Last week at the market, I spotted these gorgeous purple potatoes, Camotes Morado. I couldn’t resist the color. The purple is so vibrant, I figured that they where filled with tons of antioxidants. First I made my Purple Sweet Potato Muffins and then I made this delicious Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecans.
Since it’s only just a few short weeks until Thanksgiving, my mind is currently thinking about all things Thanksgiving. Even though I will be in Mexico City, I still plan on having a little Thanksgiving Dinner for me & Hector. I wanted to make some sort of mashed sweet potatoes, but also take inspiration from the classic sweet potato casserole. Instead of making a casserole, I decided to make Maple Pecans for a topping. The sweetness from the maple syrup and crunch of the pecans is a nice pairing with the mashed purple sweet potatoes. The pecans are quick and easy to make; they are also highly addicting. You won’t need the full amount of Maple Pecans for the recipe, so go ahead and snack on some while you are cooking. You can find me in my kitchen snacking on them. So Good!!
The purple sweet potatoes are boiled until tender. The potatoes are then mashed with melted coconut oil, warmed non-dairy milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.
If you can find purple sweet potatoes where you live, I highly recommend trying them out. It is a fun and colorful alternative to the normal orange sweet potatoes.
For the Maple Pecans:
For the Mashed Potatoes: