Sweet Potato Biscuits

Today we made Sweet Potato Biscuits!

3C flour, 5t baking powder, 1t salt, 2C baked, mashed sweet potatoes, 1T olive oil, 1/2C sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Mix oil, potatoes, salt and sugar.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Add dry ingredients. Mix well.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Spoon onto greased cookie sheets.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Yam Cupcakes

Today I made Yam Cucpakes!

1/2C sugar, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 2C yams, baked and mashed, 2C flour, 1/4C cornstarch, 1t cinnamon, 1t vanilla extract, 1t baking powder, 1t baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F.

Yam Cupcakes

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Blend well. Stir in yams.

Yam Cupcakes

Stir in vanilla. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter until just blended. Turn into non-stick, greased or lined muffin tin.

Yam Cupcakes

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Yam Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Apple Cake

Today I made Sweet Potato Apple Cake (aka Sweet Potato Pound Cake)!

This recipe is from the book, “All Cakes Considered” by Melissa Gray, published in 2009.

I made half the recipe and omitted the maple extract and parchment paper.

4 cold, baked and mashed medium sweet potatoes, 1C butter, 1C sugar, 1C dark brown sugar, 4 eggs, 3 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t nutmeg, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/2t salt, 1/2C milk, 1t vanilla extract, 1t maple extract, 1/2C diced apples

Preheat oven to 325F. Line a tube pan with parchment paper, and grease the paper. Cream butter. Add pre-mixed sugars. Add eggs. Add potatoes. In separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients. Mix milk and extracts. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately beginning and ending with dry. Mix on medium-high for 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add apples. Turn into pan evenly. Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes or until knife inserted in cake comes out clean.

Date Sweet Potato Pie

Today I made Date Sweet Potato Pie!

1 pie shell, 1 medium sweet potato, baked and mashed, 1 1/2C skim milk, 1t vanilla, 2T butter, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/4t nutmeg, 1/2C sugar, 2 whole eggs or 3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350F. Prick pie shell with fork so the pie won’t explode in the oven. Bake empty shell 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside. Cook dates in milk on medium heat until tiny bubbles appear in milk. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs or whites. Blend well. Add milk mixture to mashed sweet potato. Add spices to milk mixture. Stir in butter mixture. Blend well. Turn into pie shell. Bake 40 minutes or until set. Cool before cutting.

Yam Bread

Today I made Yam Bread!

3 peeled, cooked and mashed yams, 2C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1C sugar, 1/2t salt, 1t vanilla extract, 1/4C butter, 1/3C nonfat plain yogurt, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients except sugar. Set aside. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Blend well. Add yams. Add yogurt. Add vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well. Spoon into two greased loaf pans. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.