Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 3 pancakes, ¼ cup apple slices and 1 tablespoon syrup
Total time: 30 minutes (plus potato roasting time) | Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Price per serving: $1.93
- 2 links sweet apple chicken sausage, such as All Natural Al Fresco brand, diced
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato*
- 1¾ cups buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- 1½ cups all-purpose or white whole-wheat flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ½ small red apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook diced chicken sausage until browned, about five minutes. Remove from heat, transfer sausage to a bowl, wipe out skillet with paper towels and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together sweet potato, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir dry ingredients into sweet potato mixture until combined. Whisk in ¼ cup water to thin the batter.
- Place same skillet over medium-low heat or heat an electric griddle to medium-low. Working in batches, cook ¼-cup portions of batter, gently smoothing with the back of a spoon into even rounds. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the cooked sausage over each round. Continue cooking until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges are dry; carefully flip over pancakes and cook an additional two minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining batter and sausage to make 12 pancakes total.
- To serve, stack three pancakes on each of four plates. Top each serving with thin slices of apple, remaining cooked sausage and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Serve warm.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 426, total fat 9 g, saturated fat 2 g, trans fat 0 g, sodium 750 mg, carbs 70 g, fiber 3 g, sugar 19 g, protein 15 g
*Bake 1 large sweet potato directly on rack of a 450-degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until tender. Peel and purée. Or substitute with 1 cup canned sweet potato purée.
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