Yesterday while Summer napped, I got busy in the kitchen. Usually, I try and lie down while she sleeps in the afternoon, but I had a sudden burst of energy. Must be all those sweet potatoes I’ve been eating.
First, I whipped up a batch of…
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Oaties
2 cups rolled oats, toasted
1 cup Nutmeric
1 medium sweet potato, mashed
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Dark chocolate chips (I used 4 squares of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate, chopped)
Sweetener of choice (I skipped it, but I would recommend 1/2 cup maple syrup)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp dry mustard
Pinch of salt
Pre-heat oven to 325℉. Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Roll into balls and bake for 11 minutes.
In my opinion, there is nothing like a plain oven baked sweet potato. However, if I’m making sweet potatoes for a crowd, the following is my go-to recipe, and I can’t believe I’ve never blogged about before. If you know of any sweet potato haters…and trust me, they’re out there, make the following recipe for them. Perhaps, they’ll see the light. 😉
Hawaiian Baked Sweet Potatoes from Country Life Vegetarian Cookbook
Pre-heat oven to 350℉. Wash and cut 3 medium sweet potatoes into 1/4″ inch thick slices (no peeling necessary) and steam for 15 minutes. Place potatoes in greased baking dish and add 1 cup pineapple juice mixed with a pinch of salt.
While potatoes steam, blend 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut with 1 cup granola of choice in a blender. You may have to stop and break up any clumps with a fork. Blend until a fine meal forms and pour over sweet potatoes and pineapple juice. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Then feast away like I did last night…
So that burst of energy I had yesterday is long gone. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted, and I definitely see a nap in my near future. I would also like to get outside for a walk. It’s cold buy sunny, and I am in major need of some vitamin D. I also need to stretch out my hamstrings as they are quite sore from some Polly yoga. It was my first yoga in almost a month. So good to be back!