Applesauce-Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Erin

Pregret: the feeling of regretting something you’re about to do anyway. Example: I knew wearing my favorite yoga pants to spin class was a bad idea but did it anyway. The result: The ankle of the left leg got caught, wrapped around the pedal and ripped into my skin as well as ripped the pant leg of my favorite yoga pants. Hence pregret fulfilled. The even more annoying part was that while on the bike I considered folding up the pant legs, in fear of that exact thing occurring, yet I still did not act on it.

Ever since learning this term on Urban Dictionary, it has impacted my life. When I acknowledge a pregret, I try to act on it then instead of awaiting the inevitable. But sometimes I fall into it’s trap anyway every now and then. Most of the time it saves me from doing something stupid, so I felt the need to share this knowledge with you. My poor yoga pants, they were the comfiest pair I owned!

Alas, let’s talk about pancakes cause there’s nothing to pregret about those. I made pumpkin pancakes with this same recipe in the past. You can really substitute those 2 cups of moisture for any of your favorite purees of the same consistency. I tend to like applesauce personally, although I have neglected to share that version yet. But for now, I wanted to reveal a fun duo version combining both applesauce and sweet potato.

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Serves 6


1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1 cup applesauce

1 cup mashed sweet potato

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 cups Bisquick (or homemade pancake mix)

1/2 cup corn meal

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, milk, applesauce, sweet potato and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the Bisquick, cornmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, stir into the sweet potato mixture just enough to combine.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the griddle, brown on both sides and serve hot.

Source: Adapted from my Dad

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Michelle @Amourbeurre January 5, 2013 - 10:48 am

I read the comments of this post before the post and so I took ‘RIP yoga pants’ to be because of all the pancakes!!! That probably will be how mine go- stretchy pants be loved!!! These look awesome and so stretchy pants worthy :)

Jenni November 20, 2012 - 1:41 pm

YUM, these pancakes sounds awesome! :)

alex November 17, 2012 - 10:35 pm

my life is full of pregrets! :)

Ronald November 16, 2012 - 9:47 am

I will have to try this one.

Emily @ Life on Food November 16, 2012 - 8:10 am

A dad recipe…it must be a winner.

spiffycookie November 16, 2012 - 8:44 am

Totally!! My dad was famous for his pancakes and cookies with my friends haha

Veronica November 16, 2012 - 2:51 am

LOL, I’ve never heard of pregret but I did that recently too! I was chopping cocoa butter at a weird angle and I knew I was about to chop my finger but I kept going. Well thankfully my fingernail caught the blade or my pregret would have been totally fulfilled! Now I just regret the piece missing from my nail-lol. Your pancakes are the bomb, Miss Erin!

spiffycookie November 16, 2012 - 8:43 am

Yikes! Glad you still have your finger!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 15, 2012 - 9:28 pm

These pancakes look so tasty! Sorry to hear about your pants!

Tracey November 15, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Haha, I’d never heard pregret used before but that’s awesome, and I totally know the feeling. Love these pancakes, apples and sweet potato are an underrated combo!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake November 15, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Love the preregret definition:) Hate you ripped your yoga pants though! That’s a bummer! These pancakes look great and I would definitely not preregret these:)

Jackie @ The Beeroness November 15, 2012 - 12:17 pm

I love that this says, “Adapted from my Dad.”
AND I have the Urban Dictionary App on my phone because I hate to ask, “What does that mean?” because it makes me feel like an out of touch hermit.

spiffycookie November 15, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Heck yea, my dad’s pancakes are the best he needs credit haha.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray November 15, 2012 - 8:46 am

RIP yoga pants!!!

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection November 15, 2012 - 7:40 am

Pregrets are the worst because you KNOW you should have done something, and yet for whatever reason you don’t. Such is life. But I’m sure these pancakes made you feel a smidgen better. :) I love the applesauce sweet potato combo!

Joanne November 15, 2012 - 7:00 am

Oh yes, I know about pregret. All too well. For example – I pregretted deciding to store extra buttercream from a cake I made this weekend in the freezer for future use. And by future use I obviously meant eating a spoonful of it every night. SIgh.

I could never pregret these pancakes though. They look amazing!

spiffycookie November 15, 2012 - 7:05 am

I’m glad I’m now the only one who knows about pregrets!


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