As we enter into Vata Season (cold and dry time of year) we naturally do what the animals do in that they begin to store food. For us as humans, though we may go into semi-hibernation, we go inward and store food in the form of High Fat and Protein to insulate us from the cold. This recipe helps to give us adequate nutrition in alignment with the season. This recipe is best for Vata and Pitta types. Kapha may increase in more Kapha.
8 oz. of sweet potato (either freshly boiled or out of an organic can)
1 tbs. of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of spelt flour
1 tbs. of pecans or other nuts
1/2 cup of ghee
1 tbs. of raw sugar (optional)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
Mix dry ingredients together and wet ingredients together. Then combine both.
Heat a a grill/pancake pan, then add a teaspoon of butter or ghee.
Take a ladle worth of batter and add it to the pan. When you see a significant amount of bubbles forming that's when it is time to flip the pancake.
Cook until golden brown.
Add pecans or other nuts.
Apply maple syrup and serve.
Note: you can also use this recipe to make pumpkin pancakes/waffles. Simply switch out the sweet potato with pumpkin. Just as good.