Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • four small or 3 large sweet potatoes or one medium sized butternut squash
  • 2 tsp butter, soft tub margarine or coconut oil
  • 3 TB chopped walnuts
  • 1 TB pure Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Peel four small or 3 large sweet potatoes. Slice squash or sweet potatoes into 2 inch pieces. Place in a microwave safe container. Add ⅓ cup of water. Microwave for 6-9 minutes on high
  2. setting. (The time will vary dependent upon the wattage of your microwave.) Test sweet potatoes with a fork to ensure tenderness. Mash with a fork or potato masher to a soft consistency similar to mashed sweet potatoes Add 2 tsp butter, soft tub margarine or coconut oil. Add chopped walnuts and stir in until well combined. Lastly, add maple syrup and combine well before serving. Season with a dash of pepper.
Notes
If you decide to add the brown sugar or maple syrup, the nutritional content of the recipe per serving would be: 119 calories, 19 grams carbohydrate. all other nutritional content is the same. Count as 1 carb choice with or without the addition of brown sugar. The Splenda brown sugar substitute may also be used in place of brown sugar.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¾ cup Calories: 155 Fat: 7 grams Saturated fat: 1.5 grams Unsaturated fat: 5.5 grams Trans fat: 0 grams Carbohydrates: 19 Sodium: 30 mg Fiber: 3 grams Protein: 2 grams Cholesterol: 3 mg
Recipe by Honeydews Kitchen at http://honeydewskitchen.com/?p=33