Sweet Potato Pancakes With Pecan Honey Butter from Boatwright's at Disney's Port Orleans Resort

Food historians tell us that the pancake is one of mankind's oldest forms of bread.

So is it any wonder it is a breakfast favorite in many cuisines?

This recipe is from the kitchen at Boatwright's at Disney's Port Orleans Resort. Sweet Potato Pancakes With Pecan Honey Butter captures all the seasonal flavors from the earthiness of the spuds to the nutty topping.

Yield: 12-15 pancakes.

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

1 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups milk
3 each eggs
6 Tblsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
12-oz. can sweet potato (canned or frozen), mashed

Pecan honey butter:

1 stick butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup toasted pecans


Instructions:

1. To make pecan honey butter, combine butter, honey and toasted pecans. Set aside.

2. To make the pancakes, combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in milk and beaten eggs. Add oil and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in the mashed sweet potatoes (should result in a lumpy texture).

3. In a small nonstick frying pan, heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Pour in batter to desired size. Cook until dark brown (sweet potato pancakes take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes because of the density of the sweet potatoes).

4. Serve pancakes warm with pecan honey butter.

The restaurant:

Boatwright's is at Disney's Port Orleans Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The full-service, casual restaurant was inspired by a shipbuilder's paradise. Boatwright's menu has a Southern flair with down-home specialties for breakfast and dinner.

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