Sweet Potato & Pear Latkes

Number of Servings: 8 (0.100.00)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Sweet Potato and Pear Latkes

Latkes take a little more work than many of us have time for on a busy weeknight, but if you’re looking for a little something special for a holiday meal or weekend family dinner, this recipe is just the ticket. Lightly sweet and deliciously crispy, it’s the perfect option for celebrating without compromising on nutrition.

Tips: If you want to use traditional latke garnishes like sour cream and applesauce, choose low-fat and unsweetened versions for the best nutrition.


  • Latkes:

    • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 2 Bosc pears, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 1 onion, coarsely grated
    • 4 egg whites
    • ⅓ cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
    • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
    • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF and place two nonstick baking sheets in the oven.
  2. Combine grated sweet potatoes, pear, and onion. Press in a strainer to remove excess liquid. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, bread crumbs, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Stir in the potatoes, pear, and onion.
  4. Remove the hot baking sheets from the oven and spray thoroughly with cooking spray. Spoon latke mixture onto sheets and flatten into 2″ patties. Bake until golden brown, turning once (12-15 minutes per side).
  5. Serve hot with garnishes as desired.

Nutrition Facts

0.00 servings per container

Serving Size 0.100.00

Amount per serving
Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 5.30%
Saturated Fat 18g 0.30%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 16.20%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0.00%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 42.90%
Sugar Alcohol 4g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 8%
Calcium 0.4mg 0%
Iron 4mg 4%
Potassium 5mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.2mcg 15%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.3mg 20%
Vitamin K 18.7mcg 0%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 1.7mg 6%
Niacin 1mg 20%
Vitamin B6 64.8mg 6%
Folate 9.4mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 34.5mcg 8%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 4.1mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 0.4mg 15%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 6.4mg 15%
Zinc 31.9mg 2%
Selenium 0mcg %
Copper 0mg EGGS,WHEAT%
Manganese 0mg %
Chromium 0mcg Y%
Molybdenum 0mcg N%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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