Sweet Potato Banana Mash




So, I’m guessing you’re thinking, “Huh. Odd combo.”

Ah, but not so fast my friend.

This odd combo is delicious, fairly nutritious, and an almost sure-fire way to get someone who does not “like” sweet potatoes to eat them like they’re candy! I can’t take credit for the idea, I stumbled on something like this in the Whole Foods hot bar and thought, “Huh.Odd combo.”

See, we think alike.

But, I gave them a try and wished I had scooped a bigger spoonful into my bowl! I practically ran home to figure out how to recreate them. If you like the “sweets” and you like bananas, this will jazz up your weekday side dish in a big way!

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Sweet Potato Banana Mash

Serves: 4 (about 3/4 cup serving size)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes (about 2)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup pecans, optional
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, optional

Method

  • Wash, peel, and cube sweet potatoes and boil until soft, and then drain potatoes
  • Add ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor, and pulse to combine, then mix to a blended consistency. For my Ninja, this took 30 seconds on “1” – I would recommend adding the bananas, then sweet potatoes, then everything else. I wouldn’t recommend using a standard blender for this.
  • Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon flour and evaluate the consistency. If it is not thick enough for your preference, add the other tablespoon of flour
  • Optional: If you wish, pour the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan, layer the pecans on top, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake for about 10 minutes at 350 until the pecans are toasty.

Nutrition

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