Nov 5, 2012

Recipe ~ Sweet Potatoe Bites ~ yumm

As I was searcing around for some fun, healthy and creative food ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday ~ I found this recipe that sounded absolutely delicious.  I plan to make it and take it to our family's Thanksgiving get-together this year!

Sweet Potato Bites
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 tbsp pure maple syrup (I used honey instead)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cayenne (optional)

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (can also use pecans or almonds)
1/4 cup rolled oats (or quick oats)
3 to 4 tbsp shredded coconut (or unsweetened)
1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want them to be)

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and roast them in the oven at 375°F until tender, about 40-60 minutes. Take out of the oven, unwrap and let cool.  Once completely cooled, peel the potatoes and mash them in a bowl (I used a fork). Add the maple syrup (or honey) and spice, mix thoroughly.

Combine the walnuts, oats, coconut and brown sugar on a shallow plate for coating the balls.
Scoop out portions of the sweet potato mixture using a tablespoon measure and roll into a ball with your hands.  Roll each ball in the topping mixture, then place in a greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Repeat for the rest of the mixture.

Bake at 375°F until the topping is golden brown, 20-30 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes about 24 balls.

Now doesn't that sound like a yummy appetizer?  I can't wait to try them myself!

*Original recipe found at Surly Kitchen ~


  1. Oh, those look tasty! May have to give these a try!

  2. I think that my mother-in-law will really like these. I'll have to find out if she does!

  3. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!


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