Paleo Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday was one of the most exciting days in my personal “wedding planning” experience. The Mr & I had our engagement session featured on Style Me Pretty! Getting featured usually is exciting, but since I’m a wedding planner, it’s more part of my job. So this was extra special because for the first time it wasn’t a client, it was ME! Make sure to check it out HERE!

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Paleo Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Baked & mashed sounds a little confusing, but my best friend taught me how to cook sweet potatoes this way. I used to make mashed sweet potatoes by peeling, cubing, boiling then mashing them, but she did something different: she baked them first. Apparently when you cook them in their skin it holds in the sweetness and keeps it super gooey & caramelized. I’m not even sure if you can consider this a dinner side because it’s more like dessert!

paleo baked mashed sweet potatoes

Paleo Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4-5 sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbs grass-fed butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs coconut milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • pinch of salt & ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in the center
  2. Wash the potatoes & pat dry
  3. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in a baking dish
  5. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, until soft & caramelizing
  6. Remove and let cool for a few min
  7. Slice each potato down the middle, remove skin (it should just fall off) and place in a bowl
  8. Mix in the butter, cinnamon, coconut milk, salt & pepper
  9. Mash until combined

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