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Maple Apple Cider Sweet Potatoes
- 5 small sweet potatoes
- 8 Stash Tea Maple Apple Cider Herbal Tea bags
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 cup cranberry sauce (try my Healthy Cranberry Sauce!)
- Peel your potatoes, and chop them into 1/2" thick semi circles.
- Add your potatoes to a large pot, then fill the pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Add your tea bags to the pot.
- Heat pot over high heat until boiling, once boiling reduce heat to low and cover for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, drain the pot of water and dispose of tea bags.
- Transfer potatoes to a bowl or serving tray, and sprinkle with coconut sugar.
- Serve with cranberry sauce.
- EAT UP!
Sweet potatoes are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Generally I go straight for the sweet potato souffle, but when I was a kid I was OBSESSED with these brown sugar glazed sweet potato rounds that my grandma made. I found out later in life that she just bought them frozen, and heated them up for me. lol. Which is equally sad and sweet, ’cause I think I was the only one that ate them.
I don’t think they sell those potatoes in a bag anymore, probably because people realized how unhealthy they are. Even still, that idea has been in my mind ever since. It’s *slightly different* than the classic sweet potato souffle idea, it’s equally as delicious, and yet has the capacity to be way healthier for you.
So I started to marinate over the idea, considering all of the ways I could make this idea unique. Obviously, I’d switch out the brown sugar for coconut sugar, but how else would I make the recipe my own? And then it hit me. What if I used a liquid that wasn’t just water to cook the potatoes in????
TEA. That was my shining light at the end of a tunnel. So I partnered with my homies at Stash Tea. They have this amazing, aromatic tea called Maple Apple Cider that basically smells and tastes like everything good about Fall.
So I boiled that stuff in a pot with some sweet potatoes and out came this flavor sensation like no other. It’s a sweet potato, but it’s also got apple and cinnamon and cider flavors. Add some coconut sugar on top, or a dollop of cranberry sauce and HOLY MOLY Thanksgiving will never be the same. You gotta try it.
If you’re looking for other health-ified Thanksgiving ideas, check out my full Thanksgiving Thursday lineup. I’ll continue to add new recipes every Thursday until Thanksgiving! ENJOY. xoxo.
- Healthy Sweet Potato Souffle (it’s a health-ified version of my Grandma’s recipe!)
- Healthy Cauliflower Gratin
- Maple Miso Tempeh with Easy Mushroom “Gravy”
- Garlicky Kale Holiday Salad
- Cajun Cornbread Muffins
- Tempeh Stuffed Portobello with Healthy Cranberry Sauce
- Warm Millet Salad
- Healthy Pumpkin Tarts