Sweet Potato Whoopie Pie Pancakes

by HEAB on December 5, 2010

A quick recap of Sweet Potato Week, shall we?


Cottage Pie


Almond Flour Pancakes with Cocoa Roasted Sweet Potatoes


No Bake Sweet Potato Curried Casserole


Sweet Potato Lefse for One


Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Reese’s PB Cup Filling


Sweet Potato Pie for One


Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Oaties


Hawaiian Baked Sweet Potatoes


Sweet Potato Meatballs


Holiday Day Roasted Veggies

Wow, looking back, I ate a lot of sweet taters this week. No wonder I look like I’ve been using fake tanning cream. 😉 I decided to finish Sweet Potato Week off with Pancake Sunday, thus giving you 8 wonderful days of sweet potato lovin’. This morning’s pancakes were inspired by my friend Lindsay’s pumpkin whoopie pies. She brought them over with our lovely dinner on Friday night, and believe me, those things did not last long in this house. Whoopie pies are goooood!

First up, I whipped up a batch of sweet potato oat pancakes based on reader Marty’s oat waffle recipe she sent me. Thanks Marty – so simple and delicious!


Into the Vita-Mix (and blender will do) went 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 baked sweet potato, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla,1/2 tsp baking powder, and a dash of salt. Blend and fry on pancake griddle over low heat. Yields 6 small (& very moist) pancakes.

Now, for the filling, I was dreaming of some whipped cream cheese stirred together with a little maple syrup or stevia. However, I was cream cheeseless and racked my brain for what I could possibly use for my whoopie pie filling based on ingredients I already had…and I had a lot of eggs.


HEABified Whoopie Pie Filling: Beat 3 egg whites until stiff white peaks form. Then beat in 1 TBSP softened butter along with 1 packet of stevia. Spoon onto pancakes and sandwich together. Yes, I ate raw egg whites, and they were delicious. No shame.

Hope you enjoyed Sweet Potato Week as much as I did! 🙂


Anita December 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Have you tried Rice Mellow Marshmallow vegan fluff? I use it in place of frosting sometimes. Could work with your sweet potato whoppie pies. Easy to use.

HEAB December 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm

No, but I think I need to find some and soon! Grew up on Fluffernutter sandwiches…need to HEABify. 😉

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Oh HEAB, you’ve got me craving sweet taters in the worst way. And by worst I mean best.

With so many amazing options my brain just fritzes and reverts back to plain old baked with butter/coconut oil, s&p. The more I try to get fancy, the simpler I eat! Could be worse, I guess. 🙂

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Sweet tater + coconut oil + s&p…you can never go wrong with that combo! Sometimes simple is best. 🙂

Megan (BraiseTheRoof) December 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I was so excited to see lefse on your blog! I come from a Scandinavian family and we make authentic lefse every year around the holidays- it’s one of my all time favorite desserts (we roll them with butter and sugar, the old-school way my Grammy taught us). I’ll have to throw a blog post up about it when I make it this year!

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I’d never hear of Lefse before, but it was so good. Next time I’d like to make it thinner and eat it old-school 🙂

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} December 6, 2010 at 7:38 am

Are you orange yet? 😉 Very inspiring recipes!

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

A little bit. 🙂

Hanna M. December 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

Mmm, raw meringue filling 🙂

Denice December 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

So, confession. I have NEVER had a sweet potato that wasn’t mashed and covered with a crumble sugar toping, and on Thanksgiving. So, today I bought my first and I am so torn on what to make with it, so many options.

Also, just a thanks for the PB and nutritional yeast idea. I didn’t know what NY was until your blog, but got some the other day and as soon as I walked in the door mixed it with PB and it was like heaven. Just need to roll in chocolate and it would be perfect! Thanks!

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

Oh my gosh, I am so excited for your first non-mashed sweet potato experience. You must let me know what you try…perhaps a baked tater topped with Reese’s filling? 😉

Namaste Gurl December 6, 2010 at 12:10 am

What a fun- filled week of sweet potatoes– loved reading about all your wacky and yummy SP recipes 🙂 SO trying your indian- spiced sweet potato oaties 🙂

In fact, I had one smothered in Nutzzo and coconut oil this afternoon as a snack– yummy 🙂

Have a good Monday Heather! xoxo

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 6:49 am

Namaste Gurl,
I love all your sweet tater lovin’ 🙂

I think between the two of us, we must go through a jar of coconut oil in no time! Hope you have a good Monday as well.

lisa December 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

This has got to be the best post . ever. all the sweet potato recipes in ONE post? What can be better! : )

HEAB December 6, 2010 at 6:49 am

Nothing…nothing could be better. 🙂

Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy December 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm

You are going to turn into 1 big sweet potato.

jodye @ 'scend food December 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

This week on HEAB has certainly been one of my favorites, since sweet potatoes play an integral role in my survival… I don’t think I could go a day without! The whoopie pie idea is so great. Definitely going to have to try that for breakfast soon!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Glad you enjoyed SPW! 🙂

Gina December 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Loved all of the recipes! So creative. Can’t wait to try them 🙂

Ellen @ fatgirlwearingthin December 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I loved this entire week. Plus, now I know what my husband and I are having for dinner tonight – the sweet potato pancakes! I love reading a recipe and then discovering that I have all the ingredients 🙂

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Hope you and the hubby enjoy your breakfast for dinner! 🙂

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Yum I <3 sweet potato week! 🙂

vanillasugar December 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

ohhh sweet potato and curry go so well together. love that.

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm

“Yes, I ate raw egg whites, and they were delicious. No shame.”

