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!

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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!

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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:

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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!

{ 29 comments }

 

  • 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 šŸ™‚

  • 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. šŸ˜€

  • 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 šŸ™‚ 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. šŸ™‚ 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. šŸ™‚ Yum!

  • jenngirl June 2, 2009, 6:53 am

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

  • 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…

    http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1142030

    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 šŸ™‚

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