Baked Apple and Sweet Potato Latkes

Herbs make a more savory pancake and cinnamon accentuates the sweet flavors of the apple and sweet potato.

Makes about twelve 2 – 3 inch latkes


  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh seasonal herbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon*, optional
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, optional
  • Vegetable oil, to grease baking pan


  1. Lightly oil baking pan with vegetable oil. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash apples and sweet potato and grate using a coarse grater. Put shreds into a colander or sieve and press down firmly to remove some of the excess moisture. Stir mixture and repeat.
  2. Transfer mixture to bowl and stir in egg, flour, and optional herbs and salt or cinnamon, if using. Form 2-3 inch pancakes using 2-3 tablespoons of mixture per pancake. Drop onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then flip pancakes and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Serve with optional plain yogurt.