Honey and Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes are not only a healthy choice this Holiday Season but also one of the most delicious healthy decisions you will ever make. Combining naturally sweet and delicious Sweet Potatoes, organic Honey, Brown Sugar in the Raw, Sweet Cream Butter, and the perfect amount of spices that are apt to make you think this dish of Mashed Sweet Potatoes may be naughty when in reality it’s nice.
My lovely Mom is a true Southern Belle raised as a child in a small town named Trenton, Tennessee as you may have already gathered by now that lovely traditional Sweet Potato Casserole is a Southern tradition that has been making it’s way to our Holiday Dinner table since before I can remember.
Sweet Potato Casserole is normally heavy laden in a thick super rich sugary sauce with tons of colorful prepackaged marshmallows, I’m not going to lie the kid in me adored it…The adult? Not so much… I have to be honest I physically can not handle that much sugar in a month let alone in a Holiday Meal anymore. These days I tend to look for a more natural healthy balance when enjoying my Holiday Dinner with friends and family.
Sweet Potatoes are naturally sweet and delicious they need very little enhancement you can rest assured you wont miss all that sugar and marshmallows after trying my healthy and delicious alternative recipe to “Sweet Potato Casserole” below.
Honey & Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 x 1 inch pcs
- 3 tablespoons of sweet cream butter or unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of organic local honey
- 1 tablespoons of brown sugar in the raw
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- kosher salt, to taste
- extra organic honey for topping
- toasted chopped pecans
- additional sweet cream butter
After peeling and cutting sweet potatoes into 1×1 inch pieces place in a large steamer . Add about 2 cups of water to the inner pot and place in the steamer. Place Steam Tray into the inner pot, close lid, and steam for approximately 12-15 minutes or until fork tender.
Once sweet potatoes are done steaming place in a large glass bowl, add 3 tablespoons of sweet cream or unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons of organic local honey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in the raw, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 of a teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/ of a teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/4 of a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and kosher salt to taste. Mash with potato masher or mixer on low speed till desired consistency (I prefer mine more of a chunky consistency)
If desired you may use additional organic honey, toasted chopped pecans, and sweet cream butter before serving or leave the option open to guests to add additional ingredients by placing on table.
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