Easy Mashed Sweet Potato with Coconut Cream

Hello Friends! Oh how I have missed you so! Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary on WordPress, can you believe it? I do not own a computer or a camera and I just thought, “why not?” I am so grateful to all of you readers for your support and kind words this year. AND what better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a yummy recipe! Hooray! This is a little dish I like to call Mashed Sweet Potato Yum, it is so easy to make, kids love it, adults love it, everyone will be happy. Except the dog, because there will be no leftovers!

Tools for the Trade:

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1. 4-5 Medium Sweet Potatoes

2. 2-3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

3. 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream (or Coconut milk if you do not have cream)

4. Vanilla Bean Paste (You may use Vanilla Extract if that is what you have, but trust me, it will not be nearly as good, vanilla bean paste is the bomb!)

The How To:

For this recipe I have both baked the sweet potatoes and steamed them, they turn out great either way.

Baking:
1. Wash each Sweet Potato and towel dry

2. Take a bit of cooking oil and rub a thin layer all over each Sweet Potato using your hands. (Super fun for kids)

3. Pierce a few times with fork

4. Wrap individually in foil

Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes depending on size. The Sweet Potatoes  are ready when you can pierce through them with a knife easily.

Steaming:

When I steam the Sweet Potatoes, I cut them into 1 inch rounds and place them in a large steamer basket until soft, about 20 minutes.

The Aftermath How to:

Peel the skins off your cooked potatoes and place them in a large bowl, using a potato ricer start mashing.

Place 1/2 cup of Coconut Cream into a saucepan and heat until warm, add 2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup and 1 1/2 teaspoons of Vanilla Bean Paste. Stir until well combined.

When everything is stirred and hot, you can take a little taste test and add more Maple Syrup if you like. Using a large spoon, ladle the hot liquid yumminess a bit at a time, into the sweet potato bowl and mix (I use a large fork for mixing at this point). Serve and enjoy! This recipe serves 4, however, 2 people named Veronica and Penelope can eat 2 heaping bowls each. ENJOY!

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