Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Imagine biting into a crispy, golden brown latke, the sweetness of the potato melting on your tongue, the subtle crunch of the exterior giving way to a soft, warm interior. Now imagine this delicious treat is not just bursting with flavor, but also brimming with nutritional value. This Sweet Potato Latkes recipe has it all!

Introducing a nutritious and mouthwatering variation of the traditional latke recipe – the healthy Sweet Potato Latke. With its ease of preparation, nutrient-rich goodness and undeniable deliciousness, this delightful twist is sure to win hearts and taste buds alike. Dive into this delectable creation and savor the perfect blend of flavors, while enjoying the countless health benefits it brings.

Latkes, traditionally made from potatoes and onions, are a staple of Jewish cuisine, particularly during Hanukkah. However, our recipe takes this beloved dish and gives it a unique twist by swapping out regular potatoes for the vibrant and nutrient-packed sweet potato. Not only does this add a hint of sweetness that complements the savory onion, but it also enhances the health quotient of the dish. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin A, and many other essential nutrients, making these latkes a delectable and healthy treat.

The star ingredient that sets our version apart is almond flour. This addition elevates the traditional latke to a whole new level of taste and texture, introducing a surprising element that makes the dish even more enjoyable while maintaining its health benefits.

But how do we incorporate these ingredients to create the perfect sweet potato latke? Stay tuned as we delve into the detailed preparation and step-by-step cooking instruction below. Plus, get some creative serving suggestions that will transform your kitchen into a gourmet haven. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that blends tradition and innovation, health and indulgence, all in one tantalizing package.

Sweet Potato Latke Toppings and Serving Suggestions

When it comes to sweet potato latkes, the possibilities for toppings and serving suggestions are as boundless as your imagination! Sweet potato latkes are a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at any time of day, from a hearty breakfast to a light dinner. The natural sweetness and crisp texture of the latke create a perfect canvas for a wide range of flavors and textures.

Savory Toppings

For those who prefer a savory kick, consider adding a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt. The creaminess and tanginess of these toppings beautifully balance out the sweetness of the latke. Smoked salmon or lox also pairs wonderfully with sweet potato latkes, adding a luxurious touch to an otherwise simple dish.

For a more adventurous twist, try topping your latkes with a poached egg and a sprinkle of fresh herbs like chives or dill. The runny egg yolk adds a rich, creamy element that complements the crispy latke perfectly.

Sweet Toppings

If you have a sweet tooth, sweet potato latkes can easily transform into a delightful dessert. A drizzle of maple syrup or honey adds a wonderful depth of flavor. For a fruity twist, top your latkes with a homemade apple or cranberry compote. Unsweetened applesauce is also a taste addition. The tartness of the fruit cuts through the sweetness of the latke, creating a balanced and flavorful bite.

You can also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top or serve them with a side of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.

Texture and Flavor Combinations

The beauty of sweet potato latkes lies in their versatility. You can mix and match toppings to find your favorite combination. The key is to balance the flavors and textures. If your topping is creamy, pair it with something crunchy like chopped nuts or seeds. If it’s tangy, pair it with something sweet like fruit or a drizzle of honey.

If you’re on a Nutrisystem plan, just be sure to log your sweet potato latkes and toppings in the NuMi app! Each serving of these latkes counts as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel on your weight loss plan. You can learn more about how to count different toppings and add-ins in the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide.

Plating and Serving Tips

When it comes to plating, stack your latkes in a pyramid for a visually appealing presentation. Place your chosen topping on each latke or serve it on the side so guests can add as much or as little as they like.

While latkes are best served hot right out of the pan, they can also be made ahead and reheated in the oven just before serving. This makes them a perfect choice for entertaining, as you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.

Whether you’re serving these sweet potato latkes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, they’re sure to be a hit. So go ahead, experiment with different toppings and find your perfect latke pairing!

More Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 165

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 PowerFuel


  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. blanched almond flour
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, process sweet potatoes until fine.
  3. Add in 2 eggs and process again.
  4. Mix in the almond flour, cinnamon and sugar until well combined.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon-sized dollops of the sweet potato mixture onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake sweet potato latkes for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.
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