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Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes Recipe

by Jeanette on November 25, 2013 · 20 Comments
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These Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are a nice twist on traditional mashed sweet potato. Whipped with coconut milk, these sweet potatoes are dairy-free and vegan.
Mashed Stokes Sweet Potatoes © Jeanette's Healthy Living
Recently, I’ve been trying to diversify the varieties of vegetables that my family and I eat. It’s easy to get into a rut and make the same vegetables every week. Fortunately, my kids eat a fairly wide variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, green beans, salad greens, bok choy, Swiss chard, and sweet potatoes. They like some vegetables more than others, but for the most part, I can’t complain.

Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
A few weeks ago, I made Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower, with a trio of cauliflower varieties in purple, orange and green. So, when I mashed up these purple sweet potatoes, my boys weren’t that surprised to find yet another new colored vegetable on their plate. Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are packed with antioxidants. You can practically see that with the deep purple color that almost seems unreal.

Their texture is denser and dryer than your typical sweet potato, and they take a bit longer to cook. Whipped with some coconut milk and maple syrup, and seasoned with a touch of cinnamon and ginger, these Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are simple enough to make, yet because of its brilliant purple color, will be the talk of the table.

Stokes Sweet Potato Mash © Jeanette's Healthy Living
These mashed sweet potatoes would make an interesting addition to your Thanksgiving table. Of course, if you can’t find purple sweet potatoes, you can always use orange sweet potatoes.

If you’re still looking for Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out my post with 40 Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes.

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Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potato
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Serves: 6-8
  • 3 Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Poke holes in sweet potatoes. Bake for 1½ hours or until knife easily pierces potato. Remove from oven. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out flesh into mixing bowl. You should have about 3 cups of potato. Add coconut milk, ginger, cinnamon and salt to taste. Beat until smooth.

Disclosure: Frieda’s sent me some Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes to try.

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  1. Purple sweet potatoes make me endlessly happy! This mashed version of them is beautiful.

  2. I love how beautiful and colorful these mashed potatoes are! They sound amazing with the coconut milk, maple syrup and spices. We love roasting purple and orange sweet potatoes so I can’t wait to try this mashed version. Thanks for sharing Jeanette and hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. love this! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  4. These purple potatoes are beautiful!! Great twist on regular mashed potatoes! Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. These are gorgeous! Love that you used coconut milk.

  6. We grew purple sweet potatoes this year, and I am just in love with the color!

  7. OOhh!! I’m loving the color of these beauties!! I have only used them as roasted potatoes, but why not mashed? I guess I was concerned that the color wasn’t “right”, but what’s not right about it? LOVE this recipe… I’m curious to see what my kids say when I serve these!

  8. How fun! I love colorful food!

  9. Ohhhhhh! Look at this gorgeous purple color! I buy purple potatoes and mash like you do, and put it in pie sheet. In Japan sweet potato sweets are very popular in fall. I completely forgot about it. This totally brightens dinner table!

  10. Tommanee McKinney says:

    So, I am trying to sugar detox, and I want as little added sugar in my diet as possible. How do I make this moist without adding refined sugar?

  11. hi I was wondering can you make muffins using your Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potato recipe or would it call for additional ingredients and also can you substitute cocunut milk for maybe almond or soymilk if you cant have cocunut milk

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Theses mashed potatoes are pretty dense so it wouldn’t work as a muffin. You could substitute almond or soy milk (or another non-dairy milk) for coconut milk.

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