What To Do With Those Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are really having their moment right now. From pies to fries, there seems to be no limit to what you can do with these slightly sweet starches. Not only do they offer up plenty of vitamins and fiber, but sweet potatoes are also a great alternative to the carbs contained in regular white potatoes. Whether you’re a culinary academy student or just someone looking to add some variation to his or her side dishes, look no further than these sweet potato recipes:

“Pudding can be served fresh out of the oven or cold.”

Sweet potato pudding
Looking for something a little more nutritious than your favorite chocolate pudding? This natural sweet potato pudding from All Recipes is a fantastic option. Made with just eggs, honey, milk, bread and sweet potato, with vanilla extract, cinnamon and allspice for flavor, what you see is what you get. After mixing all of the ingredients together, divide the mixture into individual ramekins or a large baking dish and top with a mix of chopped pecans and crystallized ginger. You can serve this pudding warm, right out of the oven, or allow it to cool in the refrigerator. Before serving, top with a delectable mix of honey and Greek yogurt.

Sweet potato waffles
If you want something a little more savory than your typical Sunday morning breakfast, try making Country Living’s sweet potato waffle recipe. Make some sweet potatoes for dinner Saturday night, but save some for breakfast the next morning! Put the pre-made mix away and instead make a mix of flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, baking soda and some allspice or cinnamon. The batter for these waffles will have a slightly different consistency than the mix you’re used to because of the lumps from the mashed potato, but they’ll soften in your waffle maker.

Sweet potato streusel
We all love a good blueberry or peach streusel, but have you thought to make sweet potato streusel? Depending on how sweet you decide to make this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, you can serve this alongside your entree or for desserts. Simply dice your potatoes and bake them in a dish for a half hour. Then, combine rolled oats, brown sugar, flaxseed, cracked wheat, salt, butter and pecans. Layer this mixture on top of your potatoes and bake it uncovered for a little bit longer.

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