Gingerbread Sweet Potato Pancakes

Happy holidays!

Did you guys have a good Christmas??

I love this time in between Christmas and New Years. You still have some time off work and don’t have to fully release yourself from holiday celebrations just yet. Plus, this time of year is great for re-evaluating the year behind and planning for the year ahead. I love that kind of stuff!

More on the reevaluating the year behind on a post in a couple of days!

Kitchenspired turned a year old last week! Can you believe that? I am so thankful to have the opportunity to write this blog and the amazing support I’ve received from you all in the last year. The past year has flown by and I’m hopeful for the fun inspiration that’s to come! This was my first post on December 12th of last year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Holiday recap time! What did us Wibles do this Christmas break?

First, we stayed in Waco at my in-laws’ house. It was a blast, as usual. Super special time with the family! This was me matching with my giant snuggy brother-in-law.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2791.jpgWent to the gym by my in-laws house for a couple holiday workouts! Not my best workouts ever but they are better than nothing!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2793.jpgHad my fair share of indulgences (trust me) but also had a couple mornings where I could tell my body just needed protein and veggies instead of something sugary. And this hit the spot./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2795.jpgHusband and I after the Christmas Eve service!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2804.jpg

Then we headed up to Ft. Worth to visit with my family! We were super sad to find out my brother couldn’t make it down from Portland. It wasn’t the same without him there. But we still really enjoyed time with everyone!

My parents got me a CAT for Christmas!!! Look at how tiny and cute she is:

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Her name is Piper!!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2809.jpgIMG_2822And I caught her doing some yoga which made me love her even more!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2838.jpg

We decided that since she’s only 2 pounds and I’m in a more overwhelming season of life, taking her home would not be a good idea at this point with Kipling in the house as well. He would FREAK. OUT. And maybe accidentally kill her? So maybe when she’s bigger and he’s more mature, we will bring her home. ๐Ÿ™‚ For now, I will just visit her at my parents house!

My dad makes the best omelettes for us.

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Also, my holidays are not complete without delicious homemade Puerto Rican food! ๐Ÿ™‚/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2814-0.jpg

My dad, sister, and I! I really really love this picture!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2831.jpg

We went to the Perot Museum in Dallas together as a family. Really cool! Luckily they let my husband borrow one of their wheelchairs. The nephews especially enjoyed riding in his lap ๐Ÿ™‚/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2832.jpgDidn’t really work out in Fort Worth except for an 80-minute hot yoga class, which is my FAVORITE!!!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2834.jpg

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My mom, sister, and I had a girls day out in Grapevine, where we wentย to this art studio called Gypsy Muse and worked on an art project together. It was funny! Don’t know if we really mastered the art, but it was great quality time together ๐Ÿ™‚

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2844.jpg/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2848.jpgWe had to make a trip to Velvet Taco while in town. This was my first time to try the tots with an egg…and Oh. My. Yum. I want to eat this for breakfast every day. Crispy tater tots, herbed goat cheese, bacon, and an over-easy egg on top!ย /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2837.jpgI also had to hit up some Whole Foods on my way out of the metroplex!!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2852.jpgAs you can tell, we had a busy Christmas week! I kind of feel like my nephew does in this pic. So fun, but glad to be home and get some rest!/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/c63/29578914/files/2014/12/img_2842.jpg


When I was trying to go to sleep the other night, I had visions of this recipe. I got out of bed to write it down before I could fall asleep… Then made it the next morning. Delicious!!! It is definitely hearty, thick, delicious, and filling!

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Gingerbread Sweet Potato Pancakes
serves 2
Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato, baked (about 1 cup of baked sweet potato)
  • 1 egg + 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, scoop out the insides of the baked sweet potato and mash it up with a fork until more creamy.
  2. Add eggs, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger to the sweet potato and mix together. Then whisk it together until incorporated.
  3. Slowly add the coconut flour to the wet ingredients while whisking. Add baking soda and continue mixing. If the batter is still too thick/dense, add a little water or almond milk until it had a pancake consistency.
  4. Heat up a pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop out pancake batter, let it cook about 4 minutes and then flip over. Repeat. Makes about 4 super-thick pancakes!

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Alexa

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