This year, Scott and I wanted to create an easy side dish to go with our Thanksgiving dinner since we were already tasked with making not only the turkey, gravy, and stuffing, but also cranberry sauce, antipasto skewers (from Gather), and an apple tart! Whew!
We had a lot on our plates to make this holiday meal Paleo for the whole family – literally and figuratively.
I'll be adding the grain-free apple tart recipe (we used the crust from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking and were creative with the apple filling) to the blog or an ebook soon, but you'll have to wait for that one.
Everyone loved these whipped sweet potatoes and I don't think any made it into take-home containers for leftovers! You may want to double the recipe if you're a big leftovers fan.
Easy Recipe: Whipped Sweet Potatoes
grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free* • nightshade-free • nut-free
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 20-30 min
SERVINGS: 6 regular, 8-10 if at a holiday meal where many dishes are served
NUTRITION INFO: coming soon
- 4 large or 8 small sweet potatoes (about 2 – 2 1/2 pounds)
- 1/4 cup grass-fed butter, divided (*use ghee or coconut oil for dairy-free)
- 3 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar, optional
Set up a large steamer pot or basket over 1-2″ of boiling water.
Peel the sweet potatoes and chop roughly into 3/4″ pieces, then place them into the steamer pot to cook for 20-30 minutes until they easily break apart with a fork.
Place the cooked sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons of the butter, coconut milk, and cinnamon into a food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides once if necessary.
Garnish with 1 tablespoon of the butter (melted if you prefer) extra cinnamon, and the coconut sugar if using.
To enjoy this recipe while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox (if following Energs modifications), omit the coconut sugar.
For a lower-carb version of this recipe, use butternut squash and omit the coconut sugar.