Isnt that what Orange Julius at the mall was in the 70s-late 80s? I mean, we all lived, right? And loved them none the less! At least I did 🙂

And we all eat raw cookie dough with raw eggs and butter, as kids, right? (or adults!) and we’ve lived.

Whoopppppppee pies…nice! Jenna of Eat live run recently did a post about whoopee pies using pumpkin as part of the pie and the cream was a butter cream I believe. And now your recipe. Dang. I need to get in on the whoopee pie action!

Your entire week of eats looks….divine!


HEAB December 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Yeah, I’m not sure why everyone freaks out over raw eggs. I mean Rocky drank them all the time, right? 😉 And yeah, who hasn’t eaten cookie dough?!? Used to live on the stuff when I was younger and totally forgot about Orange Julius. Was never a huge fan, but those things used to be everywhere. What ever happened to them I wonder. Jenna did it up right with buttercream frosting. I was too lazy to go that route. 😉

Marina December 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Tomorrow I’m buying sweet potato, can’t wait to try some of yours recipes!
Btw, happy blogiversary!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Thanks Marina. 🙂

Heather December 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I LOVE that you did a Sweet Potato Week! So many wonderful creations! I almost made your sweet potato pie for breakfast yesterday, but I was seriously craving some oats. After seeing the pic again, I think I will HAVE to make this in the am!

Awesome spin off of whoopie pies! Looks great! Happy Pancake Sunday!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Heather, Yes, you HAVE to – no doubt about it. 🙂

Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Mmmm I still think your sweet potato pie for one looks delicious!! Thanks for bring us SPW, I look forward to the next one 🙂

T December 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I think I would fry up two eggs and sandwich them between and spread with 1/2 mashed avocado. Like egg-cado-potato sandwiches on oatmeal bread.

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Good thinkin’! I just like the sound of egg-cado-potato. 🙂

Ana December 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Always great to find new sweet potato recipes, great week of sweet taters Heather! I like your pancakes, might also be good with pumpkin.
Happy 1 month birthday to Summer!! Give her an extra hug for me! 🙂

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Thanks so much Ana – can’t believe she’s already 1 month old. It really does go by fast, no? 🙂

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Such a girl after my own heart! Not that you need them, but I buy powdered egg whites and I dip into those when I don’t happen to have the real thing or if it’s to be consumed ‘raw’. They are made by DebEl- I’m sure amazon has them.

Have a wonderful sunday Family Heab!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hey Deb. Do the DebEl egg whites whip up nice and foamy – In other words, how do they pimp up? 😉

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Put it this way: I’m their ‘ho. 😉

lindsay December 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Agreed, sounds like a great week of taters to me. Love the new oaties. Whats next week? Butternut quash? hehe.

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This week, I’m posting a few giveaways along with some Christmas gift ideas…plus perhaps a few more sweet potato recipes. I can’t get enough! 😉

Healthy Choc December 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

What an awesome week of sweet potato deliciousness!!!!!! =D
Those pancakes look amaaaazing!!!!!!!!! I might have breakfast for dinner. =D

Christin@purplebirdblog December 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm

This is my kinda week! Sweet potatoes = true love 4eva!! 😉

VeggieGirl December 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm


Yes, that is all.

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Sweet potatoes 8 days a week; I dig it!!! 🙂

All of those dishes look so yummy, the sweet potato meatballs have piqued my curiosity. hehe

Katie December 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

That’s some serious sweet potato loving there. Are you going to miss them?

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Yes, I don’t think I could ever tire of my beloved sweet tater. Told CD to pick up more at the store today as I still have a few recipes I want to try. 🙂

Moni'sMeals December 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

Well done Heather, you did it!

The last recipe is so creative, I am all over that today (I might cook the middle though), just need a few more sweet potatoes. 🙂

What’s next week!?!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Christmas gift ideas and giveaways…plus I still have a few more sweet potato recipes I want to try. 😉

Halley (Blunder Construction) December 5, 2010 at 11:34 am

Mmmm.. look at all the sweet potato goodness!! Won’t you miss these next week? I think any week can be sweet potato week. 🙂

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Yes, I told CD to pick up more sweets when he goes to the store later today as I still have a few recipes I want to try. 🙂

Lauren at KeepItSweet December 5, 2010 at 11:30 am

you did go sweet potato crazy! i have turned orange from pumpkin before, but never sweet potatoes:-)

Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

Yes! Meringue-based filling! And eat raw eggs all the time, too.

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Good, glad to know I’m not the only one. As long as I know my eggs are coming from a good source, I never worry about eating them raw.

Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

You must be in sweet potato heaven. I wanna make those whoopie pies! 😀

Katy (The Singing Runner) December 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

I loved sweet potato week! So many great recipes I can’t wait to try! 🙂

Baking 'n' Books December 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

Does CD share in the pancakes? 🙂

I’m loving the Sweet Potato meatballs you have there – thrown in a big stir-fry with ketchup 😉

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

Baking ‘n’ Books,
No, CD doesn’t really eat much for breakfast. That’s my department. 🙂

Kimberly December 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

I have got to try some of your sweet tator yumminess! The meatballs look so good!! Happy pancake Sunday 🙂

Little Bookworm December 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

Thanks for all the sweet potato recipes Heather! 🙂 Especially love the casserole recipe!

Nicole (Picky Nicky) December 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

I love sweet potatoes 😀 This week, we had guests coming over so I cut up and roasted about 6 sweet potatoes and as it turns out none of our guests like sweet potatoes :O Yes, it’s hard to imagine!! So this weekend I’ve been having sweet potato fries with all my meals 🙂 I’m a bit orange, too, actually!

HEAB December 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

NONE of them liked sweet potatoes? That is so very wrong! Oh well, just meant more for you. 🙂

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