Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Foods that Fight Disease Sample Recipes, Leslie's Featured Recipes, Side Dishes.
So simple, yet so delicious. I'm convinced orange zest and sweet potatoes were meant to be paired together, and I think you'll agree after tasting this dish.  For a lower sugar version, substitute the maple syrup with orange juice.

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Quantity Ingredients
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tsp / 10 ml canola oil
2 tbsp / 25 ml maple syrup
Amount zest of 1/2 an orange


Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

In a bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with oil to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.

Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add maple syrup and orange zest.  With a potato masher, mash potatoes to a smooth consistency.

Serves 4.

Per 1 cup (250 ml) serving: 92 calories, 1 g protein, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium

Excellent source of beta-carotene.

Source: Foods that Fight Disease