We’ve had a lot of pancakes or fritters made with shredded sweet potatoes, zucchini, carrots or other vegetables, but they all contain egg. When you’re trying to follow the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and are tired of lettuce wrapped burgers or simply want a proper sandwich, these sweet potato and plantain “buns” will do the trick!
They’re not hard to make, but it does help if you have a food processor. You’ll use the shredding blade for the sweet potato and the regular mixing blade for the plantain.
We ate these as hamburger buns on two different occasions, made with plantains at different stages of ripeness: really ripe and medium ripe. Both worked great and tasted identical. I wouldn’t use a completely green plantain because they are so hard, it would not blend to a paste as you need it to for the recipe to work properly.
I made these savory with the addition of caramelized onions and salt, but you could just as easily make them sweet by adding a touch of honey or maple syrup and some warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve with maple syrup and you have AIP pancakes!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did.