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Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

Posted on October 23rd, 2020

This easy sweet potato pancake recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Autumn weather is getting on the cooler side, so warm and hearty meal ideas that are beneficial to eye health are a perfect combination.

This recipe, courtesy of FYidoctors patient Van Schepdael, contains nutrients. Flax seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids, which may help protect against dry eyes, macular degeneration, and even reduce the risk of cataracts. The vitamins and nutrients found in eggs, including lutein, vitamin A, and zinc, promote eye health and functionality. Sweet potatoes on their own are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Vitamin A helps protect the surface of the eye and plays a role in decreasing the risk of vision loss from macular degeneration. Due to their low glycemic index, whole grains, such as oats, can help reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration. The vitamin E, zinc and niacin found in whole grains also can help promote overall eye health. And, last but not least, the berries as a topping give you the added benefits of vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.


3 oz sweet potatoes

2 eggs

2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp cooking oats

1 tbsp freshly ground flax seed

Pinch of cinnamon


  1. Blend all ingredients together with a hand blender.
  2. Cook in frying pan sprayed with non-stick spray on medium-low temperature.
  3. These take longer than a normal pancake, so be sure to watch them cook carefully. Flip when solid enough to get a spatula underneath.
  4. Serve topped with fresh berries and yogurt.

Enjoy this healthy sweet potato recipe on a brisk fall day. For more delicious recipes using foods for eye health, check out our blog.