My kids feel like they are getting such a treat when I tell them we are having sweet potatoes for dessert. I cook with sweet potatoes a lot but this is our favorite way. It isn’t often we eat dessert but how can I refuse them sweet potatoes. I know there is sugar added but not much compared to any other dessert.
Sweet Potatoes for Dessert:
- 3 larger sweet potatoes, your favorite type
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbs butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- a few marshmallows if they are lucky
- A splash of orange juice (if we have it) or zest of an orange
Allow potatoes to cool just enough to touch, but you still want them to be warm.
The peel should just slip right off, place the peeled potato in your stand mixer bowl or just a large bowl.
Place butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in with potatoes and add paddle attachment. Mix until desired smoothness, we leave ours slightly chunky. You can easily use a potato masher instead of a stand mixer, your choice.
We usually just eat it this way mashed as a treat, but sometimes if the kids are lucky. I top potatoes a few mini marshmallow and toast in the oven at about 350 degrees until the marshmallows are golden.