Sweet Potato Mash with Maple Syrup

Nov 18, 2022 | Sides | 0 comments

Sweet Potato Mash with Maple Syrup

A healthier oil free and refined sugar free version of the traditional sweet potato side dish for your holiday meal. This dish can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days! This recipe can also be used at any time and is especially delicious as a topping on your morning oats!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten free, maple syrup, oil free, pecans, refined sugar free, soyr free, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Denise Balistrieri

Equipment

  • Medium Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Small Casserole Dish

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 6 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • ¼ C Pecans, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper, (optional)

Instructions

Sweet Potato Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 °F
  • Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Place them on the parchment lined baking sheet. Poke at least 3 holes in each potato with a knife or fork.
  • Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The potatoes are done when you can easily insert and remove a fork. Cool until the potatoes can be handled safely.

Sweet Potato Mash Instructions

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Add to the medium mixing bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the potatoes until they are the consistency that you prefer.
  • Add the maple syrup and pepper. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. If your potatoes are a bit dry, you can add a little plant based milk (1 TBSP at a time).
  • Place the sweet potato mash in the casserole dish.
  • Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and the pecans. (Pecans are optional).

Sweet Potato Mash Reheating Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F
  • Place the sweet potato mash in the oven and heat for about 1/2 hour. Check to make sure the mash is heated all the way through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

A healthier oil free and refined sugar free version of the traditional sweet potato side dish for your holiday meal. This dish can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days! This recipe can also be used at any time and is especially delicious as a topping on your morning oats!