Ahhh, the holiday feast. You plan all month, cook all week, eat for only an hour, and are left with bowls and platters of uneaten food. Thank goodness for scrumptious recipes that make the most of all the leftovers. Even leftover sweet potato casserole finds can find new life when stirred into a new dish, like our Sweet Potato Casserole Pancakes.
When serving breakfast the morning after your holiday, (or perhaps your bunch enjoys breakfast for dinner) give your favorite pancake recipe a twist and make a batch of tasty sweet potato pancakes. Add a cup of your leftover sweet potato casserole to the batter, and, if your casserole has a marshmallow topping, simply stir it into the sweet potatoes. Leftover cranberry sauce stirred into the maple syrup adds a bit of a tang to offset the sweetness. If you need to prepare breakfast the night before, choose a make-ahead breakfast casserole, or let your slow cooker do all the work – choose one of these slow-cooker breakfast ideas, set it and forget it, and wake up to a hearty and delicious breakfast.
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce or whole berry cranberry sauce
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
How to Make It
Stir together first 2 ingredients.
Whisk together milk and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in another bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into milk mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot (about 350°), lightly greased (with butter) griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked; turn and cook 1 to 2 more minutes or until puffed and thoroughly cooked. Serve immediately with syrup mixture and toasted pecans, or place in a single layer on a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes.