Healthy Hanukkah Recipe: Crispy Coconut Sweet Potato Latkes

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020 | Read time: 1 minute

We’re halfway through Hanukkah, so now is the perfect time to pull out the potatoes and fry up everyone’s favorite treat – latkes!

This healthier version of a classic latke recipe calls for vitamin-A-rich sweet potatoes and uses a quick pan-frying method with coconut oil. The result? Deliciousness!

Crispy Coconut Sweet Potato Latkes

Crispy Coconut Sweet Potato Latkes


3 small to medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled/grated
¼ cup sweet yellow onion, minced
1 tsp. Frontier Organic Ground Cinnamon
3 Tbsp.  Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp. Hain Pure Foods Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. FunFresh Foods Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
1 large egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (for frying)


1. In large bowl, mix together grated potatoes, onion, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and egg.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

3. To form each latke, drop 2 spoonfuls of sweet potato mixture into pan and flatten to make pancake shape.

4. Cook until golden brown, approx. 3-5 minutes per side.

5. Serve warm and top with Santa Cruz Apple Cinnamon Sauce.