Sweet Potato Latkes

Where are all my sweet potato lovers?

I am such a fan of sweet potatoes. They are high in Beta Carotene and vitamins C and E. They also have lots of potassium and iron. Sweet potatoes are fat free and cholesterol free and are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer and strengthen your immune system. And let’s be honest – they just taste great!

But if you’re tired of baked sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries, you may want to try a little something different. Well, here you go!

Sweet Potato Latkes
1 pound sweet potatoes
3 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of coconut oil

1. Peel sweet potatoes and grate. Drain excess liquid with a clean dishcloth.
2. Place potatoes in a bowl and mix with eggs, flour, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
3. In a nonstick pan, heat oil over medium heat. Pat potato mix into 3-inch patties. Place patties in the pan and fry on each side until browned. Keep an eye on them and don’t let them burn!
4. Remove from pan and place on paper towels or coffee filters to drain off excess oil.
5. Serve with applesauce or a dollop of sour cream on top, if desired.

This is a nice twist to the traditional potato latke using white potatoes. Give it a try at your next brunch or cook up a batch on a Sunday morning for a healthy and fun alternative to pancakes.

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Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well. And until next time – veg in, don’t veg out.


Karen Ann Kennedy’s commitment to wellness and service is at the heart of her life and career. As a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a decorated United States Army veteran, and a longtime Human Resources Director, it is only natural that Karen would launch The Caring Coaching Center, to support others in reaching their health, fitness, and lifestyle goals. As the company’s President, CEO, and “Coach in Chief,” Karen provides individual, group, and corporate health and wellness coaching that is flexible, fun, and free of denial. As Karen likes to say: “Little changes. BIG results!”

Thanks to her studies at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school, Karen is well versed in the importance of nutrition and healthy living. Karen also has extensive experience in compassionately coaching and counseling others through her work in human resources and volunteer management, having worked in this industry for over 20 years.

Karen shares her knowledge and passion for healthy living as a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Known for her bright smile, boundless energy, and approachability, Karen is an in-demand speaker who has presented training programs for many prestigious organizations and schools in the Philadelphia area, including The National Constitution Center, The Urban League of Philadelphia, Constitution High School, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey, The Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, City Year of Greater Philadelphia, and the Upper Darby School District.

Karen is also a decorated veteran of the United States Army, serving her country for eight years including a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, and now residing in Ocean City, New Jersey, Karen offers Caring Coaching to clients nationwide. In addition to coaching, she loves cooking, marathon running, and writing her blog, Carrots Don’t Scream When You Boil Them.

Karen is also the author of Your Best Year Yet! 365 Days of Little Changes that Add Up to Big Results! Available on


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