Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Maple Pecans
Recipe type: vegetable
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Serves: 5
I like sweet potatoes just as they are, but the bits of candied maple pecans on top make them special.
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup unsweetened milk (almond, soy, or your choice of milk)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup candied maple pecans
  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes.
  2. Place in a steamer and steam for 20 minutes, until a fork pierces the potatoes easily.
  3. Cool sweet potatoes until you can handle them, cut off ends and any dark spots. You could peel them, but personally I blend them with the skins on.
  4. Blend in food processor or blender with ½ cup of almond, soy, or other milk.
  5. I like to leave a little texture, so I blend them on a low to medium speed until they are blended but not completely smooth and consistent. There will still be a few small specks of unblended sweet potato skin visible.
  6. Chop candied maple pecans.
  7. Serve mashed sweet potatoes onto plates, top with candied maple pecan bits.
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