Walnut -Sweet Potato Mash!

11 05 2012

This was the best meal of the past week right here. Not sure if it’s my sweet tooth or what but I love sweet potatoes now! Before making the switch to plant based, I was never really a fan. For those who consume dairy, regular butter and milk can be substituted). This was so good I had to pass it on:

4 lbs sweet potatoes (yams)
1/2 cup coconut milk
6 tbsps vegan butter
1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup toasted walnuts (chopped)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roast potatoes on rimmed baking sheet until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Cool slightly. Scoop flesh into large bowl; discard skins. Mash hot potatoes until coarse puree forms.

Heat milk and butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Gradually stir hot milk/butter mixture into hot potatoes. Gradually stir in spices. Season with salt and pepper.Sprinkle nuts over and serve.

If you want to liven it up, you could add a splash of bourbon and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. I had it without and it was fantastic!

DO AHEAD: Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm in microwave.


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