I buy things with the hopes of using them, then they stare at me from the kitchen counter. Thanks to the handy dandy googler, I found a recipe to use up the sweet potatoes that have camped out in my fruit bowl. Tonight I had the time and patience (read 5 minutes) to make a sweet potato souffle with not a drop of added sugar, as I think they are plenty sweet all on their own.
Inspired by this recipe, I nixed the sugary topping and left out the oil and butter. I combined some things into a bowl and mashed them up. If you want precise measurements and pretty pictures, go look up the original. If you want to throw some shaz together, gather:
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- dash cinnamon and allspice
- some orange zest
- splash milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 egg
- nuts for on top (I used pecans, about 2 Tbs)
Bake the potatoes till very soft (45 min), or like me, take them out too soon, cut them up, try to mash them, then microwave them for 5 minutes till they are actually done.
Add the remaining ingredients (not the nuts) and smash till mostly smooth with a few lumps. Dump in a small baking dish and top with your nuts.
Bake for 15-20 minutes till heated thoroughly. Consider adding your nuts the last 8 minutes or so, because they might brown too much if you leave them in there the whole time. Mmm..enjoy! I think the orange zest is what really makes it.