Healthy Thanksgiving Side: Whipped Sweet Potato Bake

Total Time: 50 mins

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Serves: Serves 6

Healthy Thanksgiving Side: Whipped Sweet Potato Bake

Chef Amy gives us a healthy, dairy-free version of a Thanksgiving favorite.

She chose healthy fats, like coconut oil,  as an alternative to butter, and used coconut milk to give sweet potatoes a creamy, thick consistency.  Warm autumn spices and a touch of maple syrup add a rich flavor the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 , large organic sweet potatoes - about 2 ½ Lbs. washed peeled and cut into 2 “ chunks
  • ½ C , coconut milk
  • 1 rounded T , coconut oil
  • ½ t, ground ginger
  • ½ t, ground nutmeg
  • ½ t, ground cinnamon
  • 2T , maple syrup
  • ½ t, sea salt

Directions

  • Place prepared sweet potatoes in a large stock covered with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Grease a 2qt. casserole dish with coconut oil and set aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350d
  • Drain sweet potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add the rest of your ingredients and with a potato masher or a hand mixer mash well until smooth. Place sweet potato mixture into prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes.