Your holiday table will seem incomplete without the traditional mashed potatoes. Try this sweet potato recipe as an alternative for a healthier version. This sweet potato dish is a signature dish on our holiday table. It is packed with vitamin A in its beta-carotene form that promotes strong bones, healthy skin, healthy eyes & lungs and enhances the functioning of the immune system.
5 sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds) peeled and cut into ¾ inches pieces
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
⅛ tsp Cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground Cardamom
1/3 cup walnuts chopped
1.Preheat oven to 325°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes, return to boiling and cook until soft, about eight minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
2.Add coconut milk, vanilla, salt, black pepper, cayenne and cardamom to sweet potatoes. Mash potatoes with a masher until smooth. Transfer to a 9 x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over a sweet potato mixture.
3.Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.