancakes sound great- I’ve made pumpkin ones but never sweet potato…*adding to list of stuff to try*

  • Danielle June 2, 2009, 7:58 am

    What a great idea!

  • Christina June 2, 2009, 8:04 am

    I love new pancake variations. Sweet potato ones sound delicious!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 2, 2009, 8:20 am

    What a great idea! Pancakes look great! I have been on a weekend pancake kick myself! Yum!

    Great morning workout! I need to incorporate things like that into my morning. It feels good to get the heartrate up first thing with a little exercise.

    Have a great day!

  • runsarah June 2, 2009, 8:20 am

    Sweet potato pancakes sound awesome! Your 10 min routine sounds great too – I need to start doing planks!

  • Matt June 2, 2009, 8:24 am

    This recipe is really good…


    It's a pain to make, but they are awesome!

  • Bec June 2, 2009, 8:42 am

    what a great idea!

  • Jenny June 2, 2009, 9:38 am

    you are a straight up genius girl :)!

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 2, 2009, 9:40 am

    Mmm, I love making sweet potato pancakes!

  • Tay June 2, 2009, 12:03 pm

    What a great idea! I’ll have to try that soon.

  • seesaraheat June 2, 2009, 5:00 pm

    Sneaking in veggies at breakfast is so much fun! Hope you get to the gym too 🙂

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