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Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/Walnuts

The first time I tried these was back in Chicago at Whole Foods.

It was love at first bite 😉

Mashed sweet potatoes are probably the most underrated dish out there. Literally.

I had them about 3 times in total from there before I started thinking, “Why not make your own???”

Then I replied, “That’s some great advice dammit!”


Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes



  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Banana (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Almond/Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 TBSP Coconut Oil (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 20 grams Walnuts


Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • You can roast, boil or even microwave the sweet potatoes and then mash them. Depending on how much time you have and how you feel about each method, you can determine what you prefer. I usually throw them in the mic for convenience and keep it moving.
  • I usually peel the potatoes, but a little-known fact, you can actually leave the skins on for more nutrients.
  • Put the potatoes in a bowl
  • Use a potato masher to mash the sweet potatoes, or a hand blender if you wish. Blend potatoes, slowly adding milk, about 1/2 a cup at a time. Use more or less for your desired texture.
  • Season how you like it!
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Vegan Mashed Sweet PotatoesIf you want to add some fun to your Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

  • Serve with vegan butter on top
  • Mix in walnuts or pecans
  • Sweeten with pure maple syrup or brown sugar
  • Sprinkle on ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg


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