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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.
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