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!