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March 22, 2017

Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

 I love creating healthy, raw vegan versions of recipes that are connected to "comfort foods" from my childhood. Potato Latkes were a favorite that mom used to cook up. They always make me feel happy, and  remind me of a connection to family when we all lived nearby and could celebrate together. With my mom just passing recently, I'm revisiting some of her Traditional Recipes, and challenging myself to make a raw version. SUCCESS! While they look a little dry, they are moist, chewy and full of flavor. Once you put the raw applesauce on top, they soften and rehydrate the outside of the pancake.  The onion flavor and texture tingle my taste buds and really remind me of Grammy's Latkes!

For this recipe, I used two different spiralizers, however, you can easily use a peeler, grater and/or paring knife to achieve successful results. 

1 medium zucchini
1 sweet potato
1/2 onion

 Spiralize 1 medium zucchini into spaghetti like noodles. I used the World Cuisine Spiralizer.

Using sweet potato, create fine angel hair pasta like noodles. I used the Benriner Spiralizer's finest blade. It works great on hard root veggies.

Spiralize onion into flat style noodles. A vegetable peeler works great. I used the World Cuisine single ribbon blade. All if this is not required, but produces a nice  texture. Now, chop all  noodles into 2-3" pieces.

Sweet Potato Angel Hair Pasta
Spiralized Onion

2T ground flax
6T Water
7T Almond flour
1/4t onion powder
Pinch of salt, pepper

Whisk flax and water, and pour over chopped veggies. Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well with hands.

Form and pat into 9 or 10 patties. Place on non-stick dehydrator sheet and dehydrate 3-4 hours at 110 degrees F.

Flip from non-stick dehdyrator tray onto mesh sheets. If using a TSM dehydrator, use the stainless steel rack. This is my favorite dehydrator. Dehydrate until preferred consistency. (4-8 hrs). Dehydrate longer for a crispier treat.

3 apples, (peeled and cored)
1 tsp, lemon juice
1 Tbsp ground white chia
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch salt

Pulse ingredients in food processor to desired consistency. I like my applesauce chunky. The chia helps absorb excess moisture.

Top pancakes with a dollop of applesauce and cinnamon and let sit 10 minutes to soften. Serve..

Option: warm pancakes in dehydrator prior to serving. These may be stored in freezer and warmed in dehydrator when needed.


Megan said...

These look amazing! I can't wait to try this recipe.

DebB said...

I just made a double batch of these and we were so impressed!

I've been eating raw vegan for several years, but this is the first recipe I've made using raw sweet potato.

This recipe is a keeper and I'll be making it again for sure! Thank you for sharing this ~ we just loved it!

Unknown said...

Just popped a double batch of these into the dehydrator and they smell amazing! I'm sure they will taste just as good as they smell :)

Rawfully Tempting B. Kessler said...

Awesome, Jennifer!! We've received a lot of feedback on these..I hope you enjoy them as much as everyone has!! Please let us know how they turn out!!! Happy Holiday!!!

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