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Sweet Potato Bites with Pecans and Cashew Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, 5 " long washed and cut into 1/3" inch slices (coins)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, boiled for 20 minutes or soaked overnight
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425⁰ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread 1 teaspoon of coconut oil evenly on the baking sheet. Spread sweet potatoes on the baking sheet.

  2. In a small bowl mix together 2 teaspoons coconut oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, and cinnamon. Line a separate baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread 1 teaspoon of coconut oil evenly on the baking sheet. Spread the pecans on the baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, spread the maple syrup mixture over the pecans and sweet potatoes. Place both the pecans and the sweet potatoes in the oven for 5- 8 minutes. After 5-8 minutes, remove the pecans and let cool. Turn the sweet potatoes over for another 12 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, which will allow them to crisp up.

  3. Meanwhile, add soaked or boiled cashews, water, 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt to either a high-speed blender or a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes until creamy. If it seems too thick add an additional tablespoon of water.

  4. Place the sweet potatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle the pecans on the sweet potatoes leaving the middle empty to add the cashew cream. Using 1 teaspoon add the cashew cream to the middle of the sweet potato and serve. You could add the cashew cream to a pastry bag or a zip-top plastic bag and snip off a corner and squeeze the cashew cream into the center of the sweet potatoes. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis: 
Serving size: 1 sweet potato bite, Calories: 45 calories, Fat: 3 grams, Saturated fat: 1 grams, Carbohydrates: 4 grams, Sugar: 1.5 grams, Sodium: 9 milligrams, Fiber: 0.5 gram Protein: 1 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams