As most of you who follow this blog might know that I love spuds. And I should also add the sweet potatoes in that list. If I have to choose between the two I would definitely choose the spuds. But the sweet potato also is one of my favourites. One major eye opener for me in US was that the sweet potatoes were orange compared to the paler counterparts in India. And Thanksgiving was like sweet potato festival. I got 5 lb bags of these and turned into varieties. Anyways, recently I tried this recipe from Vanilla & Spice and they were superb for tea time sweet cravings. Its a simple and sweet recipe and within 30-40 minutes you are done.
Sweet Potatoes: 2 medium
Maple syrup: 2 tbsp
Cinnamon, Cayenne: one or few pinches as per taste
Walnuts: finely chopped: 3-4 tbsp
Rolled Oats: 3-4 tbsp
Shredded Fresh/dry coconut flakes: 1-2 tbsp
Brown Sugar: 1tbp + as per the sweetness required.
Roast/steam/microwave the sweet potatoes. Once cooked and cool enough to handle peel and mash them.Add in the maple syrup, cayenne and cinnamon to this and mash well.
Mix well the chopped walnuts, oats,coconut and brown sugar.
Pinch palmful of the mash mixture and roll it in into a round ball . Roll the ball in the oats mixture and place it a lined baking sheet. repeat this till the mash mixture is fully used. Depending on the size you may get 6-12 balls.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 -25 minutes or more until the topping is brown.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Simple and tasty tea time sweet bite.Mine were not orange in colour but were definitely tasty. I suppose we can even turn them into savoury bites as well. Or even use potatoes instead of sweet potatoes. ;) What say?