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Sweet Potatoes Four Ways

Psst! Guess what! I really really love sweet potatoes! Oh yeah, big secret, right?! Even after 5 and a half years of having a blog called Sweet Potato Soul, they are still my favorite food. I mean, how could I ever stop loving them? Can’t stop, won’t stop 💞🍠😍 And today, I’m going to teach you 4 ways to eat a sweet potato!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet Potatoes are healthy, filling, delicious, plus incredibly versatile! I find ways to use them all year round, and for every single meal of the day (dessert and snack included).

Check out the video below to see a handful of my favorite ways to use these gorgeous tubers! Recipes are, of course, below the video and linked to their original source on this blog. p.s. The sweet potato macaroons were the very first cooking video I ever made!

What is your favorite way to use sweet potatoes?!

In case you’re in need of more inspiration check out the sweet potato tab in my main recipes tab 😉

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

By: Jenné
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 baked or steamed sweet potato, flesh only (any temperature, hot, room-temp, or even frozen)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or mix of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or 3 pitted dates

Instructions 

  • Place ingredients in a blender, and blend until perfectly smooth.
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Sweet Potato Pecan Macaroons

By: Jenné
Don't miss the video I made making these delicious vegan macaroons! Adapted from the Millennium Restaurant cookbook, The Artful Vegan.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup peeled and shredded sweet potato
  • 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup rice flour, {or arrowroot flour}
  • 1/4 tsp egg replacer
  • 1/4 tsp dark molasses
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp-¼ cup boiling water

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the sweet potato, coconut, nuts, sugar, salt, rice flour {or arrowroot}, and egg replacer in a bowl.
  • Stir well, and be sure the potato does not lump up.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the molasses, vanilla, and coconut oil.
  • Stir with a fork until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Add 2 tbsp of the water to help hold it together; more if the batter is dry.
  • Using a spoon, drop about 2 tablespoons {I did 1 tablespoon} of the batter onto the baking sheet for each macaroon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly brown. Let cool on the baking sheet, and then serve.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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Yes, sweet potatoes are for dessert, too!

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato

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Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato

I love this recipe because it is so simple and nourishing. The spices are interchangeable. I also like making it with curry powder.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 sweet potatoes, baked or steamed whole
  • 1 ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ¾ cup chickpeas or black beans, canned is fine
  • 2 tsp Ethiopian berbere spice, any other spice blend is fine too
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • squeeze of fresh lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Tahini Sauce
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl combine the beans, quinoa, cilantro and spices. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Slice the cooked sweet potatoes in half and spoon the quinoa mixture into the center.
  • Drizzle a generous amount of tahini sauce over the stuffed potato before serving.
  • Tahini Sauce
  • Place the tahini, water, lemon, and sea salt into a bowl, and whisk until smooth.
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Sweet Potato Burgers with Green Tahini Sauce

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Sweet Potato Burgers

I will never get tired of these burgers! Serve them with or without bread, and top with greens and healthy fat like avocado or tahini sauce. They also freeze really well, and even make a great snack, or crumbles for a salad!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 cup packed cilantro or parsley, or half and half
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, 1 ½ cup, steamed or baked, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ cup quick-cooking oats

Instructions 

  • In a food processor pulse and chop the red bell pepper and red onion.
  • Pour the chopped veggies into a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the chickpeas and cilantro/parsley into the food processor and blend until the chickpeas are a thick mealy texture.
  • Pour into the mixing bowl with peppers and onions.
  • Place the garlic, almonds, and spices into the food processor and blend until the almonds are a crumbly texture.
  • Pour into the mixing bowl.
  • Mash the sweet potato with a fork, or place it in the food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pour it over the contents of the mixing bowl followed by the oats, and stir well to combine the ingredients.
  • Season to taste with more sea salt and spice.
  • Place the burger batter in the refrigerator to firm up for an hour or longer.
  • Preheat oven to 375°, and line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop about 3/4 cup of the batter into your hands and form into a tight patty.
  • Place the patty onto the baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining batter. Make sure that the patties are not too close to each other on the baking sheet (2 inches separating is good).
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • After removing them from the oven, allow the patties to cool for at least 15 minutes before trying to remove them with a spatula or your hands.
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Did you like these 4 ways to eat a sweet potato? Keep scrolling my blog to learn new ways to cook my favorite vegetable. Also, leave a comment below with your favorite way to eat a sweet potato!

About Jenne

I’m a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles (by way of NYC), with an insatiable love of sweet potatoes, travel, animals, and cooking. On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes.

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11 Comments

  1. I tried the Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato, and I have to say the flavor combination is delicious! This recipe is going into my weekly rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi! No video for that sweet potato burger, but the black bean burger recipe I have is also similar. Instead of using almonds you can use sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

  3. I really want to try this sweet potato burger recipe but I’m allergic to beans. Is there an adequate substitute for the chickpeas?

    1. I’m sorry to hear that. You could try black or green lentils. Let me know how it works out.

  4. I would have never of thought to make Sweet Potato Pecan Macaroons. I also love sweet potato and that’s such cool way to add it to a treat! These would be really good for Thanksgiving, I will have to try these out, thank you! 🙂

  5. Yay! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
    Yep, the original recipe has walnuts, but I was craving pecans the day of the new video. I like that you mixed the two together. Great idea!! Thank you for your message!!