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Sweet Potato Corn Cakes

These corn cakes are simple to make yet packed with flavor. The natural sweetness offered by corn and sweet potatoes makes them enjoyable as a meal or healthy snack.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil (plus more for frying the cakes)
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Several twists of cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 scallions, chopped
  • Handful of cilantro, roughly chopped (or basil, parsley or other green herbs)
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • Sour cream or yogurt, to taste
  • Salsa, to taste


Adults: Bake washed, unpeeled sweet potato in 400°F oven for approximately 45 minutes or until soft (time will depend on size).
Together: Prep remaining ingredients.
Together: Allow sweet potatoes to cool, and peel (the peel should slip right off.)
Adults: Warm skillet, melt butter and sauté chopped onion until translucent. Cut sweet potato into pieces while adding tothe pan. You may have to mash the pieces a little bit. Add corn, mix well and turn off heat.
Together: Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add milk and eggs.
Kids: Stir in the sweet potato mixture and add scallions and green herbs.
Together: Warm just enough butter or olive oil in a frying pan to cook the pancakes. Spoon batter into pan and cook several minutes on each side.
Adults: Enjoy them warm with sour cream or yogurt, salsa and/or hot sauce, and freeze any remaining in an air-tight container for a healthy vegetable-filled snack or quick meal.

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  • Serves: 5
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
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