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The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg Virginia, proudly presents it’s signature recipe for the month of January.  Filled with antioxidants but at the same time decadently delicious this breakfast is good for you and a treat!

Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large sweet potato, roasted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

 

Candied Pecans: recipe follows
Toasted Coconut: recipe follows

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder.  Separate eggs.  Beat egg whites until foamy and soft peaks form.In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg yolks and melted butter.  Gently fold egg whites into wet mixture.  Add wet mixture to the dry.  Peel and mash sweet potato, in a separate bowl, add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg, mix well.  Gently fold sweet potato mixture into the pancake batter.  Let batter stand at least 1 hour (or you can make it a day ahead).

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.  Add batter by the ladleful and cook the pancakes, in batches, until golden brown on each side.  Serve immediately garnished with candied pecans and toasted coconut.

Candied Pecans:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

 

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add all ingredients and cook until the pecans are lightly browned and caramelized, about 8 minutes.  Remove from heat, cool, store in an airtight container.

Toasted Coconut

  • 1 cup sweetened coconut

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread coconut onto sheet pan, with sides.  Place in oven for about 3-4 minutes, turn coconut.  Return to oven for additional 3-4 minutes, watching carefully so coconut does not burn.  Coconut will be lightly browned.  Store in airtight container.

Makes 24  3  1/2-inch pancakes.

We hope you enjoy this recipe from the kitchen of Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Our last guest that had this said it was the best pancake she ever had!  If you hate to cook breakfast give us a call and reserve a room.  We would love to serve you our legendary breakfast each morning of your stay.