I had not even tried sweet potato until about three years ago. I had no idea what I was missing.. Sweet potato not only tastes great and is totally versatile, but it’s also so healthy for you! They contain vitamins B6, C, and D, as well as iron and magnesium.
Alright, so you know they are good for you. I understand. Do you understand how versatile sweet potatoes are?
You can have them Roasted, As Fries, put into muffins and quick breads, as well as frosting for cakes. Yes I said frosting!! Everyone loves my Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting and my Cinnamon Sweet Potato Frosting. And Yes, you can fool children (I have done it) quite easily, by making them believe that these frosting are just “normal”. It can be our little secret 😉
Back to Apple Maple Sweet Potatoes. This sweet side dish has the smooth rich texture of the maple sweetened potatoes, along with the raw tartness of diced apple. A great combination!
Apple Maple Sweet Potatoes (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan)
I medium sweet potato- peeled and diced
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 medium apple- diced (I use whatever kind I have on hand)
sea salt and pepper to taste
In a medium pot add sweet potato and cover with water. Over medium heat, boil just until fork tender. Remove from heat and drain water. Mash sweet potato and mix in coconut oil, maple syrup and thyme. Add in diced apple and serve.
You can also make ahead of time and reheat, but you apple will no longer be raw.
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