Enjoy my baked version of the pan-fried potato pancake with applesauce made organically. This recipe makes 4 servings and is a healthy meal to eat as a side dish or serve with a poached egg for breakfast.
3 medium organic sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
1/2 cup organic applesauce
4 tbs rice flour (whole wheat or oat flour can be substituted)
1 tsp organic baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or coconut oil
- Grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Add applesauce, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly by hand.
- Place rounded mounds of the mixture on cookie sheet (about 3" diameter).
- Bake for 20 minutes, flip with spatula, and bake on the other side for another 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with more applesauce.
*Sweet potatoes are one of the top vegetable sources of beta-carotene, (vitamin A), which is excellent for your vision and preventing cancer. They are rich in vitamins C & E that contain potent antioxidants. Sweet potatoes have a large amount of vitamin B6 and potassium, each helping the body maintain healthy blood flow and normal brain function.
*Sweet potatoes are high in "good" carbohydrates, meaning that although high in fiber, they are low in fat content so that caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently than a low-fiber carbohydrate.