Thanksgiving Sides With A Healthy Twist!
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
3 TBS coconut oil or butter, Earth Balance, or ghee, melted
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt or to taste
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
Extra salt & cinnamon/sugar for topping optional
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Wrap sweet potatoes in aluminum foil or place them in a greased covered baking dish and bake in preheated oven until soft (about 1-1.5 hours). You can also cook them in a slow cooker, in the microwave, or boil them!
Remove from oven, cut in half, and let cool.
Remove skins and set sweet potatoes aside.
Reduce oven to 375 degrees F.
Add apple sauce and sweet potatoes to your blender (Vitamix) and blend until smooth
Add melted coconut oil (butter/earth balance/ghee), cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg, and blend until combined.
Transfer to a 9” baking dish and sprinkle the top with pecans and an optional topping
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until potatoes begin to bubble slightly and topping is lightly browned.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving